Recovery from GPEH without wrap

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   Posted 1/1/2014 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I had surgery on Dec 17. for a GPEH. My entire stomach, part of small intestine and part of my colon were up in my chest. All seemed to go well. I was on liquids for the first 5 days, then solids. Small bits chewed well. Now I'm getting horrible sulfur burps along with stomach grumbling when I lay on my left side. I wonder if I started eating solids to soon. Doc said to progress as my stomach tolerates. No neausea or vomiting. I've had sulfur burps a couple times before the surgery, but they would last only a day or so. These have lasted 7 -8 days now. Wondering if anyone else has had this problem and is it just part of healing.
Also had a barium swallow the next morning and it took 30 min to clear my stomach.


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   Posted 1/1/2014 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I think that's about a normal time for food to clear the stomach.

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   Posted 1/1/2014 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on avoiding the wrap! I presume you were tested pre-op and the valve was working just fine.

Did you have a barium swallow post-op to see what the stomach is doing now?

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   Posted 1/1/2014 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Thankfully never had reflux! Yes barium the next day. No leaks and about 30 min to clear stomach.
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