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Jul 14, 2011 · Nissen Fundoplication in Digestive Health

I’m about 2 weeks out at the point. Although soft food is protocol at the end of the first week, I am just beginning very soft and slight blended now. For almost two weeks, all I could tolerate were liquids, like broth or ices. The docs said this was normal and that I was probably inflamed. I had no nausea, but a lot of bloating and discomfort. I have not seen my coughing improved, although my boyfriend says it sounds different. I have had no sudden night chocking,and yes, I have stopped the PPI. They gave no other meds other than for nausea. On a good note, I’ve lost about 12 pounds, but I’ve been lacking the nutrition needed to heal. I have an appointment with the surgeon next Wednesday and will get a better understanding of where I am at with my recovery.
Good luck, and let me know what you decide to do.

Jul 5, 2011 · Nissen Fundoplication in Digestive Health

I am a Mayo Clinic patient (past or current).
Your interests: LAPAROSCOPIC NISSEN FUNDOPLICATION Your experience as a Mayo Clinic patient (if applicable): Today is one week since surgery at the Jacksonville Clinic. It was a positive experience, in that the care was excellent. Now home in Boca Raton, I am 7 hours by car from my doctors. Although I have a local doctor at home, I feel the need to connect with others who have had this surgery. Anything else about yourself: The main symptom I suffered with was chronic cough. I also have been diagnosed with Asthma. Last summer I became a patient at National Jewish Health in Denver, CO, a hospital that specializes in Respiratory disease. I was diagnosed with Bronchiectosis, probably caused by GERD. I had been on the GERD diet, proton pump inhibitors, inhalers, antibiotics, cough meds, the works. Turning over every leaf possible, I was led to the Mayo Clinic. Somewhat cynical about the outcome, I chose to have the surgery. This week has been difficult. I experienced low grade fever, and belching every few seconds for hours on the fifth day out. This has finally stopped and I am now on soft foods, really I’m clinging to blended still. I would like to hear from others that have had this surgery.