Cheers Denise for your reply, woke up this morning
(I live in New Zealand) and was keen to see if any responses. I have not heard of the Nissen operation, but did see it is on lots of topics here so will go check that out. Will go phone doctor now to see what I can do. And of course try and lose a stone this weekend. joke, but I do think that may help loads with the hernia too. Oh and go and order some Maca root for the menopause, as not quite sure if I have a fever or the hot flashes now.