Hello! I am a brand new member, as of today. Here is my dilemma: I had Paraesophgeal Hiatal Hernia laproscopic surgery on October 11, 2013. Recovery had been slow, due to complications from the surgery, resulting in another surgery on the same day (small vessel attached to aorta had a tear, needed 4 units of blood). Swallowing was difficult for the first 4-5 weeks, but had been getting better. I still have to cut or mash meds, or use liquids. Over the past week, I have found it harder and harder to swallow. Everything seems to hang up in my throat. Hiccups have started when trying to swallow, too. Today, even tea with honey wouldn't go down without pain. My immediate concern is that I have begun throwing up, but not from the stomach, only from the place between my throat and my esophagus. What is coming up is liquid and foamy. I tried calling my doctor, but she's off for the weekend. Today is Saturday, Nov. 30th.
Has anyone had this problem? Should I just speak to the doctor on call? Should I go in to a local hospital (I am about
400 miles from my home and am not scheduled to fly back until Tuesday, Dec. 3rd)?
Any help you can offer will be great.
Post Edited By Moderator (Scaredy Cat) : 11/30/2013 1:55:51 PM (GMT-7)