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I'm sure I spelled that wrong... But did any of you guys get pneumonia after being sleeved !!!! I'm 2 days post-op

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That is why it is important to use your incentive spirometer to prevent pneumonia. VERY important!!!

I had to edit to spell correctly...pushed send too fast on my phone!

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And move around as much as you can and cough. Try to avoid laying down all the time.

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The machine is great for those who do not do Yoga. It's the same kind of principal and for those that practice yoga, you are getting more benefit from your deep breathing you are doing then the machine. However, if you are not doing Yoga or breathing exercises the machine is a great device.

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You're welcome! :D

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I have repeated and chronic aspiration pneumonias and pneumonitis from GERD and reflux since my procedure in Oct-12. If anyone has information on aspiration pneumonias following VSG please let me know. There is not much in the literature since VSG was originally a two part procedure and not a one. I am taking nexium + Dexilant, and sleeping in a chair almost upright - and still aspirating. My Dr told me the fix on my Hiatal Hernia would get rid of my need for nexium - and I should try to come off it - a month after surgery I tried and was in the hospital with pneumonia coughinh up blood within 2 or 3 weeks. The aspiration is chemical burn to the lungs from aspiration of stomach acids in the wee hours of the morning for me each time - always on an empty stomach. I don't eat 3 hrs before bed. I sit up - I take my meds. I am on an inhaler up to 5 times a day now - and desperate. If you see or hear anything I can learn please contact me.

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I have repeated and chronic aspiration pneumonias and pneumonitis from GERD and reflux since my procedure in Oct-12. If anyone has information on aspiration pneumonias following VSG please let me know. There is not much in the literature since VSG was originally a two part procedure and not a one. I am taking nexium + Dexilant' date=' and sleeping in a chair almost upright - and still aspirating. My Dr told me the fix on my Hiatal Hernia would get rid of my need for nexium - and I should try to come off it - a month after surgery I tried and was in the hospital with pneumonia coughinh up blood within 2 or 3 weeks. The aspiration is chemical burn to the lungs from aspiration of stomach acids in the wee hours of the morning for me each time - always on an empty stomach. I don't eat 3 hrs before bed. I sit up - I take my meds. I am on an inhaler up to 5 times a day now - and desperate. If you see or hear anything I can learn please contact me.[/quote']

I know there are a couple of surgical procedures for GERD. Dr Mallawi in Dallas and Dr. frenzel in arlington tx list that they do them on their websites. I have no direct knowledge- but maybe they could give you more info. Good luck!

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