7 weeks since NF surgery - acid pain

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Date Joined Jan 2013
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   Posted 1/20/2013 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, this is my first post on this forum. I have been a reader for quite a while and wanted to share my experience with you and see if any one could advise me on some issues.
I have suffered from GERD for approx 18 years or so. Finally on Dec 4, 2012, I had surgery to deal with a minor hiatal hernia and of course had the NF.
It has been 7 weeks since the surgery and I am still having issues with gas and subsequent pain in the shoulder. It is better than before but I was wondering if this ever subsides. Also, prior to the surgery, I was not able to eat a whole bunch of foods which caused me alot of heartburn, two of which are toast and breakfast cereals. I have since the surgery consumed both foods and find that about half an hour later i have discomfort where the wrap is located. I have the feeling of "heat" which is i guess the acisd trying to come upwards but the wrap is blocking it. Has anyone experienced this? I don't think the wrap is being irritated by the food since this sensation only occurs about 30 mins after eating. I am very disheartened at this moment and would appreciate any insights or advice.

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Date Joined May 2012
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   Posted 1/21/2013 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   

These are not unfounded symptoms. I'm 8 months out from my surgery and I still have gas issues (I'll pop a few Gas-X chewables a week to alleviate the symptoms). It could be you have so much gas in you, it's finding ways to hit other parts of your body.

Sometimes when you eat too much or too fast the food will get hung up at the wrap site. My main suggestion to you would be to eat slower and eat less gassy foods (cut out the fast foods, milk, etc.) just for a bit and see if that works. Take the Gas-X too; it's a HUGE help.

Another thing I do to alleviate gas is drink water extremely fast and then take a really deep breath. I'll find myself being able to burp up the gas, which helps a lot.

Let me know if have any other questions.
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