Hi Denise, yes I had the manometry done 2x before my surgery was done and I didn't have problems with that at the time. Yes my surgeon and my current GI doc think it's too tight. But I was told if they loosen it I might be right back to where I was before with the acid coming up. I never do follow the norm. I hear that from doctors all the time. There definitely is crap coming up when I lay down. I choke on it. My GI doc thinks it is just saliva that is pooling. I think at times that is the case, but spit does not burn the crap out of your esophagus and make you hoarse and make your sinus bleed and burn. It seems like things are under control finally though if I take the nexium and the pepcid and the elavil for drying up the saliva. I tried going with out the elavil and i choked on the spit. It didn't burn I just choked on it and woke up every few hours because of it. I have another theory though that when I don't take the antacids and my stomach gets bad with the gastritis the gas it produces forces crap up through my wrap. The barium swallow that they did after surgery showed some reflux about
8 years ago and that stuff wasn't going down with one swallow. It took around 10 swallows at that time to clear the esophagus. I don't know if the wrap has loosened more over the years or what is going on. At this point I don't care why as long as i'm not suffering with it. Right now I have other pressing things to deal with like the dentist tomorrow as my mouth pain is worse than ever. I called today and the dentist is out until next week, but they got me in with his middle son who is a brand new dentist. The dental assistant looked up doctor Rick's notes and said he had told me to use my dental device at night for grinding. I told her that would be a little difficult since he never gave me one. I'm a little nervous about
having a brand new dentist. I had his other son a few times and liked him so hopefully this will go as well.
I saw my new hand doctor today. He put a cortizone shot in my wrist as he thinks the accident brought on carpel tunnel syndrome in my hands. I yanked my hand away out of reflex to the hot pain that shot down my arm. He was really nice about it but it kind of freaked me out to think I could have hurt my self by doing that. I didn't mean to though. The other ortho doc I had gone too that put cortizone in my knuckle used some sort of xray machine where he could see exactly where the needle was going, so when this doc said to tell him if the pain was a hot searing sharp pain because it meant he was too close to the nerve. That was rather scarry. My husband and I both really like him though and think he knows what he's talking about and doing so I guess that's what is important. My hand was numb for a while and then a few hours later the pain set in. A friend from the senior center told me when she gets her shots in her hands she makes sure to move them around and then they don't get sore so I typed on the computer and that seemed to help some. Oh my point in telling you about this was the doctor told me I don't show the normal signs of carpel tunnel syndrome, but that once in a while it will present it self like this. My husband told him that all my doctors tell me I don't follow the norm. He only did one hand to test his theory. I go back in 2 weeks to see how my hand is doing. If it is better then he will give me a shot in my other hand to help that one.
I've had lots of colonoscopys since my surgery. they usually do a Endoscopy to see how things are doing and since I am under any way. Make sure you ask your GI about doig that at the same time. They would also stretch my esophagus down by the wrap. Well time for bed as I have an early chiropractor appointment before the dentist. Barb
My laundry list of diseases include IBS-D, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, Fibromyalgia, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back and cysts on ovaries and uterus. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems.
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