Nissen fundoplication Surgery recovery one week later

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eliramon
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   Posted 6/22/2017 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
So I got a call from my provider Kaiser today and I have to do a swallow test next Tuesday to measure my acid reflex after the surgery. Hated this test you can not swallow for a minute while they force water with a tube down your throat into your mouth then you have to swallow just once and wait for a minute until they force more water into your mouth for three to four minutes not a easy test at all. I also assume Im doing the xray swallowing test to see if my esophagus is working properly too waiting on the call from my provider to schedule that appointment will check in next week wish me luck

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eliramon
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   Posted 6/27/2017 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
so this will be my seventh week since surgery tomorrow 6/28/2017... I had a FLUOROSCOPY xray swallow test today 6/27/2017 which is much easier then the force swallowing test with the tube down your throat... So the tech told me my surgery likes good but I still have some inflammation at the surgery site where thick liquid which I had to drink during the xray is not going all the way down to my stomach some stayed above my esophagus for at less 15 minute after my last swallow so I will have to wait and see what the surgeon recommends for me to treat this problem that is why am still have some belching. But other then that I may just have to wait it out and see if it gets any better. I did start to working out yesterday since my hiatal hernia surgery also about a hour for now not to over do it and see how this week goes.

eliramon
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   Posted 7/5/2017 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
so its been eight weeks now things seem to be going back to normal I was able to start working out this week I lost 15lbs since the surgery back in may need to lose 15 more for my ideal weight 185lbs. trying to be on top of the inflammation for my esophagus which I am taking vicodin twice a day now and it helping a whole lot still slowly watching what i can and can not eat with my diet hope everyone else is doing great with there recovery will post next week take care

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eliramon
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   Posted 7/12/2017 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
so today makes nine weeks I had a great workout last week workout for eight days finally took a break yesterday 7/11/17 so I can join planet fitness this week will started tomorrow and Friday then my weekends off I will do Monday thru Thursday of next week loving my weight lost looking forward to getting back down to my ideal weight of 185 have not seen that in 10 years so excited! I been wasting milk just have not been wanting to eat cereal this pass week been bagels and cream cheese made tacos with Spanish rice and black beans it was so good have not had that meal in months since my surgery back in may. Hope everyone is doing well with there own recovery I notice for me its difference for everyone going thought this recovery. Will post next week

celerity-dad
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   Posted 7/12/2017 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear your doing so well and getting back to working out. Keep the updates coming.
-Mark

eliramon
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   Posted 7/12/2017 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks celerity-dad did you have the surgery when and how was your recovery

suss89
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   Posted 7/13/2017 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,

I recently had my nissen fundoplication a few days ago. i do not currently have the heartburn in the middle of my chest that i was experiencing but has anyone had a strange pressure feeling in and around the chest from excess gas before? i wonder because this feeling is similar to when i had heartburn and want to make sure it still isn't the reflux? obviously im so early on and have to be patient to see improvement but advice would be helpful from anyone who has gone through similar.

Thanks.

SharonZ
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   Posted 7/13/2017 10:21 AM (GMT -7)   
suss89:

It's quite common to have pockets of gas post-surgery, which is more than likely what you are experiencing. The best thing is to walk as much as possible, but it might take a while to subside. It's a long, slow healing process and you will have progress and setbacks. The best advice I can give you is to not to expect too much too soon. Everyone is different, I didn't start feeling better until around 6 months and like the "new" me at around a year. My biggest issue was physical exhaustion, I missed 2 months of work - but everyone is different.

Good Luck, Sharon

eliramon
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   Posted 7/13/2017 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
suss89 yes that is normal I was still belching for weeks after my surgery from gas in my esophagus as I state in my 6/28/17 post I went in to do the FLUOROSCOPY xray swallow test when I would drunk the milky stuff it was not going all the way down to my stomach some stayed in my esophagus and i still had inflammation from the surgery so I stated taking vicodin once a day to help with the inflammation my primary doctor has me on vicodin because of my back having inflammation. I just been playing by each week I know i eat less now that is why im losing weight I was at 211lbs day of surgery im down to 196 know my ideal weight is 185lbs. but hang in there you will see improvement week 5 or 6

celerity-dad
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   Posted 7/13/2017 2:07 PM (GMT -7)   
eliraman,
I did have the surgery Feb 21st 2017. I had a hiatal hernia and mostly LPR symptoms for 12 years prior to surgery and used PPI mediciations to manage my symptoms. PPIs became less and less effective and with all my kids out of the toddler stage I decided to have the Nissen Fundoplication.

Early recovery was tough. I wasn't well prepared for all the changes going on with my body but now that I'm 20 weeks past I can totally see the benefit of having the surgery and being free from PPIs and acid reflux. Healing is happening and I feel good. I'm glad I had it done.

Best to you in your recovery,
-Mark

eliramon
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   Posted 7/13/2017 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks celerity-dad

I am seeing improvement I also had the hiatal hernia was so glad I had the surgery for that. My highest weight last year I was at 225lbs I lossed some weight before the surgery it drop down to 211lbs since then after my six week pass I started working out in my seventh week i have not been a member of a gym in ten years so when I drop to 200lbs I was i need to keep this up so I started back working out so I started out with guest pass to two gym this past week.

Worked out for 8 days straight took two days off and join planet fitness for only two dollars and sixty seven cent yesterday did my 1st work at my gym today the workout been a hour at a time. I still dealing with eating cereal due to me trying to have something more healthy so I been kind wasting milk.

So im taking it week by week

Post Edited (eliramon) : 7/14/2017 9:00:50 AM (GMT-6)


celerity-dad
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   Posted 7/14/2017 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
It's good you feel inspired to be active and make improvements in your health and lifestyle. You've had a lot done to your body internally so take your time getting back into an active lifestyle. If you feel pain and discomfort then back off and start again later when you feel better. I worked out at 14 weeks. I felt ok, but felt I needed a longer break. Started again at 16 weeks then took another couple weeks off. It's a good thing to think long term post surgery health.

-Mark

eliramon
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   Posted 7/14/2017 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
celerity-dad

I have been reading other blogs and it is saying about 6 months before Im feeling back to normal but it has motivated me to get back in the gym after ten years away for going to a gym I just what to be better coming out of this surgery and my 1st step was having the surgery which got me on the road of recovery my birthday is in October so I will be at my ideal weight of 185 have not seen that in 10 years I getting update picture to show my process once i reach my goal. thanks for your input everything help with my recovery

eliramon
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   Posted 7/19/2017 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
so today makes ten weeks since my surgery, I have notice my mouth is extremely dry and I have this sour taste so I have been chewing gum a lot, basic on my gastroenterologist gum can put gas in your esophagus but im not seeing that. I cook over the weekend and made garlic teriyaki chicken with spinach and potato salad. The 1st day I was belching like crazy but the next day it was better. I also notice on the blogs people having hiccups while eating and drinking im experiencing those symptoms too. As far as my weight lost im at 194lbs close to my ideal weight of 185lb now im even thinking 180lbs may even be better. I also started lifting weights three time a week with my gym workout. Had breakfast this morning eggs, rice and sausage gave me hiccups while eating I had to stop for a minute to clear my esophagus but was able to finish the breakfast. Keep you posted next week on my progress

eliramon
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   Posted 7/26/2017 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
so this is the eleventh week weight lost is going great am at 189lbs have not seen that number in ten years. I was going to workout 4 days but I am losing to much weight so now am down to 3 days a week plus lifting weights with my exercise. still not eating heavy meals been healthier eating since my weight lost, that sourness I was talking about in my lost post has dissipated same still figuring out what good to drink and eat. Not to much to report going into this month hope everyone is doing well with there recovery.

eliramon
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   Posted 8/2/2017 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
this will make my tevelve week almost three months now, Doing great only downfall is my weight lost is still the same as last week but I have been to the gym last week and this week. I did try eating steak mash potatoes with a side salad also had pepperoni pizza with a side salad on my last day I try crush pepper on it taste really spice and a lil belching but not so much to be concern. For dinner tonight I went to a barbecue for national night out in my blg yesterday had sausage hot dog with bake beans and mac and cheese they give me enough ribs for two days so im having that with bake beans and mac and cheese tonight. So im thing my weight last my have subside I was losing to much weigh so I cut back on my days of workouts. Hope everyone is doing great with there own recovery and thanks for viewing my blog!

Post Edited (eliramon) : 8/2/2017 2:03:42 PM (GMT-6)


eliramon
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   Posted 8/11/2017 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
so this is my thirteenth week not much to report I am stuck at 190lbs for two weeks now and still going to the gym 3 to 4 days at a time out of the week so I guess my weight lost has subside like I was saying in my last post, but I am not giving up they say the last ten pounds is always the hardest. I am determent to do it on my on I been getting some advice from family members they are also working out to lost the weight naturally. I made garlic Basa catfish with bok choy and Mexican corn with just a lil pepper flicks earlier this week its was really good. Still been wasting milk on cereals not able to eat two bowls just able to eat just one bowl but not using the milk in time before it spoils. Yesterday I broke from the health eating and had fried chicken with kale and mix greens and mash potatoes still only eating until I get full now so I'm kinda of still watching my weight. I also started drinking diet Pepsi it taste different to me now, but I been putting some lemon juice in it for the taste. check in with you guys next week I hoping I see the pounds lost I'm trying to be at 185 by the time I see my primary doctor in September so stop by and wish me luck take care.

Tjacobson0001
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   Posted 8/13/2017 8:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello! My name is Tony and I am 8 days post op with a laparoscopic nissen fundiplication. I first of all want to thank everyone on this site for your wonderful advice and insight with this procedure. I have two quick questions. Is there a definite feeling that something has gone wrong with the wrap? If I was to "undo" the wrap by vomiting or lifting something wrong, is it very easy to tell and know to see the doctor? Also, I have been very strict with the liquid only diet this whole week. Tonight I picked just a tiny piece of ground sausage off of my wife's pizza and chewed it thoroughly. I swallowed it (literally the size of a pea) and yup it got stuck! It's been about an hour and a half and it's still sitting there. Any advice? Standing up and taking sips of water didn't help and I can burp which hasn't helped. No biggie, I just know I need to be discipline and not do it againsmile thanks!
Tony

celerity-dad
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   Posted 8/14/2017 7:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Tony,
The only thing I can suggest regarding the stuck food is Jello. Water does no good when something is stuck. As far as a failed wrap goes, most people I've interacted with say the return of reflux symptoms was the indicator of a problem. Just follow the instructions regarding your diet and lifting restrictions and you'll be fine.
-Mark

eliramon
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   Posted 8/15/2017 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
yes Tjacobson0001 if you read my 1st couple of posting I was in fear something did not go right with my surgery on 5/10/17 so I did FLUOROSCOPY xray swallow test on 6/27/2017 about a month after and it was still showing I still have some inflammation at the surgery site where thick liquid which I had to drink during the xray is not going all the way down to my stomach some stayed above my esophagus for at less 15 minute after my last swallow I was told this will go away after time so its been some week and am still monitoring what I eat and drink just you have to be patience that one of the things I had to learn for myself and everyone's recovery is different so give it time Tony you have a long way to go to get where am at now.

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   Posted 8/15/2017 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I have just joined the group and enjoyed reading everyone's feedback. It helps to know your not alone. I go in for surgery on August 28th and very nervous. I am over weight and have been on a soft diet with small amounts at least 3 times a day. I'm not at all hungry. I have lost 7lb so far. My biggest concern is will my weight cause a problem for Laparoscopic fundoplication for my gerd and Hiatel Hernia.

eliramon
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   Posted 8/16/2017 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
so Barb7577 I had both surgery's you had but I made sure I followed what the doctors ordered I was not able to left more then 10lbs for 6 weeks but I waited until the seventh week to start working out. I have not been in a gym for more ten a year's, but after I had the surgery the weigh just happen to come off so far I have lost about 30lbs with just ten more to go it did kick start me to get back in the gym so am grateful for that. You will be all right just make sure you follow what your doctors tell you it is a slow and long process am still learn things everyday with my body now I do eat less meals then I was before the surgery just smaller portions and am happy with that I eat down until I get full. If you read all of my posts I went through doubts about my surgery a month later and was advice I need to give it time that was the best advice I can give you I was in and out of the hospital within 24 hours eat what they told be to eat and slowly started back introduction food in to my system so you will be alright just be patience and good luck on your surgery

Post Edited (eliramon) : 8/16/2017 10:27:46 AM (GMT-6)


eliramon
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   Posted 8/20/2017 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
this is my fourteenth week not much to report I did have a great workout week I seen some results down to 187lbs just a couple of more to go I was able to have Mexican food Tacos Spanish rice with black beans last week very good have not had this since before my surgery. Now am on Fish burgers potatoes wedges also very tasty I season with lemon pepper and Garlic salt no problems so far have also not had potatoes wedges since before my surgery but I was not able to eat a lot only eating until I get full now. I think I am going to try some lasagna with a side salad next week and see how I can handle that also. Take care and again hope you guys are doing ok with your own recover.

Post Edited (eliramon) : 8/20/2017 5:32:59 PM GMT


Gayn
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   Posted 8/21/2017 4:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone this is such a fantastic support forum. Its now a week after surgery. Stomach area and chest still pretty sore but off painkillers, unless I'm really in a lot of discomfort. I was discharged the following day after surgery. Still on soups, jello fruit juices. Making sure I'm walking around the house as the weather has been constant rain. It's the gas pain which I find so uncomfortable in the shoulder blades and ribs. I'm not pushing healing process I'm just taking it easy which is so frustrating as usually I am so active. Had to take mild laxative as I was feeling really uncomfortable. Taking a deep breath is sometimes uncomfortable been told I'm a shallow breather so have to improve my deep breathing. I will keep reading the forum as you are so helpful and I don't feel what I am experiencing is unusual and it's all part of the healing process.

eliramon
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   Posted 8/21/2017 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes Gayn the 1st week is the hardest things some not to go the way you would of like I was still experiencing belching a lot after my surgery in the recovery room and I also was home within 24 hours after my surgery but you have to give it time you had major surgery and it going to take months to even feel close to ok I am not even done yet with my recovery so trust and believe I do understand. just have to be patience that what I had to learn and yes this form help be with some of my question I was dealing with so good luck in you recovery everyone is different on this journey.
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