I'm not sure how hiccups work, but the above diagram is supposed to shed some light on it. I called the surgeon's office today only to find out I'm the third young male in as many weeks to call in a few days after surgery complaining of hiccups.
Brooke asked that I request Thorazine, a prescription drug for hiccups, but the surgeon's office recommended -- believe it or not -- peanut butter.
Surprisingly, peanut butter gives me some relief for about an hour or so. I've gone through several spoon fulls so far. Hopefully this will end soon!