New nissan fundo on 2/4/13

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   Posted 3/7/2013 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello my name is <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on">Tara</st1:place> I recently just found this group and I am so glad. Of Course it would have been great while I was freaking out from all the lack of information pre-surgery. But at least I found it now. I had the Nissan done on 02/04/2013. Basically as a life saving surgery. I pre-NF had not been able to eat, anytime I ate I would vomit severally the only way as my Doctors described it to loose food was to come up and out vs. in and down. <span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> I was only able to eat potato soup, Babybel cheese and drink Gatorade It was a terrible feeling and a horrible way to live life. So after several pounds 28 pre surgical being lost and almost disappearing as a person I went to see my gastro Doctor. He couldn’t believe how bad I looked from weight loss to skin color. So with looking so terrible he decided to send me for a bunch of tests an endoscopy, barium swallow, HIDA scan, Gastric Emptying study, X-ray you name it I had it. It turned out every Thursday and Friday during the month of January I had some test or procedure done in order to try and figure out what was going on. Nissan vs. Gastric pacemaker became the battle.

Finally on Jan. 30th I had another gastric emptying study and was able to hold down the eggs and so with that came the diagnosis of not having gastro paresis and was giving the surgical date of 2/4/13. I seriously thought that I was going to die. I remember walking into the operating room looking at my parents as though I was never going to see them again.

<span style="mso-tab-count: 1"> Well instead I woke up and to my surprise I had no acid feeling and I was lying on my back. Weird. I was never able to do this. So the surgery helped. Was on a liquid diet for 2 weeks post op and now on a soft foods diet, pasta, mashed potatoes, shredded chicken blenderized diet, it’s been interesting but also a bit difficult for me. I’m never hungry and find my self still having a lot of pain. But that is my introduction. It’s nice to meet you all. And hopefully I can help others and well as you all to help me though our crazy time in my life.

Post Edited (Tarachriso) : 3/9/2013 10:06:24 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 3/7/2013 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, Tara, to the forum. It's great you found this place.

I hope you will read the locked pages at the top of the forum. Also, put some keywords in the search box at the top of the page to find older threads that interest you.

I'm glad you did not have gastroparesis or some of the other bad diagnoses. It's bad enough to have to have Nissen surgery. At least it is helping you! Did you have the classic Nissen or one of the partial wraps? Mine was a Toupet variety - partial wrap.

To keep from losing weight I simply ate every hour, even 20 minutes at first. Try to get enough protein, maybe eggs or cheese. Beef is way too rough and hard to swallow for quite a while.

I had pain for a long time. I can't remember exactly, but it seems now it was a month. My surgery was a bad one because I had a big hiatal hernia. A lot of people seem to not need pain meds after a few days or weeks. Ask your doctor about your particular case. We're not doctors here!

Best wishes for a great recovery. Keep on posting.

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   Posted 3/8/2013 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum and keep us posted on your recovery!
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