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stkitt
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   Posted 5/17/2009 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning My Dear Friends,
 
Just thought it would be nice to have a check in this week to see how all are doing.
 
I am fine, however, as usual when I eat what I should not I pay................not to bad lately.  I did eat some hot salsa sauce at a party yesterday and had one margarita, very small one.  Just enough to mess up my system and the heartburn put me into the ring of fire.............LOL.
I tried a few days of spreading out how often I take my PPI and found that I need it as it works for me.
 
Well that is my update, pretty dull..............next up please.
 
Hugs at all of you ,
 
Kitt
 
 
 

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dencha
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 5/17/2009 8:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kitt,
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.
Denise

ITSJUSTME0000
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 55
   Posted 5/17/2009 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
HI, GOING TO MY GASTRO DR TOMORROW, HAD ME ON CARAFATE FOR 10 DAYS...DID NOTHING FOR ME...STILL FEELING BAD...STOMACH IS SICK...FEELING LUMP IN THROAT...SOMETIMES VOMITING, FEEL LIKE I CANT BREATH..I KNOW ITS THE GERD AS I HAD EVERY TEST YOU COULD THINK OF...JUST WISH I COULD FEEL A BIT BETTER... I LOVE COMING HERE READING THE POST FROM OTHERS MAKES ME FEEL LIKE IM NOT ALONE OR NUTS..SO MANY OF US FEEL THE SAME WAY.. ITS A NICE PLACE TO COME TOO...I LEARNED ALOT...THANK YOU KITT AND THANK YOU FOR ASKING US TO POST OUR UPDATES...

beareilly
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 553
   Posted 5/17/2009 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Kitt,

 Like Denise,I am GERD Free tahnx to the surgery. I havent had GERD asthma either. I can wake up to my own dirty breathe,not gerd breath and I can finally sleep!!!

My quality of life has significantly improved.Now we must cheer on Bill!!

take care,

B


ITSJUSTME0000
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 55
   Posted 5/17/2009 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
WOW ITS SO NICE TO HEAR about THE SURGEY BEING A SUCCESS FROM BOTH OF YOU...MAKES ME FEEL GOOD AS MY DR WAS TALKING about IT LAST TIME I WAS THERE BUT I GOT SO SCARED READING SOME POST THAT SAY IT DID NOT WORK OR THEY ARE WORSE NOW...GOD BLESS YOU BOTH...

dencha
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7181
   Posted 5/17/2009 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
ITSJUSTME,
I had the exact same experience--reading horrible posts about the surgery. It is a scary thing to read. But for every person who blames their bad health on the surgery (there are some quack surgeons out there, too), there are many, many with good results. They just don't get on the internet to post their positive experiences.

This is the only forum where I could find realistic and positive information about the procedure. I'm so glad I found it. Here you can find people who are so happy with their results that they don't have any trouble going back for a redo if needed. That's so great to hear. It took me a long time to get to the point where I could listen to my doctors and take the leap to have the surgery. I'm so glad I did. I wish I had done it sooner. I would have avoided a lot of pain and agony!

Good luck with making your decision. I had my surgery on Feb. 27th, so if you go way back on the posts, you can see my pre and post op information and posts. I tried to document my recovery fairly regularly--especially in the beginning. I was so afraid of how horrible it would be, and it wasn't horrible at all. It wasn't even close to the difficulty I experienced after gastritis/GERD episodes. I'm now about 2 months post op and eating pretty much everything. It's great! I highly recommend the surgery. Just be sure you get the best surgeon possible.
Hope you feel better soon.
Denise

Reneeren
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 21
   Posted 5/17/2009 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Gerd friends. Kitt, you may want to check out the breast cancer forum; I found Janice there.....
Renee

stkitt
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 5/17/2009 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   

Renee,

I will do that right now.  Thank you so much for letting me know.

Kitt


opnwhl4
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 4961
   Posted 5/17/2009 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all.
Well tomorrow is the big day. 1:30 am is gonna come around early. We had a great graduation/birthday cookout for my son Saturday. Today was a nice day to be outside here, got a little sunburned. I only got 45 minutes sleep last night, so I am ready for a nap.
Kitt it is nice to here from you and hope you are doing well.

Take care,
Bill

beareilly
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 553
   Posted 5/17/2009 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I second Denise's motion!!!
Bea

stkitt
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 5/18/2009 7:31 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning All,

It is wonderful to hear from each of you and catch up on how you are all doing.

Bill our thoughts are with you..................((((((hugs))))))))

Keep posting everyone, we want to hear how your doing.

Hugs
Kitt


LdyJane
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 903
   Posted 5/18/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Renee, Bill & Kitt, you bring tears to my eyes, thank you for caring!
love,
Janice

opnwhl4
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 4961
   Posted 5/18/2009 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Surgery went very well. It took 4.5 hours to do a complete revision of the wrap. I have to wait until tomorrow to eat or drink anything .
Janice, I am continuing to pray for you.Please keep us updated.

Billl
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