Posted 6/24/2017 3:05 PM (GMT -6)
130 is not underweight for 5'4". Before I lost spine height I was 5 lbs less and normal. I'm about 5'3" or 4" now and 130 and have enough weight. My BMI is about 22, right in the middle of the normal on chart. Look up BMI chart.
Some people do lose weight with a Nissen fundoplication. I didn't. I planned well - had lots of liquids, broths, very soft and soft foods prepared. I have food intolerances, so couldn't eat what the hospital would have given me, so I took my own in frozen in very small containers. I had all sorts of things frozen in containers at home, enough for at least a couple of months.
Since my surgery was going to be a very long one because of paraesophageal hiatal hernia and injuries from an accident, I planned more than I expected to need. I knew I wouldn't be able to drive and I live in the country and had no help, after the first week, except a housekeeper, whom I had come extra until I could do laundry.
I ate every hour or two, as often as I could for the first month. I was only able to get a tablespoonful down for the first week, but that's way worse than most people after this surgery. I had to have a lot of work done in my esophagus to pull my stomach down back below my diaphragm. I'd also had polio as a child. So my esophagus didn't want to swallow. It was a lot of hard work!
So don't worry about losing weight. Enjoy being able to have a milkshake or a beer!