I've had three stomach bugs since my surgery. Each time the nausea snuck up on me and I didn't have time to take my anti nausea drugs. My surgeon told me that I wouldn't be able to vomit post surgery, but as it turns out, I can.
In each case I vomited once before taking anti-nausea meds to stop the vomiting. Around here we were warned and continue to pass on the warning that it's crucial to avoid vomiting whether or not you can actually vomit, or just retch. Either can be hard on the wrap .
In my situation, the vomiting did not cause problems, but I took precautions not to vomit repeatedly. That could have been a different story. Compazine suppositories work well for me once the vomiting has started. Zofran, in my case, works best for mild nausea. Once I'm sick enough to vomit, there's no keeping meds or food in my stomach.
Be sure to keep anti-nausea drugs on hand. I know that Bill and I carry them with us wherever we go, just in case. Once healing has taken place an occasional vomiting or retching incident isn't likely to cause problems as long as you take precautions to ensure that it doesn't happen repeatedly. It can cause irritation of the wrap, though, so there can be some residual pain or discomfort that takes time to heal.Best wishes,
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
Allergy/Asthma"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”
“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”
“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”
Post Edited (dencha) : 10/14/2013 5:33:29 AM (GMT-6)