Hi there Acidman
and Sped, I agree that taking meds long term at this point is the best alternative. I am on my third year with Protonix and as long as it keeps working I will keep taking it.
I am not eligible for the Nissan surgery as I don't swallow well enough and I too had the motility test and it proved to be the end of my thoughts on surgery.
I think you are doing everything you can do at this point and that not worrying so muhc if that is possible is a good idea too. I feel for you, believe me I do. There are days when pain is my minute by minute companion. I'll pray for you and keep posting , it does help to talk to those here who know exactly what you are going through.
Take care tonight, Anne