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Geripie
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Date Joined Mar 2013
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   Posted 3/18/2013 7:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I'm 2 weeks post nissens :) recovering very slow as I feel very nauseous after eating. I have had three noticeable bouts of reflux since. This was a surprise as I was not expecting it. I can make tiny burps but think they are more esophageal burps than stomach burps. Scars are still very tender and a lot of dark bruising. A rather large bruise appeared this morning just below and to the right of my belly button, has anyone had a mysterious bruise?

After surgery i was on intravenous pain relief for three days and oxygen for four days as my blood pressure and says dropped. Strange as my blood pressure would be generally average or a bit high.

I have also had a terrible bout of depression which I was not expecting. I'm not a depressive person in general so this has hit me hard.

I have lost about 10kg or more the last two weeks, not worried about weight loss as I can afford to lose it. Swallowing is not too bad but it kind of backs up and I have to walk around or drink some water to get it to drop . Still feeling bit weak when I walk a distance and break out in a sweat when I eat. But I guess this is all normal.

But why do doctors and surgeons not tell you all of these things? Is it that they have done their bit with the surgery and the rest is up to you?

opnwhl4
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   Posted 3/18/2013 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Geripie-

Welcome to Healing Well and the wrapped club!

Surgeons not being really up to date about what this recovery is really like is a problem every where it seems.

I've had the bruising before with a couple surgeries. As for the reflux, if it was heartburn type feeling this is normal during the early stages of recovery. While the wrap is swelling it isn't working as well as it should. The esophagus also is a dumb organ and senses all pain as heartburn. This will improve as the esophagus heals.

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

Geripie
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Date Joined Mar 2013
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   Posted 3/18/2013 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Bill. I'm sure it will all settle down. The bruise appearing was a bit strange. I have had surgery before but never this. Good to know that it's not likely to be heartburn that us a relief.

Onwards and upwards from here :)

opnwhl4
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   Posted 3/19/2013 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Gerpie

Remember this is a slow recovery to be 100%. Slow and steady my friend.

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

Geripie
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Date Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts : 14
   Posted 3/19/2013 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
It's the slow bit I have to come to terms with Bill. Not easy when I'm used to rushing around. Eating slow even more difficult. I think when you have kids you learn to eat fast so you get to eat when your food is hot :) hard to change the habit now. Today was not a good day food wise. I reverted back to thin liquids the early part of the day but once I had something bit heavier that horrible naucous feeling came back.
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