Finally, on to the surgery
Sunday, July 31, 2016
I will be having my surgery on August 18. It won't be the one I was hoping for, my hatial hernia is too big - 10cc, the max for the LINX is 3-5cc.
With the LINX, you can eat regular food right away after the surgery.
I will be having a laproscopic hiatial hernia repair with mesh, Nissen fundoplication, and a final upper endoscopy to verify that all went well.
I will be on a liquid diet 3 days before surgery, starting on my birthday.
For the first week after surgery, a full liquid diet is standard. After the first two weeks, I can have pureed or soft foods for the next 2-4 weeks.
A slow return to full diet will take a long time and will involve having 5 small meals/day.