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Date Joined Oct 2013
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   Posted 10/16/2013 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,

I am new to this forum. Unlike a lot of people here, I had zero symptoms before my surgery. On the evening of Oct. 02, I felt like I was having a heart attack, so I called 911. It took several hours at the emergency room to determine that I had a very large Haitle hernia. It was to the point where I had no choice but to have the surgery. I also have a peg tube to keep my stomach from going back into my chest.

This is all very new and sudden to me. I am still having alot of pain at the peg tube. It's really hard not to have a big pity party. I have been on a full liquid diet for 2 weeks now and I am craving food like crazy! I am seeing my doctor today and hopefully she will approve a soft diet.Has anyone else had a similar experience? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Date Joined Oct 2013
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   Posted 10/29/2013 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope you are feeling better. What is a peg tube? I had a large HH but I never heard the surgeon talk about a peg tube. He used my stomach tissue for the mesh in my diaphragm.
Take it easy. You will be feeling better before you know it.

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   Posted 10/29/2013 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi joycelaine,
Welcome to the yeah yeah yeah Wrapped Club! yeah yeah yeah I'm glad you've joined our group.  While your situation is unique, there have been a few others who've had the surgery after experiencing only "silent GERD".  When you have no symptoms prior to the surgery, it does create challenges.  Those who've experienced miserable and uncomfortable symptoms prior to surgery can find it easier to accept the recovery, which is definitely challenging.
I've heard of one other member here who had a tube in after surgery.  That person (I can't remember who right now, but hopefully they'll post here soon) used the tube for feeding to bypass the wrap.  It sounds as if you're still "eating" via the normal route, if I'm not misunderstanding what you're saying.
I understand the craving food part.  We all go through that!  Hopefully your surgeon will free up your eating rules very soon.  Try to surrender to your recovery and follow its lead.  You can't rush your healing...your body will heal in its own sweet time. 
Hang in there!  Here's a link to my recovery journal.  Maybe it will give you some comfort as you can see how another person's recovery progressed.  There are also some additional posts you might find interesting.
Happy healing!
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