The first time my nissen failed, it was fairly obvious, and not in subtle ways where I was left to speculate. Plus I got hit by a car while biking a few months prior and took a gruesome tumble, which likely caused it (the handlebar of the bike left a welt on my abdomen).
For me, the recovery process after that nissen around 7 or 8 years ago felt questionable nearly a year afterwards. I know there's a stigma attached to it, but I started taking low-dose antidepressants, and it helped a lot. I'm told the body often develops a hypersensitivity postoperatively, and SSRIs can help the sensitivity threshold as well as the gut's internal ecology. Plus it dialed back my anxious self-analytical mindset a hair, which was for the best.
There's an expectation that the surgery will fix everything, and it does for the most part. If you're like me, however, you may feel a little anxiety or discomfort as your body adjusts to its new normal. (I say that now, but my own impatience still gets the best of me at times.)
It wasn't a matter of "lowering my expectations" so much as redefining them.
It's a process, and it's psychologically intense, but... if you can avoid worrying too much about
the short term and start looking optimistically at the long term, the sensation of feeling back to normal will sneak up on you.
Post Edited (Sisyphean Patient) : 6/8/2021 7:57:02 PM (GMT-6)