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SummerGAL
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   Posted 1/17/2013 2:57 AM (GMT -6)   
So nervous, can't sleep, can't think straight, what a mess I am.

Summer

dencha
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   Posted 1/17/2013 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Summer,
You'll do fine!  We'll be looking forward to hearing all about your experience!
Good luck!
Denise
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Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
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

opnwhl4
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   Posted 1/17/2013 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Summer-

I'm with Denise. You'll do great! Tomorrow is a new beginning.

Take care,
Bill
opnwhl4
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Nissen 6/06 and 5/09
#3 on 8/24/11

SummerGAL
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   Posted 1/17/2013 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Made it. Pain level 5, but seems ok with the meds. It was strange back in my hospital room because I burped a few little ones. Shoulder and incision sites hurt. Have not been up ,but hope to do so soon. I'm so hungry

Summer

opnwhl4
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   Posted 1/18/2013 6:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the wrapped club! Walking will help the shoulder pain.

Take care,
Bill
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#3 on 8/24/11

SummerGAL
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   Posted 1/18/2013 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Was everyone so hungry after surgery? The clear liquids are not helping. I'm so hungry that I cant sleep.
Gerd - 13 Years
PPI's 13 Years
Inconclusive for Barrett's


Summer

dencha
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   Posted 1/18/2013 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi SummerGAL,
 
Welcome to the yeah yeah   yeah  Wrap Club! yeah   yeah yeah You did it! Yay!!!!!
 
I wonder if your hunger is real, or if it's a mixed up signal to your brain.  Generally most people aren't bothered by hunger this soon.  I have heard of it rarely, though. 
 
Often people feel full after a very small amount of food because the top of the stomach is swollen and the brain interprets that as fullness.
 
I'll bet it subsides soon.  I can tell you this.  I don't know what your surgeon will advise you, but I was able to chew, which is key, my own food.  As long as it could be chewed to a liquid (creamy consistency) I could eat it. 
 
It was much more satisfying than a liquid diet with no chewing.  Just knowing you can make choices is good.  During the first couple weeks I stuck to soups or soft foods, but saltines chew to a liquid easily.
 
If your body is one that doesn't feel full after a quarter to a third of a cup in the beginning, you'll have to be the eating police.  Just because you can eat more than that in the beginning, doesn't mean you should.  People whose stomaches don't stop them from overeating with fullness, can get into painful situations by overeating.  I don't know if this will be the case for you, but just keep it in mind.
 
Hang in there.  The next two weeks are the most challenging.  Keep in mind that your wrap will start swelling and peak at around the two week mark.  Because of this your swallowing will get worse before it gets better. 
 
You're lucky that you had a few burps...it means you'll have far less trouble with painful bloating, and that's great!
 
Happy Healing!
Denise
 
 
GERD/Heartburn Moderator
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
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

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 1/18/2013 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear all went well!
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SummerGAL
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   Posted 1/19/2013 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Denise, today is post 2 days and I'm not getting so hungry now. When I woke up this morning, I was in a lot of pain and was a little nauseous and dizzy. I took the pain meds and some Maylox and then I felt better. I could barely roll out of bed this morning.
Gerd - 13 Years
PPI's 13 Years
Inconclusive for Barrett's


Summer
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