Dear Healing well
It's been 7 weeks since my nissen fundoplication (the second GERD surgery I have had, the original was a different surgery and it become undone from singing/bronchitis, so the surgeon re-did it so that it just consists of a tight stomach wrap).
Throughout the recovery I have constantly had the sensation of acid at the bottom of the esophagus - it's like there's a peppermint down there, very cold and quite intense often after eating or after walking up a steep hill. No pain or anything like that.
I am not getting any other reflux symptoms. No sore throats, no horseness (aside from a flu I had recently), no feeling of vomit coming up, no wierd tastes in the morning beyond a normal 'morning' taste, I don't really burp at all, I just get a very 'cold' sensation that occurs mostly after eating and the sensation remains there for most of the day - it seems to be less prominent in the morning. I'm still getting the 'hiccup' sensation at times (which I am glad of, it means that the wrap is going strong I assume)
Is this normal? Are there any sure fire ways to find out? about
4 weeks ago my dr said it was normal for the healing process - For the last operation I don't remember anything like this. If anyone could explain what it is and why it is stronger after eating would be wonderful - remember that the sensation occurs for the majority of the day.
------If anyone knows about
cobblestoning/granulomes please put in your two cents. The ENT looked at my throat last thursday do find both these things... She said 'early stage granulome' and my voice feels like it's improved since a month or so ago. Does it take a while for these things to heal, or should I not be having them 7 weeks post-op?-----
Cheers for any help
Post Edited (Burningrand) : 8/6/2014 12:13:58 AM (GMT-6)