I had 4 years of severe, uncontrollable asthma due to fairly unremarkable reflux that triggered my lung reaction. I feared the surgery, and my GI doc kept telling me my reflux levels were not indicating that surgery was necessary.
My PCP was sure that my reflux was the culprit. He continued to push me toward surgery. Finally, in desperation, in the midst of a terrible lung infection, and on high doses of steroids, I had the surgery. I had to try it. Nothing else was working, and my lung problems were life threatening.
Three months post-Nissen surgery, my lungs finally improved—seemingly “overnight”. For those 3 months post op I was continuing on steroids and antibiotics. At the 3 month mark my lungs were healthy for the first time in years. I stopped nearly constant productive coughing.
I was so afraid that all that coughing would destroy my wrap! On top of coughing my guts out😉the steroids I was on had made my internal organ tissue very fragile. ( my skin has never recovered from steroid damage. It is thin and tears easily—no protection at all from the slightest bump.)
So you see—you don’t need to worry!!! If my wrap could make it through those three months (not to mention the many colds and allergic asthma issues I’ve had for the
Past 10 years) yours will be fine!
I have been aware of the fact that I will likely be in for a redo Nissen at some point due to those years of stress, (and gladly do it again—I won’t let my lungs get into that condition again)—but I share this story to help you relax into your recovery! Your wrap will be fine!!Happy healing!!
Hang in there!!
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
Allergy/Asthma/Sleep Apnea"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”
“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”
“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”
Post Edited (dencha) : 2/15/2019 7:44:19 AM (GMT-7)