Welcome to the
Glad to hear you're doing pretty well. Pretty well is about
the best you can expect in the early days! The shoulder pain is the worst. I remember wondering what shoulder pain had to do with stomach surgery, but it's very common. I have a suggestion. Whenever you get up to go to the bathroom, make a couple of laps around your house. I found that the more I walked, the less my shoulder hurt, and visa-versa.
Like you, I could burp right after surgery. I asked my surgeon about it and he said it was a bonus and a good thing. I had been warned that I wouldn't be able to burp or vomit after surgery, so like you, I feared that it had been made too loose. That's not the case. You'll avoid painful bloating as a result.
Don't forget that your wrap will become increasingly more swollen during the next two weeks, so don't be surprised if your swallowing gets worse before it gets better.
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
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