belly swelling after Nissen fundoplication surgery

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   Posted 11/29/2012 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Day 10 post hiatal hernia surgery. I realize recovery will be slow, still on liquid diet. Belly is still very swollen. Understand swelling peaks around the 2 week mark. Does the swelling go down rapidly or slowly? Jeans are still tight even though I've lost almost 10 lbs. Trying to go back to work in 4 days, but really uncomfortable in jeans (which I typically wear for work due to nature of profession). What experiences have others had regarding wearing pre-surgery clothes? This probably sounds petty, but this is a true problem. Any similar experiences from others who have had this surgery? Thanks so much!

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   Posted 11/29/2012 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
The swelling goes down slowly. I lived in sweats and larger jeans for about 4 weeks.
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