good morning Joe...hang in there , someone who has had the surgery will be along in a day or two and offer their wisdom on that subject. I have not had the surgery..am not a candidate due to my inability to swallow well enough. I wonder if you have tried a different reflux med though? I started on Nexium, which worked fast in the beginning and then stopped...then on to , oh shott, my mind cant recall the name of the next one, oh wait, lol, it was prevacid...this one worked for a long, long time but then stopped and now I have been on protonix for about two years and it works wonderfully!
check into that and let me know..
take care...we all will be her to help in whatever way we can.
Our wonderful fearless leader Kitt should be back soon and she is our shining star! She will direct you to good resources, so hang in there
God Bless, Anne