2nd day after Nissan

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sammywalker21
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   Posted 1/24/2013 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
So it's my second day feeling pretty crappy keep belching as if Im going to have reflux hasn't had any as of yet and hopefully won't stomach and throat feel weird and full maybe it's swelling more I've been having some soup today Symptoms are so weird I guess only time will tell

dencha
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   Posted 1/24/2013 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sammy,
You've just had major surgery, and all those strange and painful symptoms are to be expected.  Be sure to take your pain meds.  While your outsides have just five little slits, your stomach has been stretched and wrapped and stitched.  There is pain and swelling, which is to be expected.  You're just two days post op!
 
The next two weeks will be the most challenging.  Your wrap will become increasingly more swollen over then next two weeks or so.  Swallowing will get worse before it gets better.  It's normal.
 
There is no way that you can expect to feel any better than you do at this point.  Your insides have been accosted with sugical tools.  Try to surrender to your recovery.  Relax, be patient, and listen to your body.  You can't rush this...healing takes time.
 
Happy healing!
Denise
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sammywalker21
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   Posted 1/25/2013 7:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah I am just trying to relax feel pretty out of it At the moment with the lack of food and energy and the pain meds I feel very spaced out my stomach is very up and down and I still have some shoulder pain not sure whether it's transferred pr still from gas

dencha
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   Posted 1/25/2013 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sammy,
The shoulder pain is terrible.  I remember it well.  If you can get up and walk often during the day it will help.  Just take laps around your house as often as you feel you can.  I found that the more I walked, the less my shoulder hurt.
 
Try some yogurt of Kefir. It can coat your stomach and make it feel better, if it feels irritated.  Believe me, I remember well how much effort it takes to swallow at your point in recovery.  I remember one day when if felt like I was swallowing a huge air bubble whenever I ate or drank.  This, too, will pass.  Hang in there.
 
You can do this! yeah yeah yeah
Denise
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Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
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"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

sammywalker21
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   Posted 1/25/2013 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Swallowing doesn't seem to be an issue yet but I am being very cautious what's annoying is I have been prescribed tablets that dissolve in water so theyre easy to swallow but it makes it all fizzy so what's the point

dencha
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   Posted 1/25/2013 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sammy,
Put them in just a little water and wait until the fizz wears off.  See if that works better.  Just a thought...
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

sammywalker21
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   Posted 1/26/2013 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah that's what I been trying to do takes forever for the fizz to go lol it's been an hour n it's still fizzing away lol
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