Difficulty swallowing 10 months post LapNissen + odd feeling

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1039smooth
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   Posted 6/23/2014 6:18 AM (GMT -6)   
So this morning, I had difficulty swallowing apple sauce. I've been crushing my medication and I take it with apple sauce despite a normal barium swallow several months ago.

I did overeat this weekend and I lifted a very heavy trash bag yesterday. I had no issues swallowing apple sauce after lifting the bag when I took a BC. I did notice my allergies acting up before bed which could be the issue. My GI doctor thinks I can resume normal activities at this juncture. I saw him June 13. However, I felt I was doing pretty well then.

Throughout the weekend, I had a strange feeling in the wrap area. It felt like what I would imagine a baby kicking would feel like to a pregnant woman. I wonder if this is a result of continued overeating. Is this feeling abnormal?

Do any of my statements concern anyone?

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   Posted 6/23/2014 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
John-

The feeling there very well could be from over eating. Could be spasms in the wrap area or trapped air. I can feel trapped air there and in my bowels that feels like fluttering from time to time.

Take care,
Bill
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1039smooth
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   Posted 6/23/2014 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Bill. I just don't learn my lesson. I haven't eaten much since last evening. Can it remain for a while? I imagine so since food takes a few days to fully digest. Fluttering is a great way to describe the feeling.

Does my lifting that trash bag concern you? Maybe it's just from not using those muscles much. I overdo it sometimes, but I'm a little more sore than usual.

How's your shoulder?
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   Posted 6/23/2014 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi 1039smooth, I get fluttering in my chest at times aswell,seems to related to certain foods. I find things with skins ie apples,grapes etc and chocolate can cause aswell.
Maybe things are just not clearing properly from your esophagus.I think people that have been wrapped just need to be more careful with eating.Easy said I know! Barry

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   Posted 6/23/2014 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Barry,

I've felt it a few times today. Reminds me of how I was pre-Nissen. It sounds like it's nothing to worry about, but the fluttering almost feels like I can feel it unwrapping. Luckily, there's no excruciating pain, so I'm likely good. I get alarmed easy. I've learned my lesson finally about taking it easy.

Thanks,
John
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   Posted 6/23/2014 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
1039smooth said...
I did overeat this weekend and I lifted a very heavy trash bag yesterday.


I'm only six months in, but if I do heavy lifting my esophagus behaves strangely for a few days afterwards. Difficulty swallowing, some reflux, regurgitation. Even water comes back up.

I've no idea why, I've kind of given up trying to make any sense of my post-op symptoms. I'm beaten, I've nothing left :)

Post Edited (ldrunner) : 6/23/2014 4:19:56 PM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 6/23/2014 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had the fluttering feeling all day. It doesn't hurt, but is weird.

Keep plugging. Do those symptoms leave?
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opnwhl4
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   Posted 6/23/2014 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
John-

It's very possible it can be a combination of eating and the lifting. There is scar tissue in there and lifting something heavy can pull on that. It eventually stretches out.

I still get the fluttering every now and then and haven't noticed it to be anything bad.

The shoulder is doing quite well now. Thanks for asking. I have a lot more range 3 weeks post surgery than I have had in the last 10 years.

Take care,
Bill
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1039smooth
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   Posted 6/24/2014 4:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Bill,

Good to know about the scar tissue.

I tried to log the amount of fluttering I was having. It was at least ten times an hour I'm sure. By now and then, do you mean you have a bad day with it, then it's gone or does it only happen once?

That's great about your shoulder! May the healing continue!

John

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   Posted 6/24/2014 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
From 10:30-11:30, I felt it 14 times.
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1039smooth
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   Posted 6/30/2014 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
That fluttering went away, but I still have some discomfort.
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