Food no longer sticking at wrap site; normal?

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   Posted 7/26/2014 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Is it normal to no longer get food stuck at the wrap site? Had my wrap in Feb 2013. (17 mo post op) Has been a fairly easy recovery for me. Returned to work after about a week. Have not noticed any food getting stuck since last May, 2014. Used to get something stuck at least once or twice a month. Anyone else experience this or should I begin to wonder if the wrap is loosening. Also since April of this year I've found that I can squeeze out a small burp or two sometimes after a meal, from below the wrap. I never thought I could ever do that again since the wrap, but have recently read that that "no more burping" effects about 1/3 of patients, as does the inability to vomit after a wrap. Glad to sneak one out from time to time.

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   Posted 7/26/2014 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Renegade,

It is absolutely normal, as is the burping. I generally have no trouble swallowing foods, although occasionally, if take too big a bite and/or don't chew it enough, I can get some discomfort as it goes through the wrap, but this is very rare.

I can burp also, but only when my stomach wants to...I can't decide when it happens. I'm always happy when a big burp comes out!

I can also vomit, which I found out when I came down with a stomach bug suddenly. I had anti-nausea meds on hand, and as soon as I vomited, used a Compazine suppository to stop any continued vomiting.

It is important to always have anti-nausea drugs handy, as you never know when you're going to get a bug. Repeated retching and/or vomiting can do damage to the wrap.

Glad to hear you're doing well!
Best wishes,

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   Posted 7/27/2014 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the info. I was getting a bit concerned. Did not want to assume anything, but then again, I did want to. Glad to see this is a norm.....

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   Posted 7/28/2014 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   

This is a good thing for sure. Now that said, don't be surprised if you have a return of it occasionally. Sometimes we forget and eat too quickly or what ever and something will get hung up. That's normal too.

Welcome to the other side of the recovery. Praying it's permanent for you!

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