Brand new to this forum. I have read several of your reports, with great interest over the last couple of months, prior to surgery.
I just had Nissen Fundoplication / hiatal hernia surgery yesterday afternoon 4-16-15
Last night I had several items for supper which really surprised me.
Ice cream, chicken broth, Popsicle, apple juice, seems like there was more? Don't remember at this time. Went for a walk after supper, down the hall. Walk went well. Today For breakfast I had a coffee, Apple juice, Popsicle, strained oatmeal, ice cream, chicken broth.. I am very amazed that I was offered all of this quickly..... And enjoyed it all.
The Doctor seemed very pleased with how the surgery went.
Today for lunch was very similar to breakfast with the addition of strained potato soup. I was preparing myself for clear liquids for 30-days, was not the case. Doctor came to visit around 2:30 this afternoon and gave me a choice to stay another night or go home. Around 3:30 my wife and I were leaving the hospital. I was very concerned with not being able to Burp following the surgery.. Not the case, I have Burped several times and felt really good about
that. Please note, I am 54 and this was my 1st time in a Hospital. So I really didn't know what to expect and of course was very nervous... It may sound really odd, but I was at complete peace "trust" with the surgery itself. What I have been most anxious about
is the Recovery. So far, much better than I had expected. I have been up waking around quite a bit, mostly to relax all the bubbles in chest area. Pain medication is a wonderful thing. Bedpan not so much... Glad to no longer be in need of that jewel.. The gave us a list of types of foods to eat and types of food to avoid. This seems to very helpful, and has lessened my anxieties very much. He pretty much said I can eat anything that I can chew to a mush, go very slowly drink lots of fluids. Stay away from fresh vegetables and anything with pieces at this time. I have already started taking pills for allergies and pain which seems amazing, that they can be swallowed already.... Most of my pain is in my left shoulder... The incisions become noticeable as the pain meds wear off. I was sleeping in my recliner at home. Woke up an attempted to sleep in my bed.. Must be too soon for that. Created too much pressure on my chest area. Back to the recliner. Where I am currently wide awake. So far so Good. Life is Good and God is Good!
I am so glad to find this Forum being of a positive and actual type. Prior to finding Healing Well, all I could find were negative and complaining types reports, which nearly caused me to back out of surgery at this time.... Gastro Doc had suggested this surgery back in 2012, but was not pushing. This year we decided the time was now.