I am scheduled to have laparoscopic fundoplication surgery within the next 2 weeks. I am nervous to say the least and have many questions. The surgeon has tried to assure me that everything will be okay but I really wanted more information and to hear from others who had this surgery.
I have been suffering from Acid Reflux for more than 25 yrs., sleeping with 8 pillows and sometimes adding the living room oversized couch pillows (and 2yrs ago diagnosed with a Hiatal Hernia). For the last 4 months I have had to sleep in my chair sitting straight up and I still experience Acid Reflux. The surgeon order numerous to prepare for surgery including an endoscope (and placed a camera in my chest).
My biggest concern was weightloss. I really need to get down to a healthier weight so I have been exercising including Bikram Yoga (Yoga in 105 degree temp. room) and have been doing great (when I don't have put my head lower than my chest). How long did it take any of you to go back to your normal exercise routine? Have any of you been able to maintain your weight loss? My eating habits are I do not eat on a regular basis (I suspect now it was a mental set due to the horrible results of eating) so my calorie intake has always been low. So now I try to eat small meals and workout which has been working.
Any suggest sites on the do's & don'ts? I learned from reading a post not to use straws but I am not sure how this person learned of this. Will I need someone home with me all day (other than the first day home) and for how long? What are the suggested foods/meals I should have at home for the first few days?
Where there any "surprise" issues that you experienced after the surgery that were not discussed with your surgeon prior to surgery (did anything out of the ordinary come up that you nor the doctor thought to talk about
Post Edited (Lady.G) : 4/22/2013 8:33:09 AM (GMT-6)