My GERD is totally controlled by the Nissen wrap, and so far my gastritis has calmed down and is behaving, so I'm a happy GI camper! I have struggled throughout the last couple months with my asthma, though. I had to resolve a pre and post surgical lung infection.
I went back to school and was there only a week and a day when I came down with the flu. After a week of dealing with horrible asthma, my doctor finally put me on an antibiotic (With my gastritis that can be tricky. Barb told me that she can tolerate z-pac, so I suggested that to my doc.) that solved the problem, and I was better. Now I have a new antibiotic I can tolerate...it used to be only amoxicillin, and that's not good to have only one option.
I started on a new antihistamine, and thought it would solve my spring allergy problems...I started actually going outside. (Last year I stayed in with windows closed (no air conditioning) for April, May, and June.) I was hoping to enjoy the outdoors this year. No such luck. A little over a week ago, I started getting wicked allergy symptoms that got progressively worse. about Thursday of this week I started getting lung infection symptoms. My sinuses were horrible, too. My doctor put me on prednosone and another z-pac yesterday, and I'm actually quite a bit better already.
All that said, my asthma is still better than pre-Nissen. Last year nothing helped. My doctors basically gave up on me. They said that my chronic asthma could not totally be resolved. The constant reflux was washing my lungs in acid--creating an underlying inflammation. That's why they were constantly pushing me towards surgery. I'm glad they did, and I'm glad I found this forum to support and guide me through the process.
I'm looking forward to getting through the allergy season. I should be better for July and most of August. I actually don't do as badly in the fall, and I love winter!
Hope all is well for other members!
I'm happy to be a member of such a helpful and positive forum.
Thanks, Kitt, for all you do.
I hope things are happier in your life.