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blurox 12-06-2012 06:07 AM

Nissen Fundoplication & Norovirus
Hi Folks

We have Norovirus in the UK which is a virulent vomiting virus. Does anyone have any experience of how to cope with this if you've had a Nissen and cant physically vomit?



MountainReader 12-06-2012 10:45 PM

Re: Nissen Fundoplication & Norovirus
I had my Nissen Fundoplication in 2008. For the most part, I'm not able to vomit. I might gag or heave a bit and have a "squishy" stomach with things rolling around a bit when I might have otherwise had vomiting, but no actual vomiting. Typically it goes away on its own or I take Zofran for the nausea.

I have had a severe stomach virus twice since my surgery. Both times, it hit me with such force that I had no problems vomiting. If it is that bad, it finds its way up pretty easily. Neither experience was very pleasant, but vomiting and being sick never is.

My first illness was not all that long after my surgery and I was worried about tearing my stitches. I went to a clinic and they gave me anti-nausea meds. I also went to see my GI doc who reassured me that I wouldn't pull the stitches. I've since had a Barium Swallow which confirmed that everything was still good and intact.

Hope this helps.

blurox 12-07-2012 03:49 AM

Re: Nissen Fundoplication & Norovirus
Thanks M R. It seems that blogs are the only way to get the info you need these days. My consultant has little time to talk and has he has'nt had the op he doesn't know how it feels.


MountainReader 12-07-2012 06:14 PM

Re: Nissen Fundoplication & Norovirus
I understand. I've been to multiple specialists and some are much better communicators than others. I struggle finding ones who are willing to answer all my questions.

It is nice on the boards here to have other people to talk to. Please feel free to ask other questions you may have. I'm happy to answer if I can.:)

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