Just a guess here but if you had laparoscopic surgery you can get a lot of trapped gas. They actually inflate your belly to give themselves room to work. I had a bubble that felt like it was trapped under my shoulder blade and it was quite painful. Pain relievers didn't do much good. There's no way to release it and your body has to absorb that gas before the pain will subside. It will not pass through your digestive tract like stomach gas. I know it hurts but a good brisk walk will speed your recovery. I started with a two mile hike with my dogs the day after the surgery. My diaphram was cut as part of the surgery (my esophagus had to be disconnected and repaired) but I didn't have any pre-existing hernia problems so I don't know if that will be a problem for you. It took over two weeks for my bubble to go away completely. Don't force the issue of trying to throw up. The fundoplication was done to make your esophagus a one way trip. They have anti-nausea meds. Discuss it with your Doctor. Hang in there. Things will get better.
P.S. I had a Nissen Fundoplication, not a Toupet and although the Nissen sounds like it might be a lot more involved than yours my main reason for the surgery a Heller Myotomy for Achalasia. The Fundoplication was a minor part of my surgery and almost an afterthought.
Post Edited (Jim Bennett) : 3/6/2018 11:19:34 PM (GMT-7)