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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 10/11/2009 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
How are you all.IM feeling like I have no quality of life anymore.After rushing surgery 2mths ago ive had a fewset backs.Im sleeping 4hrs night but no where as tired as before,major anxiety from wishing id never had this op,(did I even need it osophigitis,regurgitation food and didnt want to stay on ppi 4ever)My partner is stressed headaches.Im now burping alot quite loud and have food coming up with that but not farting anymore really.foul bitter taste in mouth a lot.I hav eendoscopy nxt wk or 2 what will this show loose wrap?.By saying all this i was happy for the first 2 weeks of op glad  i did it as food was staying down so maybe thats the place to get back to.Any advicewould be graet.Cheers.

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 10/11/2009 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I see you have an appointment with the GIs. Is this the new one? I sure hope so. I am not impressed with your other GI from what you have told us. Try to stay positive until you get through the EGD and see the new Gi doctor. Anxiety can be a real pain in the butt. I had it when I was in the hospital for the kidney stone and was put on Adivan for it. I only used it for 2 weeks, but it helped a bunch. When things aren't going well it is very hard to stay positive. I sure have had my share of bad days, but I try to find something positive in everything that is thrown at me. Please keep you rhead up and try to be positive and get yourself through the next couple weeks. I am sure things can be fixed and pray the new GI doctor can get things turned around for you.

Take care,

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   Posted 10/11/2009 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   

Dear Cowboy,

Whooohooooo,  Bill and Gang, now Bill is a gang leader.  devil That is awesome and thank you for the smile my friend.

I am so sorry you are feeling anxious and please know you are normal for what is going on in  you life right now. Talking with you Doctor about your feelings is a good idea.

Let me see if I can help smhair It feels to me like you have some anticipatory anxiety going on, your worrying about all the what ifs ?  What if you had not gone ahead and had the surgery in the first place, what if the new Doc cannot find out why your burping and regurgitating, what if your partner gets tired of all this?  Am I on the right track?

Anticipatory anxiety is where a person experiences increased levels of anxiety by thinking about an event or situation in the future. The worries you experience specifically focus on what you think might happen, often with catastrophic predictions about the event.

Why do we experience anticipatory anxiety? I think it’s because the panic response is over-zealous about doing its job: trying to locate any danger, in order to protect us. When it can’t find any danger in the present, it looks into the future. Sometimes, the only possible “danger” it can find is something you haven't done yet!

Each time you actually start the new activity – bringing the activity into the present – the anticipatory anxiety fades away.

There is no single right way to cope. Just as different people experience different feelings from stress, they also handle it in different ways. It is important to focus on the positive ways of coping that work best for you.

Try deep breathing, muscle relaxation, visualization (imagining peaceful scenes), and/or listening to soothing music.

While we can't always control what happens to us, we can always control what we say to ourselves. It's important to keep things in perspective.

Talk to yourself in reasonable ways. Ask yourself "how likely is my fear?" Remind yourself that you have coped before during other challenging times. Don't just dwell on the negative but consciously look for things you can appreciate every day.

Humor is a time-honored way to cope with stress. Watch light-hearted television shows and movies. Read a humorous book.

And keep on doing what you are doing right now, coming here to HealingWell and to your friends in the GERD Forum, talk to us and share your fears.  We are here to help you.

You have my support and prayers,




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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 10/11/2009 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Cowboy, I sure have had my ups and downs, but I'm with everyone else here. Does that help you right now, probably not, but I have gotten better; I'm no longer on my way to becoming a pulmonary basket case. My Dr. told me it will take a year to fully recover; I hope you're seeing your new Dr. and that this one will be able to help you.

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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 172
   Posted 10/12/2009 4:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks ladyjane  skunker skitt and the gang leader bill lol.just jokin.Thanks skitt ive copied your valuable info good sensible info.I have trouble accepting lifes journey and changes but im in the mode now of getting sorted with new gi doc as you will know Bill you have been exactly in this place im in also getting all those tests for docs to still say there is nothing wrong with you!how dissappointing.the relux bitter taste comin up screws my head makes me feel naseous had 2x 3day attacks with this the bad episode last time and the last 3 days. taste startin to go now.It affects my mind something all gerd sufferers will know about.Well i must go to bed ready for work tom while you guys are just about to surface for the day.Its monday night here.Take care all and keep up encouraging each other its areal blessing turn :-) :-) :-) wink turn

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 10/12/2009 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Keep smillin' my friend... if nothing else it makes people wonder what you have been up to!

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