Wrap Pain at 11 Months

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   Posted 10/8/2012 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone heard of having pain at the wrap site (on and off) for a few days?  It's a bit disconcerting.  It feels like reflux but, as I've experienced many times in the past, it seems to be irritation that feels like reflux.  I can't seem to eat as much as I could before without feeling pain. 
Is this normal?

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   Posted 10/9/2012 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dave,
Yes, it's normal.  Your wrap is still healing, and your upper GI tract is adjusting to the changes.  I think the adjustment is the thing that takes the longest.  Plus the whole change can put unnatural pressure on the area at times.  I'm 3 and a half years post-op and I can get a sharp pain or discomfort there from time to time, depending on what I've been doing and how I've been eating. 
I also think there can be some uncomfortable adhesions (my theory, not my surgeon's/GI doc's).  I find that if I sleep in my left side for a long time I can be awakened by a pain that goes away as soon as I move to my back.  It's just something we "wrappers" have to live with from time to time.  As far as I'm concerned, it's well worth the trouble!
The thing about eating a lot is that it puts pressure on the wrap and lower esophagus as the stomach fills.  It would be wise to listen to your body and follow its lead.  If it's telling you to eat less at each meal, just eat more often. 
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