G-Tube with Nissen Surgery

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Date Joined Sep 2013
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   Posted 9/25/2013 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Everyone this is my story, I am new to the forum and is glad to see so many is suffering with some of the same problems or concerns that I have. I have been treated for GERD for many years I have gone through 4 dilation of my esophagus so the doctor decided after a lot of test to do the surgery. I had the surgery on August 5, 2013. Everything went well I was told my stomach had relocated itself in my chest cavity and I had to have my stomach lining replaced, plus they repaired my hernia. So I guess I was messed up, but yet I didn't feel really sick until week 4 and 5 boy oh boy I couldn't sleep, cough, sneeze, bend or anything I was in pain and sore. On Sept 13, 2013, I woke up a new person and all my problems disappeared overnight. Unbelievable I feel really good, except I still have my G-tube and on my appointment yesterday I was told I will keep it at least another month. I read some of you guys was back at work in 2 weeks, there is no way I can work right now. I be nausea and motion sickness at riding in my car or sitting for a long period of time. Did anyone have a G-tube? I was also told I can't eat solid food yet. I lost 22 pounds but yet I am suppose to gain weight any good advise?

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   Posted 9/25/2013 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
JForce, I haven't had GERD, but I do have a lot of experience with g-tubes. At this point it is the hernia repair that is making you need to keep the tube in place. They have to make sure your stomach stays compressed and doesn't bloat up at all, as that could interfere with the healing of the diaphragm and possibly even rip stitches, causing you to need surgery again.

I know it's uncomfortable and frustrating not to be able to eat, but try to hang in there so you get the best possible result of your surgery. Healthy healing to you.
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