Nissen on Tuesday 3/25

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   Posted 3/22/2014 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello to all. I have been reading your posts for over a month now yeahand they have been very helpful. Thank you!
I am scheduled for my Nissen on this coming Tuesday for a pretty large Para esophageal hernia ( documented by CT Scan, endoscopy, barium swallow) . My reflux has been mostly under control on Dexilant 60 mg. until the last week or so ( stress I am sure ). I have had severe epigastric bloating with the pressure shooting up into my chest and neck- sometimes lasting up to 6 hours. Activated charcoal capsules are the only thing that help, not totally alleviate my bloating. ( my gastroenterologist loves the charcoal - "lots of good data on that" ).
I had my esophageal motility manometry and my esophagus works well - except at the lower junction - which was expected.
Obviously, I am nervous. I am an RN and know all too well what can go wrong but I am praying and keeping positive thoughts smilewinkgrin
If you could keep me in mind Tuesday it would be much appreciated.
Guess I will be joining the Wrapped Club.

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   Posted 3/23/2014 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bears23,

I'll definitely be rooting for you on Tuesday! Relax! You'll do just fine. If you're in the medical profession, I'm sure you chose your surgeon carefully, which is so important. I expect you've already seen my early recovery journal, but just in case, here's the link:

We'll be here to welcome you to the Wrapped Club whenever you feel up to posting after your surgery!

Best wishes,

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Nissen Fundoplication 2/09

"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.”
Eckhart Tolle

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   Posted 3/23/2014 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck on Tuesday! Sending positive thoughts!

Wendy Workout
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   Posted 3/23/2014 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
All the best on Tues. here's to the end of all your problem or at least puts a huge dent in them.
Nissen Fundoplication with Hiatal Hernia Repair Feb 28, 2014

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   Posted 3/25/2014 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Good in touch when you are able!!

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   Posted 3/26/2014 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh my gosh! My surgeon hurt his back and had to reschedule for Mon 3/31. Guess it wasn't the right day after all ;-)
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