When you say you wish things were completely resolved...what do you mean? ARe you still having reflux or heartburn????
Please be careful lifting and stick with the limits the doctor told you to do. Even if it feels like you can lift, the wrap can be disrupted with too much pressure put on it. It's happened many times. A friend of mine had hers disrupted after 3 years when she helped a friend move and she lifted some heavy boxes and she felt a POP and she started refluxing again and she had to have the surgery again.
TAke care and hope things improve for you.
I'm not having reflux like I had before, but now I'm having some strange symptoms. Nausea intermittently, sore throat without the sensation of reflux. Feelings like a lump is stuck in my throat, and just a feeling of tightness in my diaphragm sometimes. With the exception of the Gastritis and esophagitis, All of the symptoms are intermittent, and completely different than what I was experiencing before surgery.