Many people ask me about my StompahyX revision surgery, which I had in 2008 some 5-years after my gastric bypass weight-loss surgery in 2003. People are particularly interested in my experience on the day of surgery and my experience in the weeks following the surgery - what did I eat and how did I feel?
The following is a "blow by blow" account of my first week of recovery following the StomaphyX procedure. I point this out as valuable because there are no published meal plans for the 8-week StomaphyX recovery period.
You can read the recommended food and nutrition guidelines for the StomaphyX procedure .
StomaphyX Post Op Day 1 I am having stomach pain and also coughing up mucus which is thick and brown following my StomaphyX. I seem to have fluid in my ears as I hear and feel a crackling noise when I blow my nose. I called the StomaphyX surgeon for antibiotics and he gave me Levaquin, which I need to crush. I am taking Tylenol with Codeine for post StomaphyX pain...
Is it truly possible Tylenol (a.k.a. acetominophen) causes asthma? The evidence seems to be pointing in that direction.
A stunning observation made by CNN Health was that asthma rates started to climb in 1980. Coincidentally that was the same year aspirin was linked to Reyes Syndrome.
Also, that was the year Tylenol was first marketed as the pain reliever hospitals choose first. You can see such a commercial here .
Since 1980 asthma rates have risen dramatically. The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology ( aaaai.org ) lists the following asthma statistics:
Asthma rates in children under the age of 5 increased more than 160 percent from 1980 to 1994
The prevalence of asthma increased 75 percent between 1980 and 1994
Surely it's possible asthmatics simply have more pain than the average person. It's also possible greater asthma wisdom has more patients being properly diagnose...
Surgery Tympanostomy (with Myringotomy) A tympanostomy involves the insertion of tubes to allow fluid to drain from the middle ear. The procedure involves: A general anesthetic (asleep, no pain). Children typically recover completely within a few hours. Myringotomy (removal of fluid) is performed first. After myringotomy, the doctor inserts a tube to allow continuous drainage of the fluid from the middle ear.
Click the icon to see an illustrated series detailing ear tube insertion. Postoperative Effects. Tympanostomy is a simple procedure, and the child almost never has to spend the night in the hospital. Acetaminophen (Tylenol, generic) or ibuprofen (Advil, generic) is sufficient for any postoperative pain in most children. Some children, however, may need codeine or other powerful pain relievers. Generally, the tubes stay in the eardrum for at least several months before coming out on their own. On rare occasions, they will need to be surgically removed. Complications. Otorrhea, drainage o...
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