Hi everyone. I’ve been suffering from sever GERD for the past four years. Had two upper endoscopies - one three years ago one in March. I was grade two Esophagitis and had a hiatial hernia found. After having my medication changed 5 times between March - October and nothing working, I got recommended to a surgeon. I was approved for surgery and had it yesterday.
Initially going in I did a lot of research, read patient stories,etc. Surgery went well but I was in a lot of pain. Most likely the gas pain from the procedure, made it difficult for me to breath and it hurt immensely. I stayed in the hospital most of the day to try and make sure I could manage the pain and make sure I can get liquids down. I was provided anti nausea meds which helped initially but haven’t really felt nauseous since the initial waking up from surgery. All night I was up every 4 hours to take pain meds. I didn’t sleep much.
Day two: gas pain has been aweful. I really felt it in my sternum and move up to the right side of my neck and under my right rib cage. I need assistance getting in and out of bed. Bless my patient boyfriend. I’ve been laying on my back and napped for about
an hour. I was able to drink about
a liter of water throughout the day, 1 1/2cans if chicken broth, and a little apple sauce. Every swallow was a little discomforting. Really have to go slow. To much water and broth made me bloated so I’m trying to find my balance. Want to slowly uptakenmy water more then anything.
Laughing is really painful. I purchased an abdominal binder off amazon that’s coming in a few days. I hope that helps with me being able to get up. I was walking around our living room for about
15 minuets just to get the blood flowing. No bowel movements yet, so I’m going to make some smooth move tea to help the process along. Every time I drink I burp just a little which has been good but is like to pass gas more often but that will come in time.
Day 3 I will take a shower the first time and that will feel good. I hope the gas pain will subside tomorrow. I also ordered some charcoal pills as I’ve heard that helps with bloating. I’ll keep you posted on the rest of recovery. Any tips you have to share. Please let me know! Cheers to a happy healthy new year!Unsuccessfully tried to edit post topic.
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