Posted by Denise:
Welcome to the Healing Well yeah yeah yeah Wrapped Club! yeah yeah yeah My surgeon warned me of the increased swelling, saying that my swallowing would get worse before it got better because of the swelling that would peak on or about Day 14. Some people sail through the recovery without a problem. I definitely felt the effects of swelling, though.
As far as sleeping on your stomach, I think it depends on your comfort level. Most people would probably find it uncomfortable, but if you try it and it feels okay, I don't see any reason why you shouldn't.
Good idea taking the ibuprofen...it may help with the swelling as well. I had to stick with acetaminophen because I've got a very sensitive stomach. The ibuprofen is better with inflammation in my experience.
Good luck with your appointment tomorrow!
Denise turn GERD/Heartburn Moderator
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
Moderator: GERD/Heartburn, Kidney disease
Nissen 6/06 and 5/09