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jennas40
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   Posted 11/9/2012 7:07 AM (GMT -6)   
MY stomach hurts so bad,MY surgery is,nt tilll december 19th so far from now,I,VE been dealing with this pain now for 6 months gerd for 12 yrs.I cant wait to have this surgery.

jennas40
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   Posted 11/9/2012 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   
how to make time fly by so I can have this surgery.

dencha
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   Posted 11/9/2012 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jenna,
Ask your doctor about Carafate suspension, or even Sulcrafate tablets.  I have a very reactive stomach, and have had times when my stomach hurts a lot. Thankfully I have good prescription coverage and I can get Carafate suspension.  You have to follow the directions for taking it very carefully (2 hrs. before or after medication, an hour before and 2 hours after meals).  I find it very helpful and relieves a lot of discomfort.
 
If you don't have good coverage you can try the generic Sulcrafate. If your lower esophagus is irritated, you'd be best to put the pill in a medicine cup and add a little water, then mix it with a toothpick and throw it back like a shot. 
 
Once you have the surgery you'd definitely have to put Sulcrafate into the water as described above, because it would be way too hard to swallow.
 
Check it out.  Get the suspension if you have good coverage...
Hang in there!
Denise
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jennas40
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   Posted 11/9/2012 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Kinda nervous about my surgery nissan and vagotomy together and I read 7days in hospital so I would be in there for christmas day.

jennas40
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   Posted 11/9/2012 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks I put a call in to my doctor for that medication

dencha
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   Posted 11/9/2012 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi jennas,
I hope that you can get the Carafate or Sulcrafate and that it helps alleviate your discomfort.
 
Be sure to call your surgeon's office and ask about your concerns regarding the Christmas holiday. Personally, I think that in most cases you're better off healing at home anyway.  I was actually hospitalized a week before Christmas once due to asthma, but thankfully, my PCP intervened and got me sprung the day before Christmas.
 
Good luck!
Denise
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Allergy/Asthma

"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”

“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”Eckhart Tolle

jennas40
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   Posted 11/9/2012 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
he did give me carafate so thats good,i,m gonna go see my surgeon on november 15th gonna ask a few questions,wanna make sure I ask about everything

opnwhl4
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   Posted 11/9/2012 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Jannas40-

I am not sure why you would be in the hospital for 7 days. Is he going to do this as an open surgery? My longest stay for lap surgery was 3 days. My last redo was 7 days, but that was done open and I had issues the first night and had to go back to the OR 12 hours after the surgery was done and was in ICU for 4 of those days.

If it was me, I would try to get it done sooner or after Christmas. I know I wouldn't want to spend Christmas in the hospital. After spending over 3 months in the hospital in '11 I didn't even like going there for a few hours yesterday to have a cataract removed, LOL.

Hang in there! the carafate should help you with the stomach pains.

Take care,
Bill
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queenofkings
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   Posted 11/10/2012 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Try drinking chamomile tea, that always works for me when im in a situation like this.. i hope it works for you!!
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