I'm not a doctor, and haven't examined your individual case, but I can share my general opinions about
what you're describing based on my own experiences, as well as those of various others who've stopped by the forum with worries like yours.
I continue to stand by my opinion that what you're experiencing isn't indicative of having a failed wrap. The GI tract is one connected system. What affects one part affects others. Your wrap was created out of your stomach, so if your stomach is inflamed, so is your wrap. If your IBS is flaring, my guess is you've got inflammation from top to bottom, and that inflammation is going to take lots of time and patience to heal.
Is it possible to get reflux after a Nissen surgery? Yes. Will it be as bad as it was prior to surgery? No. That said, if things get rip-roaring, you can experience a lot of symptoms that feel pretty close to what you experienced when things were bad pre-surgery. Still, it does NOT mean that all is lost and you're back to square one.
Getting this healed is going to take a long time and requires a lot of patience. You're going to need to be very controlled regarding your eating choices, and no cheating. Mild, bland foods, and only foods that can be chewed to a liquid. In addition, it's important to take your acid reducing meds consistently. If you're taking anything that you don't absolutely need to take, give your stomach a rest. Also, you might consider getting a script
for Carafate Suspension if you don't already have it. I have a reactive stomach, and find it very helpful. I always keep it on hand. It really helps coat and protect the stomach/wrap/esophagus, and provides a lot of relief.
I am confident that you're jumping the gun with your worries about
needing a redo. Relax.
You can get this healed and get back to your old self. Have patience and trust!Best wishes,
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.”
Post Edited (dencha) : 10/31/2014 6:45:48 PM (GMT-6)