Hi all and thank you for the welcome back!
Just to answer a few of the questions, the Nissen failed immediately and I had a horrible surgeon, who didn't even sew up the incisions correctly. I will not be having this re-done, unless absolutely necessary. I no longer vomit daily, but I do have to take prevacid 30mg twice a day (still) and follow up with TUMS. I also have worse esophogeal spasms now than I did before, but I will always have them....I've just learned to live with the changes.
Regarding the vitamin D......They found that about a month ago, just after I was diagnosed (by endocrinologist) with producing no Human Growth Hormone. I have never even heard of the HGH deficiency in adults and was quite surprised when I read up on it after diagnosis. I thought (wrongly of course) that I had to be producing HGH because I am overweight. Apparently that is one of the reasons for the problem in the first place. It's very interesting reading if anyone wanted to check it out. Immediately after diagnosis, my PCP wanted to do a vitamin D test and my readings were a 9. The ranges they gave me for normal were somewhere in the 30's to the 70's. They gave me very high dose vitamin D to take, but the 50,000 units scared me too much to take it (a little OCD, I guess). Anyway, I started taking OTC vitamin D or D with calcium twice a day. I felt like I could add this to my meds without stressing so much (and we'll check the numbers again soon and go from there). I too felt like I was too tired to move, but then the Endo says this is from HGH and the PCP says from vitamin D.....yet again some conflicting information.
If I've missed any other questions or comments, I'll try to catch them in a re-read. Memory problems are still a REAL PROBLEM and I have to review before I can catch everything up.
Thank you all again for accepting the new "medically retired" me back into the fold!!!
(For those who may wonder, the group did nothing to cause my leaving....it was mostly medical and mood related and was not a result of anything anyone said or did). This has always been a wonderful group of people!!!
DDD, CPS, TLIF L5-S1 2009 (failed), FIBRO, MINEYER'S (SP?), IMPROPER GAIT, MIGRAINES, GERD, NISSEN FUNDOPLICATION (failed), GAD, DEPRESSION, EXTREME ANXIETY DISORDER, OCD, PSTD, CHRONIC MUSCLE SPASMS, HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE DEFICIENCY, VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY.....too many allergies and reactions to mention.