Hi 1 day,
I assume you've followed-up with your doctor. What was his/her determination? What you're experiencing is not typical. A low grade fever must be caused by something. Generally it's an indication of infection. Has that been ruled out?
If you're not dumping daily, Ensure could be a good choice. If dumping is a consistent problem, then it is not. It is full of sugar and could exacerbate the problem. Check out the Glucerna, and see if they have a liquid version. It's created for diabetes, and so it's not loaded with sugar.
Don't let the fever go unchallenged. There is a reason for it. I'm not sure how you can manage iron pills, as I understand that they are very hard on the stomach. Could you blend some high-iron foods to pump up your intake?
It sounds like your life-situation overwhelmed your healing process and you're putting way too much strain on your body at a time when it's busy trying to heal. Rest as much as you possibly can. Whenever you have a moment to sit or lie down, do it. Drink liquids to keep from becoming dehydrated.
Surrender to your recovery. It sounds as if it's a challenging time in your life regardless of your post-surgical healing. What you're going through is certainly difficult, but if in it all you can realize that your recovery is what it is and accept that, it'll make your life much easier.
You can't rush your healing, and in fact, all your life-demands will slow it down. Seven weeks is still very early in a healing process that takes a full 6 months for most of the healing and a year for the rest. No matter how much you will the recovery to be behind you so you can put yourself fully and strongly into your work and care of your parents, it is not going to happen.
Your healing takes time. Your body is struggling right now. Most people take a good six weeks taking it easy to start feeling better. When you are going about your life as if you haven't just had major surgery (no matter how necessary) your recovery will suffer.
Try to realize that you need to take care of yourself. Think. How can you do this? There's a way. Until you give your body a break and allow it to do the important healing work it's trying to do, you'll be suffering.
What you're experiencing isn't typical. I'm surprised your doctor hasn't recommended you leave work and take some sick time to allow yourself to recover.
Take care of yourself! You matter!
Hang in there,
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
"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.”