Hello everyone well pete hasn't been very well again lastnight he has a chesty cough he still brings up bile and he said he has no pain at all even when the asid is coming up I think he has a chest infection so I'm going to ring doctor and get him to come have a look at him I will see what the doctor thinks he is very chesty and has a rattling chest has anyone else had this and not had chest infection and am I just worrying for nothing
Pete update : Hello everyone well pete... - Oesophageal Patie...
I am 3 years post surgery in October.
I often get aspirational pneumonia from bringing up and aspirating bile during the night. I personally have found drinking a glass of water about 10 PM helps me somewhat with the bile.
I am sleeping inclined and since I usually bring up the bile in the morning after 5 AM, I now move to a recliner I have in my bedroom each night about 4 AM and complete my nights sleep in the recliner. It has really helped as before I was getting aspirational pneumonia sometimes about every month to every other month this year.
I find that the bile issue is one of the worst parts of post surgery for me.
Good luck Pete. The antibiotics make a quick world of difference.
Hi petercaron I am 7 years post op Ivor Lewis , and I can suffer the same regarding the nasty bile, I sometime wake up quickly and pop a locket ( honey & lemon flavour) anytime during the night which can help break down the nasty bile, I also now take esomeprazole one a day and this has helped heaps.i hope it also helps you.