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Quote chrisrob Replybullet Posted: 26 Oct 2018 at 12:37pm
Hi again.

I've had 2 fundoplications.
When I first discovered I had Barrett's 24 years ago, I was offered the surgery bt at that time it was open surgery and sounded horrific. I decided, the PPIs reducing my acid effectively, to continue just with medication.

10 years ago, realising my reflux symptoms (particulary cough) were getting worse and increased PPI (80mg omeprazole) was ineffective, I asked for the surgery.
It worked well and I only wished I'd had it earlier.

5 years ago, following 5 hours violent retching from norovirus, the wrap cam loose and I had it repaired with a Collis Nissen revision.

The Barrett's Wessex website carries accounts of a number of patients' experiences you may read
here - including my original fundo.
You may also read about my "refundo" here if you're interested.

Regarding food. The advice is liquid or soft mushy food for a couple of weeks gradually becoming more solid as the internal scar tissue heals - but you can probably be guided by your own body.
I was eating things like shepherd's pie immediately but you feel full very quickly, not able to eat full meals until your internal architecture sorts itself out.

Cheers
Chris
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