Gastric Sleeve and Hiatal Hernia Repair
January 26, 2010 I had Gastric Sleeve Surgery. While he was in there he found my Hiatal Hernia and repaired it, I was YAY initially but OMG this repair has really been an awful thing. I am two weeks post op tomorrow, for the first 8 days I couldnt hardly swallow liquids, now I can , still hurts but not as bad.
Today has been the worst day of all. Everytime I eat my little pureed or liquid foods, some feel like they are sticking in the throat and I get a REALLY bad pain in my back and then I have to run to bathroom to throw up. A small 3.5 oz of applesauce is taking me at least an hour to eat.
Has anyone else run into these issues, Im really sick of throwing up and I am worried that when I throw up Im throwing up all the everything I actually was able to get down.
I am only able to eat about 1.5 oz of protein and 1 oz of fruit or vegetable in a sitting. I am about one week ahead of you. Do you get the feeling even when eating smaller quantities, what about with drinking milk or clear liquids?
My NUT told us if we over eat we'll throw up, if we eat too fast we'll throw up, eveything led back to vomitting if we weren't eating correctly.
If you are not able to eat you probably should contact your surgeon.
Welcome to the loser's bench.
While I understand everyone's surgeon is different, my post op eating guide was 10 days clear liquid only, 10 days full liquid, 10 days mushy.
You are already eating pureed food 13 days out, from the sleeve and also the hernia surgery.
I would suggest stepping backwords and going to clear fluids for a few days and let the tissues in the throat area and stomach heal a little more. Hope you start to feel better soon.
on 2/8/10 12:35 pm
I had my hiatal hernia repaired during my sleeve procedure as well. I haven't had any real issues, though. I can drink water and other liquids and take some puree, though my first couple of forees with that were less than successful. I got sternal pain and had to stop. Took smaller bites (hubby bought me a baby spoon, that helped), and really thinned the stuff out and that seemed to help.
I was cleared for puree 48 hours after surgery - but I didn't try anything even resembling puree until 10 days out. I was too worried. And I'm still not on a purely puree diet....I'm too scared of effing something up. I am up to eating ricotta cheese, sometimes with ground deli turkey in it, sometimes not.....lots of yogurt, refried beans (really thinned out with milk), and that's about it. I have tried oatmeal a time or two, but again, super thinned out.
I agree with the others, go back to basics. Go back to fluids and see what happens, if you aren't keeping even fluids down, you need to see your surgeon! You need the fluids and nutrition.
Hang in there.....and best of luck! =)
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My bariatric coordinator did say that I may be eating too fast... but I asked her if 2 oz in an hour is too fast...of course she said no.
I think you are ALL right, I just need to step back and go with what was working, I may just be one that has to be on real liquids longer then most due to the hernia repair.
Thanks everyone for you imput!
on 2/8/10 7:58 pm
Now I was on clear liquids only for 10 days and probably should have been on them 14 days. I know its miserable. If you have to throw up you should probably stick to clear liquids.
Hello everyone! I also had hiatal hernia repair along with the sleeve this past Monday and today is Thursday. It hurts to drink...they told me it was good to walk so I did yesterday and IT hurt when I return back to my hotel. I had to take to pain medicine just to get it to stop hurting. I didn't do my research is not as well as I thought because I thought the hiatal hernia repair was nothing. So I research the sleeve more than a hernia repair. I do sometimes feel discomfort like a pain where the sleeve is but it goes away pretty quick. Pretty sure the main of my pain is due to the other surgery. this is what it was like I probably would not have done it. does anyone know about how long it takes to quit hurting?