Welcome to the Healing Well
It sounds as if you've got a great attitude, which is the most important ingredient for a positive recovery experience.
Your positioning and the weight are a concern, but I agree with the other advice you've received here. Take it easy and wait. Your wrap will most likely be fine. I had the surgery because of the effect reflux was having on my lungs. I had a lung infection when I had the surgery, and can assure you I coughed strenuously throughout my recovery, and worried that I'd cough out the wrap. On top of that my internal tissue was extremely fragile due to the steroids I'd been taking to keep myself breathing! And yet, my wrap held, and I'm doing fine.
Yes, you're at peak swelling as well, and there is a lot of discomfort that can be associated with that. If you've irritated things, you can also get reflux-like symptoms. The esophagus is a dumb organ, and it interprets all pain as reflux.
I remember a time when I picked up a box of very heavy books post-op. I was farther along than you are, but still, I felt a pain at the wrap site that lasted several days. I learned my lesson (my core wasn't strong pre-surgery, so my lifting has to be extra-careful), and get help when I need to lift something heavy (most of the time!
I hope your wrap will begin to feel more comfortable soon. Of course if you are concerned, give your surgeon's office a call. That's why they get paid the big bucks!
Hang in there...and keep up the great attitude!Happy healing,
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
Allergy/Asthma"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”
“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”
“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”