5 + Nissen Fundoplication

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Gbs66
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   Posted 10/2/2012 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

I am 5 weeks and a day post laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication. I recently trying to eat some more normal food, chewing a lot. But now I take a few bites and the food comes back up. I essentially vomit. Is this a bad sign? Am I doing too much? Should I go back to just soft mush foods and liquids?

Thanks.

kyheart
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   Posted 10/2/2012 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
GBS66

I am 18 months post LNF.. I feel great but I can tell in some things I am still healing..
The first thing I would like to ask is.. what are you trying to eat.. how large are the bites you are taking and how well are you chewing whatever it is you are eating??

In my experience (and everyone can be different) if food is coming back up, it probably never went past the wrap. at five weeks if you are having problems maybe you should stick with soft foods a while longer.. well cooked veggies, scrambled eggs, Very well cooked meats/fish. try to stay away from anything that cannot be chewed to a liquid state. I found that beef was the hardest thing besides bread, to put back in my diet. For some reason I still have a hard time with very soft breads.. like burger buns and hot dog buns..

Until you get past the irritation that has been caused to your esophagus I would back off to a mushy very soft diet.. a couple of days then stay with soft foods chewed well.

As far as are you doing too much??.. listen to your body.. if it indicates that you are doing too much, back off a bit.. this is all I can advise since I don't know what you have been doing.

Please stay here on the forum and ask all the questions you like. Don't be shy either, this recovery is not always "pretty" sometimes there are .. ahem, shall we say delicate issues that you need to discuss.. we all did.. feel free to ask or rage or whine or even to share your accomplishment with us, Everyone will be here for you..


I hope I have helped a bit..
Still trying to find the rainbows
Sandi smurf tongue turn turn tongue smurf

Gbs66
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   Posted 10/2/2012 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Sandi. Tonight it was soft pasta that didn't go down well. Will back track to mushy food and liquids for rest of week. See how I am then. I also get really tired at night. Normal?

kyheart
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   Posted 10/2/2012 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   
very normal.. I went back to work at 18 days post and by the time 5:00 got there I was ready to go to bed.. and I work in an office..You are very early in your recovery.. if you eat pasta etc, over cook it for a while.. take it easy if you put a tomato based sauce on it.. I used Alfredo sauce instead for a while.

Only other thing I will say again.. chew chew chew.. until you feel as though you have ground it up to a liquid..

Don't forget, you have just had major surgery..give your insides time to heal.. at least 6 months then it will continue for probably another year or more.. this is not to say you won't be able to run or exercise.. just in moderation.. ask your doctor and then listen to your body.. it will tell you if you are doing too much..

Take your time.. recovery will go quicker than you think..
Still looking for Rainbows
Sandi

Post Edited (kyheart) : 10/2/2012 8:20:55 PM (GMT-6)


Gbs66
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   Posted 10/3/2012 4:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much Sandi.
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