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I have to have to a hernia repair with my sleeve. How was recovery with both surgeries? Was it more difficult to swallow or longer recovery? Did you have this repair & a you tube channel so I can follow your story. Thanks in advance

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This combo is probably a lot more common then we know. I had it and to my surgeon it was no big deal. I do believe it made swallowing more difficult for me post op. General food goes down okay but medications, pill specifically, are difficult even at almost 3 months out. Doc says my issues are normal and nothing to be overly concerned about. My hope is that as time continues to pass it will be come easier.

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I have to get mine repaired as well.... Im glad you asked this question :D

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My surgeon repaired mine at the same time and I didn't even know I had it. He actually expected it, it's so common. Of the three of is having surgery that day, two had hernias and neither of us knew. The only difference in recovery is that we had to have 15 days of clears instead of the usual 10. I don't think there was any other difference. Course I have nothing to compare it to, but my recovery was fine. I was back to work 4 days after surgery.

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I had both done as well and was drinking fluids just fine the day of surgery. Just over a week out and everything has gone as smooth as it could.

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I had both done at the same time. Everything went great. No problems. I'm five weeks out and still can't lift heavy thing or I feel a pull in my chest. I should get released to do more next week.

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I had mine repaired during surgery as well and didn't know about it until they told me. I have had no feeling of pain or anything in that area. Zero impact on my recovery. I am glad he had to do it. I had been having pretty bad heartburn for a few years and read on this site how so many people have increased heartburn after surgery, which I was dreading. But because the hernia was repaired I no longer have ANY heartburn. That's really something to look forward to, if you have heartburn.

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I have to have to a hernia repair with my sleeve. How was recovery with both surgeries? Was it more difficult to swallow or longer recovery? Did you have this repair & a you tube channel so I can follow your story. Thanks in advance

I had both done also, like others I didn't know I had one, I had trouble breathing for years and was told it was anxiety, now the hole is repaired I can breath normal, I was on liquids for over a month on doctors orders as he wanted me to be careful, I started having bad pain in my chest like a tight spasm I lived with it for 2 weeks, after a MRI they found it was badly inflamed after three courses of antibiotics the pain was gone and I was able to move on to soft foods, I am now 10 weeks out today and have no problems at all.

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I had surgery yesterday and counted a few more incicion sites than I expected. Surgeon confirmed that I had a hiatal hernia repair. No other symptoms so far.

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I had surgery yesterday and counted a few more incicion sites than I expected. Surgeon confirmed that I had a hiatal hernia repair. No other symptoms so far.

I was just wondering why I had more incision sites too! Mine was on the 27th and I had a hernia repair with my sleeve.

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I had both. The only pill i have a problem with is my Calcium. They are the citrical petites but I still get choked on them. But not having reflux any more is a blessing!

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I had surgery yesterday and counted a few more incicion sites than I expected. Surgeon confirmed that I had a hiatal hernia repair. No other symptoms so far.

How many incisions do you have?

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I also had the hernia repair. It did cause more swelling, I didn't feel any pain where it was. I have 4 incisions and then the tiny one for the drain. I'm 4 weeks out... No pain at all, 27 lbs down since surgery :)

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My surgeon was also expecting to see a hernia when he went in- I only had indigestion for a few weeks prior to seeing him but he reported I had a rather large hernia and it took over an hour to repair- what was supposed to be a 60 minute operation was 130 minutes. I was not given any different instructions for it and I have 5 very neat incisions, which apparently is normal for a sleeve anyway? I have felt more tired than others report but that could also be due to other factors like calorie intake. It does seem to be very common and I'm sure you will be just fine.

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How many incisions do you have?

Seven. I thought it was six, but there was one overlapping a tattoo. Sneaky surgeon ;-)

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