Jan 30 2013
Unremarkable day of surgery. The usual check-in, register etc. Was taken in sometime around 12 and woke up around 4.
After checking that I could walk/talk/pee, they recommended that I get discharged. By 5:30 I was out.
Painkillers: 4 times daily separated by 6 hrs, for day 1 and day 2. Thereafter, as necessary. Had pain in the shoulder blades sometime around 11 PM and painkiller took it away.
No remarkable side effects. No major pain or dysphagia or bloating. Ate a fruit bowl, a banana, a couple of sips of soup and water. Was able to belch without issue. Swallowing my usual Nexium pills was no issue as well.
Still on Nexium, will slowly taper it over the month although I am undecided if I want to continue Nexium for 6 months. The doctor did advise me to taper instead of stopping suddenly which I think is really good advice.
As of now, not sure if I am refluxing or not but I did not seem to notice the usual regurgitation.
Not much feeling of the Linx unless I gulp down water and then I can feel some slight pain at the GE junction where the Linx should be.
Will meet Dr. Lipham for followup when I will be able to know things in more detail. We had only a brief conversation after I woke up very groggy.
All in all, no big side effects from surgery yet - no signs of failure or success either.
Post Edited (gerd_hater) : 1/31/2013 6:19:03 AM (GMT-7)