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   Posted 10/3/2014 2:26 AM (GMT -6)   

I am seven months post fundoplication and wondered when people start eating foods that used to give them reflux? My surgeon feels I should be able to eat anything post surgery but when I try to eat foods that cause reflux I get that old something is stuck in my throat feeling and have to constantly clear my throat. I also get stabbing pains if I eat a sandwich too quickly which makes me wonder if the wrap is too tight.

Have people been able to reintroduce foods that used to cause reflux successfully?


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   Posted 10/3/2014 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Organic:

I'm six months post-surgery and have been able to re-introduce most foods back into my diet. One thing I can tell you is that bread still doesn't digest well for me. It doesn't bother me if something is grilled or well toasted, just bread, rolls, donuts, etc. Also, meat is another thing that has been troublesome, although I'm sure it is something that will resolve itself down the road. I can honestly say that I've not had reflux, or reflux-symptoms since my surgery and I do not take any medication for reflux.

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   Posted 10/5/2014 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Pure orange juice still sets me off, as does muesli (or anything with uncooked oats).

And my all time favourite breakfast, coffee and a muffin isn't the best for me either.

The effects aren't as bad as before surgery but enough to stop me eating / drinking these.

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   Posted 10/5/2014 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi organic_addict,

Welcome to the Healing Well yeah yeah yeahWrapped Club! yeah yeah yeah Sorry I wasn't around to welcome you earlier!

I'll be six years post op in February. I can eat anything I want, but I will say that even now I have to be careful to chew my food thoroughly, certain foods can get a little stuck. No big deal, but it can be uncomfortable.

Be sure to eat slowly and chew your food carefully. Sips of liquid between bites can help. I rarely have a problem, but actually sandwiches are culprits at times. Bites can be too big, and bread just doesn't chew to a liquid well, unless it's toasted.

Happy healing,

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   Posted 10/6/2014 2:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the welcome Denise. Your advice since day one has been really helpful. I think I am guilty of not chewing sandwiches enough. I will try harder to chew slowly.

My swallowing problems seems to be at the top of my oesophagus rather than at the wrap site. Once I get it down to the wrap site I feel better. Maybe my oesophagus has narrowed at the top since surgery?

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   Posted 10/7/2014 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
>>> Maybe my oesophagus has narrowed at the top since surgery?

I've no idea what the effect of the surgery is, but I get exactly the same feeling. Got to admit, I just ignore everything now. I think I've developed learned helplessness about my wrap.
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