I’ve read posts on this forum quite a lot during my 1st year post surgery, and I’ve had a lot of useful info to ease my mind. I Thought I’d post too just to add an another positive case of surgery.
33 year old male, eastern Finland. Before surgery: Four years of constant reflux, nausea, stomach pain and migraine seizures. After different diets and medication did not help at all, I ended up going to nissen fundoplication surgery (360). The surgery was done in February of 2020, it went well, lasted for two hours. I was sent home after two nights at the hospital. I Developed fever for the first night after operation, I was told this is normal.
The first seven months or so post surgery were difficult, I had a lot of fatigue, pain, nausea and trouble sleeping. Basically I just sat down the whole time and survived one day at a time. Sometimes I ate just soups, and when I got hungry enough, I switched back to solid foods. At the seven months mark most of the symptoms just went away, and I started to feel a lot better. Now 1 year post surgery, I still have a some nausea but only if i eat a big meal, and I pass quite a lot of gas. Gotta wait till I get off work so I can eat more, dont wanna poison my colleagues at the office with gas.
I’ve started to go back to the gym now, too. Seems to be going well and without much pain.
No signs of reflux whatsoever, and migraine is gone too.
Medication to help with trapped gas helps a lot (Cuplaton), without it ill get a bit of pain due to gas getting out slowly. Cant burp at all. For nausea a pill called Ondansetron sata helps. Medical staff at the hospital didnt’t seem to know a lot, I had a lot more help reading these forums than asking them, including the surgeon.
All in all my quality of life has improved a lot thanks to this surgery, untreated Reflux disease is a nightmare.