Nissan one week ago- ate wrong foods too early

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   Posted 3/18/2013 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello all,

i had my 180 fundoplication one week ago after having reflux for over 10 years (am now 23). The first few days were awful with nausea and my reaction from the anesthesia however on the 4th day i woke up feeling like a new person and nausea and medication free!

However i regrettably thought it would be okay to fast track my diet today as i was feeling so good and ate foods i was not yet ready for, thinking if i chewed them enough before swallowing id be ok. i am regretting that decision alot atm and have had heart burn, regergitation and pain for a few hours now. i was just wondering if this is going to leave any permanent damage to me? i feel awful and advise everyone having the surgery to follow the diet strictly!

if anyone has any ideas/advise or similar experiences it would be much appreciated cos im feeling very worried atm. Thanks, gemma-jayne

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   Posted 3/18/2013 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to Healing Well and the Wrapped Club.

The best advice I can give is to definitely call your surgeon's office and let them know what is going on. Not trying to say anything is wrong, but better safe than sorry.
Also definitely cut back on your diet. Remember to keep meals small and frequent and stay hydrated.

Yes, I think we all do this to some extent at one time or another during recovery. Usually it doesn't happen again if we remember to go slow and listen to our bodies. Sometimes it can take a few days of going easier on the diet before it feels better again, especially since you are only a week out.

At the 2 to 3 week mark you probably will notice some reflux like symptoms and maybe some issues with food getting past the wrap. This is from the swelling peaking and should get better from there on out, but it is a fairly slow recovery until everything is 100%. about 80% healing is done in the 1st 6 months and it can take up to a year to be completely healed inside. I have been back to a mostly regular diet at about 8 weeks out, but remember to chew to basically a liquid to be safe.
Stay away from soft bread and solid meat for probably 4 months or so. These are the worst foods for getting stuck at the wrap. Toast is usually OK because you can chew it to a liquid state. Also ground meat goes down pretty well as long as you go slow and chew, chew, chew.

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