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Date Joined Feb 2014
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   Posted 2/23/2014 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my first surgery for gerd with having no medications worked. I went to my gastro who told me the test he had done on me were not good and I need to see a surgeon. Two weeks ago I had the procedure done known as a fundaplication. I have been sticking to the liquid diet given to me by the dietitian. I only stayed in the hospital the night I had surgery due a snow storm that would have kept me there all week, so they allowed me to go home. I would have liked to stayed the week so that I would have had some help with the diet, to make sure that when I did go home I would have been prepared what to do. There was so much confussion about what I could have from the list the dietitian gave me and what the Dr. told me to do. I have medications that I have to crush because they won't go down right. All the liquids I am taking gives me diarrhea and my stomach constantly growls. I have no problem taking deep breathes,but it feels I stretch everything inside when I do. I have been doing the diet like I think is right. But drinking is worse than eating.I still am having pains in my chest and I guess this is because of the hiatal hernia. I have been reading horror stories about this procedure and hoping that I don't have the problems some of you people have. Please keep me posted on your problems and I will be keeping in touch with you to see if I have these and what the best course of action will be.

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   Posted 3/2/2014 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Botswana, I feel bad that no one had responded to your post. I have not been on here for a while. Welcome to the wrapped club! It sounds like you are on track with your recovery. Yes u do need to crush meds and put in a little applesauce. Yes, diarrhea and stomach growling is to be expected after any stomach or esophageal surgery. Liquids are harder to swallow, no straws, no soda! The key is to chew very well before swallowing and start adding soft eggs, cottage cheese and the like as tolerated and as instructed by you doctor. Hope you are doing well. Post again! amo

asthma,GERD,Barrett's esophagus,chronic hip pain, depression,MCTD.

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   Posted 3/5/2014 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi boosnana,

Welcome to the Healing Well yeah yeah yeah Wrapped Club! yeah yeah yeah Glad you've joined us! I will be very happy to answer your questions, but before I spend a long time doing that, I want to make sure you're still getting these messages. Just write a short response in this thread, and I'll provide you with resources and information.

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Happy healing!

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Nissen Fundoplication 2/09

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