Just diagnosed, new here

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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 3/17/2008 4:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi crew,

I looked for a thread for all newb's to introduce themselves, though there doesn't seem to be one?
Anyway; was diagnosed with GERD and a (sliding) hiatus hernia today - hooray me! Double win!

I'm not overly worried; I've had the symptoms for a while, and it's only just been recognised today with an endoscopy... after *so* long worrying it was heart symptoms or something worse, I'm just glad *knowing* what it actually is. Like... a chest burster aka. Aliens. Because those chest pains, they can be a shocker.

Here's to finding this forum and moving on to a... cure? If there is one? I haven't heard mention of anyone being 'cured' per-se. Surely this is the end goal?

Bo Peep
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 227
   Posted 3/17/2008 7:36 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi there. I know how you feel. Getting diagnosed felt like a miracle for me (especially as I was told I had a suffered a mini stroke!)! eyes

I can now concentrate on the methods of treatment that work best for me while waiting for my Nissen. 

Not sure if you would call the "Nissen" a cure 'cos you can never be sure how long it will last. :-)

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 285
   Posted 3/17/2008 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure if you ever get "cured". My symptoms have been bad since December. Things get better and then get worse. Things sort of change around. I just try to manage the symptoms as best I can and hope for the best.

Welcome to our world! There's lots of good info on here and lots of friendly people. Hope you feel better soon. :)
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