Apr 26, 2013 - 4:49 am
Yesterday was Larry's post op visit. Good thing too as he was not able to swallow any liquid by the time we got there. Surgeon did 3 dilations. What a relief. For the first time since surgery Larry was able to drink small glass of water and swallow consecutively. He wanted me to ask for experiences with dilations. How long did yours last? How many did you need? He knows some people never need one and others many, but he still wanted me to ask. Also feeding tube is out! I was a little surprised, but it was getting infected and surgeon said he is barely using it anyways. He also explained that he doesn't recommend scans for the first 6 months due to inflammation from surgery, only xray. He said there are too many false positives during this period and the emotional trauma is not worth it, unless there are any new symptoms. Also how long before you were driving a distance on your own? Larry is afraid to due to dumping. He is afraid he will get somewhere and not be able to get back. The dumping wipes him out. It is so hard to see him so fragile and afraid.