I had my partial fundoplication surgery with hiatal hernia fix on October 11th and it was a success, now for the recovery progress:
Day 1: I feel like this was the easiest day because I was coming out of anesthesia and was in the least amount of pain. My first day I had chicken broth, apple tea and Italian ice, which all went down without issue.
Day 2: My stomach was a little sore today and they gave me a lot of meds to try and go number two, it didn't work. I had some cream of wheat for breakfast and was so bloated they had to give me a gas x. I walked laps around the hospital and we discovered I had crepitus. If you don't know what that is; it's when air gets trapped under your skin and feels like rice krispies are popping under your skin, it was freaky and caused minor pain. I had bone broth for dinner since I wasn't hungry from all the bloating.
Day 3: I decided to go with cream of wheat and jello for breakfast and that was tolerated much better. My crepitus was still there but going away. I had tomato soup for lunch and some bone broth when I got home at 5pm. Yes, I got to go home!!! My doctor is calling me Monday to set up my follow up appointment. I was prescribed oxycodone for pain and my pharmacy would only let me get a weeks worth due to the opioid epidemic. I will have to figure out how long this pain will really last and ask my doctor when she calls Monday to figure it out.
Day 4: I woke up in a lot of pain around my stomach area today, overall just pain everywhere. I feel this could be the worst day yet, only because I am not at the hospital getting morphine like I was. The pain meds wore off over night while I was sleeping. However, I did wake up at 1am and took more. I ate cream of rice for breakfast with naked juice, and tried one bite of scrambled eggs. I found I get full rather quickly. Today isn't quite over yet but I wanted to write this down before I forget what I've been doing, pain meds can have that effect on you. Lastly, still no number 2......
I will keep this as a journal for others going through the same thing, I couldn't find any info with someone who has scleroderma and needed this surgery.
Post Edited (jesslg) : 10/14/2018 8:05:37 AM (GMT-6)