Thanks for reposting Denise's log Bill. Though I was going through a bit different symptoms here and there, I found it quite helpful!
Hiatal Surgery Newbie; boy you brought back the surgery memories to me. I forgot about the heprin shots and the circulation boots. I also do not do well on pain meds, but really did not need to hit the pump. They kept asking me to because I felt "discomfort", but I rejected. They put an older pain med in and I hit it a couple times. For some reason I had a terrible headache after that and into the next day, so they allowed me to just take extra strength, liquid Advil and it helped. For me, I just knew I felt better moving, just walking the floor. I know not everyone can do that, but I did it soon after and just kept it up. One of the surgeons the 2nd day said, "we hear you have been walking a lot, we want you to, but you also need to take it easy a bit as well."
I was very worried ahead of time about the tube being left in my throat after surgery, based on discussions with the 3 people I knew that had the Nissen. So during the first couple visits, and the day of the surgery, I reminded my surgeon that if there was any way to get that out before I came to, that I would appreciate it. She said they can't make no promises, but she will do so if able. She was able to take it out and I never woke to that.
I've had bronchitis for over a week now. Even though it has been almost a year since my surgery, I worry the hard, consistent coughing may hurt the wrap a bit. I am having a bit of reflux. I am also taking a number of meds to get rid of this viral infection, so it could just be irritating my stomach in general. At least I hope that is the issue.