Hi Elle Jay,
I had a lung infection just before my surgery, and I was so afraid that they wouldn't do the surgery. I was told, though, that as long as I didn't have a fever, it was a "go".
My lung infection continued after my surgery, and made my recovery a little more difficult (with severe asthmatic coughing, and my husband pounding my back with lung PT in order to get my lungs cleared out of mucous). My internal tissue was very fragile due to steroid overuse, so my surgeon added some extra stitches to hold things in place. Even with my constant and severe coughing, thankfully everything worked out fine.
My situation was a "Catch 22"...my lungs weren't likely to improve until after surgery, so they did I anyway. I'm not sure how they'll deal with a cold, but if it's garden variety without a fever, I expect they'll go ahead with it all.
Let us know what they say!
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
"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.”