Get Zofran for milder forms of nausea, and a script for Compazine (Prochlorperazine) suppositories for an all-out stomach bug. I've had 3 since I've been wrapped. Each time it was sudden, and I vomited once before taking the Compazine suppository. And each time the med kept me from vomiting again.
I didn't know if I could vomit post op. It feels a little different. You can feel the resistance as the wrap holds, but then the force overcomes the wrap and I vomited without any problem. The suppositories worked well to protect my wrap from the trauma of repeated retching/vomiting.
Some people can't vomit, and the anti nausea meds kick in...they just have to wait until the sickness exits via the back door. When I was first posting here I was told to go to the ER to get your stomach pumped if you have food poisoning, although I've never heard of anyone who has actually done that.
Get the meds and don't worry. You will handle it if it should happen.
Believe me, those of us who are wrapped are alway fearful of getting a stomach virus. I carry anti nausea meds wherever I go, just in case. Just be prepared and relax. Keep your hands washed with plenty of soap and water. Hand sanitizer doesn't work on stomach viruses.
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