I sure hope the surgeon can do the Nissen via laparoscopy, he did warn something to do with my diaphragm squeezing my stomach may cause him to require the
open version. I'm not really sure what that means, but I trust him. It's Dr. N. Soper at Northwestern Memorial in Chicago. He's done 1500 of these procedures and is chairman of the department.
I'm quite nervous about
recovery. I have my treadmill ready for walking. I have liquid forms of many of my regular meds on hand. I have protein shakes and smoothie makings ready. I made some soups and froze them. I can throw them in the blender and thin as needed.
My husband should be helpful, but I typically have to ask/tell him what to do when needed.
Am I missing anything else I should be doing today?
I need the surgery as I have been aspirating acid, found via a bronchoscopy done on June 17. I also have a very large hiatal hernia that is full of ulcers. Barretts was ruled out, thankfully. I have had pneumonia twice just this year, along with chronic bronchitis and bad asthma. I've taken prescribed ppi's for as long as they have been on the market, and other acid reducers prior to that (total of 34 years). I have never had heartburn, just stomach pain and nausea.
I have 25 pounds to lose, so no worries about
weight loss following the surgery. Going new clothes shopping will be a bonus :).
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