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Kangoo
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Quote Kangoo Replybullet Topic: Fundiplication Op scheduled
    Posted: 03 Aug 2017 at 8:41pm
Just a quick update that my fundoplication has been scheduled next week.
Will update the forum afterwards on my experiences and outcome. Hopefully this will help others.

Is there anything that anyone wants me to specifically note or check out next week?

Finally any tips for after the op?

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Quote chrisrob Replybullet Posted: 03 Aug 2017 at 11:00pm
Good luck. We'll all be wishing you all the best.

I hope your op goes as well as mine did and you're out the next day and on the road to recovery.

Obviously, you'll have had the dietary advice: nothing that wouldn't pass through a drinking straw as the internal scar tissue heals. You'll feel full very quickly and you'll lose weight for the first week or two.
No lifting - you won't want to pull those internal stitches apart.

But do try a little exercise. I set myself regular goals each day. Walk to the lamppost. Next time, a little further. Stop and sit on a wall to rest if necessary. Take it slow and steady and over two or three weeks build up to walking round a block or two.

Foodwise, gradually add slightly thicker or bulkier foods as you feel able. Within about 6 weeks (with any luck) you'll be feeling almost back to normal.
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Quote bobdigi Replybullet Posted: 09 Aug 2017 at 8:30pm
I'm having my previous op meeting next week. Good luck and please keep us posted. I'm really curious.
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Quote bobdigi Replybullet Posted: 09 Aug 2017 at 8:43pm
Chris how long do you think I can be be back at work as a window cleaner? Assuming everything goes OK. The heaviest thing I lift is a ladder.
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Quote chrisrob Replybullet Posted: 10 Aug 2017 at 7:34am
Difficult to call. Depends on how muc internal work the surgeon finds he has to do and your rate of recovery etc but I would suggest you're probably looking around 6 weeks?

See what the surgeon suggests.
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Quote njd2 Replybullet Posted: Yesterday at 1:59pm
Hi Kangoo

How was your surgery? How is your recovery going?

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