My husband is 3months past IL surgery and thank God that he is recovering very well without any major issues such as those shared in this group. He has 6 small meals (baby portion size) consisting of 2x Fortisip drinks. He is slowly gaining back an appetite but has to be cautious that he does not over eat and sits for a few minutes after each meal so he doesn’t dump.
He coughs a bit after meals, when talking and exerting himself. I believe this is common. Recently his GP gave him a course of antibiotics for his cough.
He also burps quite a bit too and is taking esomeprazole 22mg (Nexium brand sometimes) once each day. I have read here that some have stopped taking PPIs and rely only on Gaviscon.
So I’m wondering if it is better for him to get off esomeprazole too and take Gaviscon instead to avoid any long term side effects?
My husband resigned from his full time employment since returning to work (working from home) 3 weeks ago as time spent talking at teleconferences and typing for long period is causing him to cough and feeling intense pain under his RHS. He is prioritising recovery over bearing up with the pain and coughing to see how he goes in the next months to come.