This is Kitt and I am the latest edition to the GERD/Heartburn Moderators list. I have read back and see I am following in some fine footsteps. Tammy is still here but has been very busy for the last 3 months so I hope you are as glad to meet me as I am you.
You have a very complicated history and it sounds like the whole pulmonary problem has pretty much ruled your life for awhile now.
I do not know where you go for your medical care and you may have this info but I will post it just in case you may like it:
National Jewish Medical and Research Center has been named the best respiratory hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
National Jewish Health Main Campus
1400 Jackson Street
Denver, Colorado 80206
Here is the rest of this list
#2 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
#3 Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
#4 Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
#5 Cleveland Clinic
#6 Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis
#7 University of Colorado Hospital, Denver
#8 University of California, San Diego Medical Center
#9 University of California, San Francisco Medical Cente
#10 Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
I am glad the Bipap is working for you.
Patients who are treated with BiPAP therapy have been found to have breathing disorders beyond sleep apnea. It does appear you physicians have created a good plan of care for you. :)
Keep us posted on how you are doing and I look forward to your posts.