Tuesday, July 23, 2013

NF related Blogs

There aren't very many of us who have blogged about our experiences, but I thought I should post here about Debra's great blog! She shares how destructive GERD can be to our health and our lives, and how she found relieve and a new life after her Nissen Fundoplication. Excellent reading, and I recommend it highly!

If you know of other blogs besides the ones I've mentioned here, please leave me a comment and I will review it - thanks! :)


  1. thank you for such a detailed account of your experience. I'm offically at 6 months today and I wish I felt a little better than I do now. I'm still getting the gas and esophageal spasms. I really hope I turn the corner soon. Your story helps give me hope - thank you

  2. At 6 months, there definitely is hope! In the NF support group on Facebook I recently posted the link to a study that showed that a large percentage of post op complaints are resolved by 1 year post op - the period that many surgeons claim is required for full recovery. So there is definitely hope :).

    One other thing is that gas is often an ongoing issue for us. It still plagues me. Part of the job of the fundus is to deal with the air that ends up in our stomachs - but we no longer have a fundus. So many of us do continue to have gas problems, unfortunately :(. (For me, it is a small price to pay for my new life, though...)

    I appreciate your note and your kind words, and hope that these final issues will resolve soon!

  3. Its been 2.5 months since I had the lap nissen surgery I'm doing excellent my gerd is gone but I still cant eat lettuce of any kind or skins or beans it causes me great deal of pain and to vomit and I need to know why and if any of my fellow bloggers that had this surgery have the same issue

  4. Bonnie it will take up to a year - sometimes even more - to fully recover from this surgery. While you may be able to eat many things normally (albeit in smaller portions), there are a lot of foods that you may not be able to digest this early in the game. I remember eating a salad in February (my op was on Dec. 1st) and being in EXCRUCIATING pain afterward!
    My surgeon was of the strong opinion that not only would I not be able to vomit post op, but that I should do everything in my power to control retching, which can - and definitely has been known to - ruin my wrap. I have medications with me at all times that I am to take at the first sign on nausea. Some people vomit without affecting their wrap, but it is definitely not worth the risk to me. Of COURSE it would hurt, you have had a procedure whose purpose is to keep things from coming back up into your esophagus from your stomach - and with every retch your body is mightily pulling at the sutures that are holding your wrap in place! I'd be surprised if it DIDN'T hurt - and I'm surprised that you weren't given anti-emetics post op.