Hi Wendy, yes I did have the full wrap. I started out with the feeling of a bubble in my throat the first couple of days. But that has since went away. Yes I can still burp. Started out very tiny burps, but they seem to be getting a little bigger, more like a normal burp. The pain is much better since the day of surgery. First day pain was pretty bad, sharp, aching, but as long as you stay on the pain meds, you can keep it to a tolerable level. First few days, pain just keeps you from being able to more around like you normally do and it seems like it is instinct to just be real careful. After a few days, you realize that you can move around pretty good.
Hope this helps and good luck with everything.
Here is my update:
Post Op Day 8
Well let me just start off by saying that last night, I got the worst case of hiccups I have ever had. I had a small bowl of banana pudding icecream for dinner (was craving some icecream) and about 2 hours later the hiccups started. They lasted for over an hour and were so painful. I ate a couple of Gas x and sipped some water, but man, was it painful. My chest feels sore today from them.
On with today...after yesterday I did not feel that well, tired and sore all over. I started out the day telling myself I was going to take it easy, but, as time went on I ended up doing more stuff around the house. Mostly laundry, and then made a big pot of vegetable soup and a desert my youngest son has been asking me to make. Now I am exhausted and having some pain/soreness due to so much bending over today. Not severe, just more of an aching pain.
I had been dealing with some constipation, but now, its starting to go the other way. At one point today, thought I just needed to pass gas and had an accident, if you know what I mean. I know to be more careful now. Also, weighed myself today, 191 lbs. So I am down 8 lbs since the day I came home from the hospital, but technically only down 2 lbs from presurgery weight. (Went from 193 to 199 the one day I was in the hospital-due to IV fluids i'm guessing). Hoping the scale continues to go in that direction.
I will try to take it easy the rest of the evening. I have to get up in the morning to take my mother to the DR and then grocery shopping. It will be my first real outing since the surgery, hopefully all will go well.
Til next time....