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Worker Bee
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Date Joined Aug 2011
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   Posted 10/23/2014 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,

I am peppering this site with questions as I am only 2 weeks post a revision fundoplication, the initial operation being 4 years ago, so I don't remember how I felt last time. I am wondering whether anyone remembers, in their early recovery phase, a gurgle as food/drink passes through the wrap? At the end of my peristaltic movement, there is often a gurgle that is accompanied by a slightly hot/acidic feeling. This is sensation I associate with a lax wrap (I had this sensation before the revision) but I am curious as to whether it is commonplace during recovery or even as a permanent feature of a man-made wrap?

Also, with regard to burping/belching, I get the sensation to burp, which is followed by a hot (acid like) sensation in the esophagus. It feels like I could force a small burp out, but I don't want to try. Does this ring any bells? Maybe my insides are just so irritated that any activity is interpreted by my esophagus as reflux.

This site is an absolute life saver; I have used it extensively around my last op and now again for the revision. Thanks to everyone who contributes.

Simon

opnwhl4
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   Posted 10/23/2014 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Simon-

Welcome to the re-wrapped club!

Yep to all of it!

"Maybe my insides are just so irritated that any activity is interpreted by my esophagus as reflux."

This is what happens. You are in the peak swelling period and the wrap isn't going to work it's best right now. As you heal more it will ease up.

Take care,
Bill
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Worker Bee
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Date Joined Aug 2011
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   Posted 10/24/2014 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Bill. It's so easy to panic and assume the worst. Must try to chill out a bit. The constant groaning and sensation of acid venting at the wrap is a constant concern; though as I am not belching, I guess this is air bubbling away just on the under surface of the wrap and not actually breaking through, though still feels like a volcano rumbling away and ready to explode down there. I have read the charcoal tablets are good to ease the gas, so will try those.

Thanks again for the support,
Simon
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