Flying after Nissen

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StephanieJean
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   Posted 10/23/2013 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Friends,
I am traveling to California from Ohio for Christmas and I was not sure if there are any concerns or precautions I should take flying after having my nissen done in August. Has anyone with an NF flown? Just was not sure if pressure changes would hurt me or make me gassy or whatever.

Thanks!
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Stephanie

TonyG
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   Posted 10/23/2013 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi SJ,

As you know I had mine in April, and I've flown 6 times since then (4 of those trips overseas). I didn't have any problems other than what to do about the gas problem after eating. Gaviscon will be your friend. smilewinkgrin

Where in CA are you going? I'm just about an hour south of San Francisco.

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StephanieJean
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   Posted 10/23/2013 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
You always have an answer for me Tony! Thanks for being my resource!

I am going to LA actually. Then I am going to Cardiff and laJolla where my family lives and then back to LA. I am dying to travel to SF one of these days.

TonyG
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   Posted 10/23/2013 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
You're very welcome! I love it in SoCal. My brother lives there and we visit often. We're Disneyland addicts in my house!

Be well!
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TheSiXness
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   Posted 10/23/2013 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I had really bad problems with my sinuses last time I flew... it was awful. I'd recommend bringing some tylenol or mucinex incase. I'm never flying again. my sinus problems are do to my reflux... when your having a bad day, it's amplified in the air.
-TheSickness-

StephanieJean
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   Posted 10/23/2013 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Great idea Six!!!!! Thanks!

opnwhl4
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   Posted 10/24/2013 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
SJ-

No problem. I have flown several times after my nissens. Even in unpressurized military A/C with no problems. Just take the same precautions you normally would have to if you have sinus issues.

Take care,
Bill
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StephanieJean
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   Posted 10/24/2013 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Bill, that is really comforting to know!

Baza
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   Posted 10/25/2013 4:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Stephanie,i just flew home there two days after surgery and I had no problems.i just had the flight socks on! you,ll be ok! Barry

StephanieJean
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   Posted 10/25/2013 6:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow Baza, two days after surgery? crazy.
Thanks for the comforting words.
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