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Old 02-08-2011, 05:24 AM   #1
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Nissen Fundoplication - What to expect

I had a Laparascopic Nissen done on 20/01/2011.

My surgeon told me a lot of what to expect after the surgery but nobody warned me of the following effects.

1. My lungs collapsed during the operation which meant when I woke up from surgery I had extreme difficulty breathing.
2. I had to receive physio for the collapsed lungs which was the most painful procedure I can think of. Involved sucking on a pipe connected to some gadget which then blew air into my lungs. You will not believe the pain.
3. Had extreme pain in my shoulders due to the gas used during a laparascopic procedure. Lasted 3 days.
4. Once the shoulder pain stopped I had 3 nights with terrible back pain. I never had any problems with my back but was told by my surgeon this is normal.
5. Difficulty swallowing even water for about a week and now, only 2.5 weeks after surgery, the most solid thing I can eat is pasta.

I would recommend this surgery to anyone with GERD. However, be sure to take note of all that lies ahead. My reflux is gone, but at this stage I would trade one day of reflux for a steak.

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Old 03-11-2011, 10:48 AM   #2
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Re: Nissen Fundoplication - What to expect

I had a Nissan in 2008 and yes the first months are not particularly easy with regards to food but things do improve greatly so do not despair.
I know I would not have changed anything and would certainly mot have traded a day of reflux just for some food.
I was a total diet coke addict and was told I had to give this up and that was hard for me but I still, would not have had a day of reflux just for a glass of diet coke.
Anyway things do improve and you will find as time goes on you will be able to eat more things and if you were left unable to burp after surgery like me even this improves after time.
I can now enjoy a meal out and a small glass of diet coke with bubbles stirred out and although my meals are smaller than before there is nothing I cannot eat including a nice spicy curry which would have been impossible before surgery.
Give your body time to recover from the surgery and take things sensibly and you wi
L find that it is not too long before you will be able to enjoy a nice steak without the reflux afterwards :-)

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