4 days post op question?

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Bileman
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   Posted 12/5/2007 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys/gals,,,I am 5 days post fundoplication surgery and I had a slight problem with dry heaving last night. I am okay now, but was wondering if I should go to the hospital. Is it possiable I did any damage to the wrap? I only dry heaved 4 times, and don't feel to bad except for the same old pains I have had since the operation.

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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 12/5/2007 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there Bileman...I have never had this procedure, but I would say so long as you are not feeling terrible now, and if it doesn't presist, then you should be fine.

If this problem presists, or you have any pain that is unusual to you, then I would suggest calling the doctor.

Again, I have NOT had this procedure, so what I am telling you is my opinion only.

Wishing you the best...be sure to keep us posted!
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Bileman
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   Posted 12/5/2007 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks,,,I ended up calling the Doc to see if there was anything I should worry about. He said as long as it was not for very long the odds of doing damage was slim. He said if it happens again, and I can't stop to go to the ER. It can be pretty scary not being able to vomit,,,The pains in my shoulders are from the gas, as I can't burp right now either.


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   Posted 12/5/2007 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I hope you continue to do ok, and please let us know how things do go for you!!! I am interested in your recovery!
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nocough
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   Posted 12/5/2007 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you called the doctor! You should be able to burp pretty soon I would think. I think it was a week post opt but little ones not the ones that come from deep down in your stomach. I called the nurse after I had to heave something out of my throat that got stuck and got much the same answer. Also they said the pain would be very bad and some people hear a "pop". I like you were worried thought because they really went on about not retching, or dry heaving etc.

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   Posted 12/5/2007 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Bileman:  Today is my 7th week anniversary post nissen hiatal hernia repair.  I had lots of nausea for close to 4 weeks and my surgeon didn't want me to vomit or retch because it can undo the wrap.  What you need to do is get a prescription for phenergan or promethazine (which is generic and what I used) 12.5 mg every 4-6 hours, I took this religiously for about 4 weeks everyday.  It really helped alot and thank God I haven't had to vomit but nausea, yes I had lots of it.  As far as burping goes, I can burp but not a big burp like the good old days.  My burps are tiny and really only when I drink but I guess it is better than nothing.  Five days post op, you should still be on a liquid diet.  Were you able to vomit when you were with the heaves?  The most important thing is not to try and hurry and eat solid food yet, it will take time and you will have to transition from a liquid diet to a soft diet, i.e., pudding, yogurt, smoothies, runny egg, oatmeal, cream of wheat, and ensure.  I think it took me about 2 1/2 weeks until I was able to eat more solid food but I had to be very careful and take tiny small bites and chew and chew and definately no meat or bread.  In fact, eating was very stressful but now at 7 weeks it has gotten better.  Also, do not eat until you are full because (this happened to me 3 times), it will be very painful and you don't know whether to burp, poop, vomit, or whatever and it feels terrible and the best thing to do is just walk and wait it out until it subsides.  I still have to watch not to ever eat even at 7 weeks post op.  I mentioned this to my surgeon and he said it would get better with time because eventually the stomach will stretch out some.  Good luck...Barbara......
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