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kennethb9
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   Posted 7/26/2014 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I am inquiring into whether anyone has experience recovering from the LINX procedure.
Because of my GERD and lack of success with conservative measures and PPIs I underwent a LINX procedure 11 days ago. MY surgery went great and I have the utmost confidence in my surgeon. The first seven days after surgery went great and I really didn't have any problems. On the seventh day I developed dysphagia and regurgitation throughout the day with both solids and liquids. The regurgitation and dysphagia has gradually improved over the past 4 days to where liquids usually go down ok. However I still cannot tolerate solids and am wondering if anyone has strategies to help solids go down. MY surgeon of course has reassured me that as the edema around the esophagus from the LInx resolves this will improve. I do the best with crackers and suprisingly harder things like energy bars go down sometimes but softer things like bananas,meat loaf and fish have not been successfull.
Any suggestions? Thanks

Pat Tall
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   Posted 7/26/2014 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
https://www.facebook.com/refluxhelp

Kenneth welcome to our HW forum. I think you are early in the recovery phase as the esophagus must relearn to do a little stronger peristaltic push. It has to relearn what it hasn't done in a long time. Please remember to chew, chew , chew followed with sips of water. No bolting of big amounts of food-- must be chewed very well. You can't go back to earlier eating ways. Body must heal and your insides were maneuvered.

The link above is by a HW forum member that describes his Linx journey -- it is very good and you do not have to sign up to FB to read all of his accumulated data . His name is "just passing through" We all know him on this forum. He has helped us so much. Get better and you will with your docs instructions. Let us know-- keep in touch.

kennethb9
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   Posted 7/26/2014 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much

kennethb9
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   Posted 7/27/2014 2:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I just had 2 quick questions

Is any particular type of food more beneficial and likely to cause less problems during the healing phase?

Besides chewing well should the total amount of food per setting or the total amount per bite be reduced or both of these

Thanks

opnwhl4
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   Posted 7/28/2014 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
kennethb9

This is for the nissen, but I believe it can be helpful for the Linx early on as well. Do take smaller bites and allow more time between bites. Also small frequent meals are easier than 2 or 3 normal size meals.

Foods that cause the most problems are mashed taters, over cooked pasta, soft breads, solids meats. Basically for soft foods, some don't have enough "body" to get pushed through the Linx area and just get smashed there and stick. Usually ground meats are okay, but in a meatloaf they may be too sticky.

Take care,
Bill
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kennethb9
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   Posted 7/28/2014 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks Bill!
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