Flu during recovery

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Baza
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   Posted 1/1/2014 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi im 10 weeks in from a redo fundoplication and developed the flu, apartfrom feeling really rough I feel as if the reflux is back,im regurgitating anything I eat or drink with an acidic taste.Im not sure if its the virus or ive damaged the wrap with all the coughing and sneezing? Barry

Mcedge
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   Posted 1/1/2014 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Barry

Sorry to hear your not feeling too good. I hope it's the virus causing your problems and once your over the flu then you can carry on with your recovery.

Take care

Maria

opnwhl4
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   Posted 1/2/2014 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Barry-

I don't think you have damaged the wrap. It's had time for the basic healing, but I'd say you have irritated it. If it's irritated it can swell again and cause reflux like symptoms until it goes down.

Take care,
Bill
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Baza
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   Posted 1/2/2014 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the support! Hope this settles down as I was doing so well there.Got the flu vaccine aswell,guess its not guaranteed. Barry

dencha
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   Posted 1/2/2014 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Baza,
You likely irritated things, but at 10 weeks, scar tissue is strong, and you don't have to worry. I had a lung infection before and after my surgery, and have asthma. I coughed nonstop, and was very worried I was going to blow out my wrap. Thankfully, it survived and works just fine.

Don't worry a bit. That said, be sure you have some good anti-nausea drugs...there's a bad Norovirus going around this year, and repeated vomiting can be very damaging.

Happy healing!
Denise

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opnwhl4
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   Posted 1/2/2014 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Barry-

The problem with the flu vaccine is it is from past out breaks and it changes every year and during the year.

I know for a couple years they didn't even make new ones, just ran with the past vaccine.

When I was in the Navy we had to get the vaccine every year and I got sick every year. Since then I haven't got the vaccine and I think I have had the flu twice in 16 years.

Take care,
Bill
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phil-uk
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   Posted 1/3/2014 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   
hi Barry, get well soon,

All the best for the New Year

Phil

Baza
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   Posted 1/4/2014 7:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much everyone,dont know where I would be without the support ive had on healing well ! Barry
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