I am 9 days post op. The first few days the incisions were sore and it was hard to get up. There were 5 one inch incisions on my stomach and 1 two inch one. I’m not sure why they needed so many. Anyway, after a few days the soreness was gone and I could finally sleep on my side.
I really have to learn a new way of eating. Once you have the Linx, you will never be able to drink fast, only take small sips of liquid, similar to if you were drinking hot coffee. If you do take gulps, you will feel intense pressure where the Linx is, which is very uncomfortable. If this happens, try to burp and it should resolve. Eating is tricky at first. You will need to take small bites and chew the food down before you swallow. I haven’t gotten anything stuck yet, so I can’t share that experience. I don’t eat bread, the doctor said not to, but if you toast the bread it’s fine. Stay away from raw bread and raw or cooked tortilla. The first few days I was stuck eating pudding, jello and yogurt, then I was able to eat pretty much anything soft enough to slice with a fork. I eat every 2 hours, sometimes just a few bites or sometimes a small meal. I’ll have to
ask the doctor why I am still having acid reflux, or maybe it’s that the food is not going through the Linx.
I haven’t seen the full benefits of the Linx yet, but I’m still hopeful. I hear the healing is more difficult after the third week, I will post again then
Post Edited (Stellarosa) : 1/5/2020 6:55:07 AM (GMT-7)