Lap Nissen Questions-4 weeks post surgery

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   Posted 1/25/2014 4:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Everyone!
I have been "lurking" on this forum for a long time and I had my first lap nissen about 3.5 weeks ago with an incredible surgeon. Everyone thing went well the first few weeks but now I have a sore pain where the wrap is located. I have been on a gradual diet from clear liquid, to full liquid to purees and now I am on soft food. I have noticed the last two days that there is a burning sensation where the wrap is after I eat. Just wondering if anyone else had this issue? I have been eating small amounts and chewing my food throughly. I went back to a full liquid diet today but I am still feeling that feeling. I'm thinking maybe something got "stuck" in the wrap? If it gets stuck, how long does it take to go down? Does it have a burning feeling? Just wondering about other people's experiences. I am going to contact the surgeon's office on Monday.

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Date Joined Oct 2013
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   Posted 1/25/2014 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I wouldn't be too alarmed. I've gone through all of that as well. I had my nissen done November the 1st. I had the pulp of a clementine stuck at my wrap for over 12 hours. Needless to say I didn't try eating one of those again. Moving too quickly to soft food can irritate your wrap. Just slow down a bit and be more careful with what you eat if you have this problem. Burning feeling.. remember your esophagus is a dumb organ and interprets all pain as reflux. I'm not surprised you'd have that sensation.

You.. we.. are in the early days of healing. Everyone says a good 80 percent of the healing takes place in the first six months or so. Possibly prolong that estimate to a year. Even more healing takes place into the second year.

Good luck, and it does get better! I've done all kinds of complaining with my recovery, but in retrospect, things always have gotten better.
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