Wow...you all are so incredibly helpful and in different way...I thank you all so much!
Elbee, I was taking the generic...and it IS worth a shot at trying the real deal.
Amy, Imuran is next on the doc's list, but he told me that one of the rare serious side effects is that it can "melt your bones". No warning. Permanent. That freaks me out terribly!
Joy, I didn't even know they had surgery for heartburn. What did they do? How was the recovery for ya? I'm so glad it helped you!
Robin, you brought me hope. Your post made me smile. Thank you. : ) May I ask what you are doing for your heart disease and the pulm hypertension? (I don't have that, but it concerns me). I just love your attitude. You're my new role model...tee hee.