i'm new to this forum and I stumbled across your post, I've been thinking a long time about getting a nissen because of my GERD symptons can't seem to calm down, but i'm a little scared about having the surgery.
My gerd started after an acute gastritis on last christmas, it's weird because is it possible to get gerd after only 1 time of projectile vomitting?
Anyway, since that time, i've been feeling sick and have had a lot of nausea, i've seen a GI specialst and have had an endoscopy done, barium test, and a CT of the abdomen, which came back normal. The endoscopy showed an oesophagitis type A, so they perscribed me PPI and an antacid to take in the evening. My acid is gone, but my bloated feeling and nausea isn't. Every time I burp, it's just a juicy stumach fluid burp and not air, which is very frustrating, i feel bloated all the time.
Now, my question is, most of the people who have gerd, tend to feel pain under their left rib and left side of the chest. I have a severe pressure like pain under my RIGHT ribcage, but the docters just ignore that. So I was kind of wondering of any of you here have any experience here with this.
Also, I'm looking forward to your post on how the recovery from the nissen is evolving, I hope you're doing ok atm.