Welcome to the
You've already gotten lots of great advice from our forum members! This is a great place to hang out during your recovery, as there are many newly-wrapped friends here! I had my surgery in February 2009, and here's my early recovery journal, FYI:www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=45&m=2183443
It'll give you an idea of another person's recovery experience.
You're in the infancy of a recovery that takes six month for most of the healing and a year for the rest. It takes patience and trust, but you'll get there!
Your wrap will become increasingly more swollen over the first two weeks or so. Don't be surprised if your swallowing gets worse before it gets better. It's a normal part of healing, so no need to worry. I agree with StephanieJean, though...whenever you have a concern about
your recovery, don't hesitate to call your surgeon's office. That's why they get paid the big bucks!
Glad you've joined the forum!Take care,
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.”