OMG! That's crazy. But if they would of used your stomach to create an esophagus would one still feel heartburn. I would think not. But the other question that arises is would food regurgitate back into your mouth because there is no valve or LES present? Is gravity the only friend you have in this case?
I'm asking all these questions because I'm very scared.
I lost my father to lung cancer 2 months ago. Granted he smoked for 40 years. This is what worries me. He pounded his lungs with smoke day in and day out until the point where his lungs could not take it anymore. That one cell in his lungs went rouge, mutated and cancer developed and it took him quickly. Last Feb he had a C-scan done of his lungs with negative results. 8 months later he was diagnosed with StageIV lung Cancer.
So now there is me. Suffering from Gerd for 10 years. 3 years ago they found a small section of Barrett's ( about
.2 cm). Now I'm experiencing a discomfort behind my breast bone. Could it be a mass? Could it be esophagitis? It's not pain. It's hard to describe. All I can tell you it doesn't belong there and I never felt it before.
I'm worried Bc regardless of the fact that I take nexium everyday the acid is pounding my esophagus at the junction of the LES. I'm afraid that my body will give up and I may end up with cancer.
I have my annual endoscopy scheduled but it not till April. The problem with having one of the best drs in NYC is that it's difficult to get an appointment with them.
So I'm getting as much information for the worst possible scenario.