Wrap club question.... (I'm not there yet, just need to know as I go through the process)

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Stockster
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   Posted 10/18/2013 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
 
My question goes out to all the great wrapped up people out there who have had a successful Nissen.  
 
I have read on my posts about burping after the healing has fully taken place.  I heard from most that they can burp, but it's a different kind of burp.  One that you don't necissary force out like before (like after a beer drinking contest), but more of a 'release of air' that happens on it's own.  If this is the case, and you have a job presenting to people or talking in general, does this mean you will constantly or accasionally be burping during your presentations uncontrollably?
 
Just something I have to consider....
 
Thanks

dencha
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   Posted 10/18/2013 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Stockster,
Good question!  Actually, I sometimes can burp pretty loudly, but it has rarely ever occurred when it would be embarrassing.  It's highly unlikely that you'd have a significant burp during work/a presentation.  If you were out with friends eating and drinking, it's more of a possibility, but it's easy to excuse yourself and nobody will be bothered.  It doesn't happen all the time, either.
No worries!
Denise
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lajenner
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   Posted 10/18/2013 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Passing gas takes me by a little more surprise than before. I burp normal, no surprises.

The gas tends to be a little while after eating, so you will learn and plan accordingly. ;)
Laurie
GERD (Nissen Fundolplication Sept. 2013)
IgG, IgM Deficient
Chronic Pain caused by Degenerative Arthritis,
Asthma, Chronic Sinusitis, Allergies,
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couchtater
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   Posted 10/19/2013 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Only soda will make me burp now.
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StephanieJean
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   Posted 10/21/2013 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there!
When my stomach is not full, I can burp a little, but its more like really tiny pop pop pops of air that come up, really tiny. Almost like my stomach is venting itself. i notice that I can do it more if there is less pressure in my stomach. I am almost 3 months out from surgery and the ability to vent has greatly helped with my bloating.
I have been too scared to try carbonated beverages though, especially this early in my healing.

I can not burp on purpose though. Sometimes I will feel my stomach squeeze like it needs to burp like before surgery, but nothing happens. I can feel my wrap stop all that nonsense.

Stockster
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   Posted 10/21/2013 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Stephanie,

When did you get back to work? I know that if I am a candidate for the Nissen I would be off for a week, and then back in the next week. I spend most of my days in meetings and at a desk, so it wouldnt be any anthing physically stressful, only mentally.

Are you happy with your results? I think you mentioned in an earlier post that you had a loose floppy?

StephanieJean
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   Posted 10/21/2013 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I actually was off for three weeks, and really struggled through the fourth while I was at work.
My boyfriends boss had the same surgery and same surgeon earlier in the year and he had the same experience I did, back at three weeks wished he would have taken four, but everyone is different.
I found sitting at my desk to be more uncomfortable than standing, it was hard on my upper abs.
I did have a loose floppy and I am SUPER pleased with the results, it really worked and I was eating normally(ish) at like 3 weeks. I do not have swallowing problems, I only really have some lingering surgical pain because of coughing and sneezing*sinus infection* and moving around too much and forgetting I am still healing. The only other gripe is the bloat, but even that gets better and better as time goes on.

lajenner
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   Posted 10/21/2013 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Stockster - I would seriously give yourself 2 weeks before going back to work. You will get tired - healing zaps your energy. If you had a way to take a long break and lie down for awhile mid-day, maybe you could handle it after a week.

We are all different, though. You won't know, so it's difficult to make plans ahead of time.
Laurie
GERD (Nissen Fundolplication Sept. 2013)
IgG, IgM Deficient
Chronic Pain caused by Degenerative Arthritis,
Asthma, Chronic Sinusitis, Allergies,
Chronic Kidney Stone Disease, Depression/Anxiety
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