Hi Bill and Barb,
Those of us with wraps had them done for a reason! We had angry GI systems to begin with! When I'm out watching people eat all kinds of things that would set me off, I think about
how they have no idea how lucky they are. People take that for granted until they get into a situation where eating is a problem for them. I did, too! I don't know where I got this GI tract...my mom could eat anything, even into her upper 70's. I don't know as much about
my dad's GI tract...he was always a more careful eater than my mom...maybe that's why!
Yes, Bill, I do think that holiday eating is the culprit. As I told Scarlett (I believe), a new member who has had the Nissen done, those of us who are wrapped will never be like we were before GERD started making our lives difficult. We'll always have our quirky GI tracts, but as for me, I don't regret my decision for one minute. I'm willing to deal with the inconveniences--it's a good trade-off. Now I can breathe!
Unfortunately, I have a stomach that can't handle much. I abused it over the holidays, and now I'm paying. I guess I've got to be more careful in the future. Moderation. Hmmmmmmm. Can I figure out the meaning of that word? I'm back counting points and eating healthy, so that should help things improve. I do think I may be one who needs to continue PPI's and increase the dosage during times when I'm eating more aggressively. My stomach pops into gastritis mode too easily, and the acid kills it. I am also going to ask my doctor about
some longer term Carafate treatment. Maybe like Barb, I should take a dose before bed each night. We'll see...
We're going out house-hunting with my younger son today. He's just starting the process and wants to see what's out there. He has been working for nearly four years, and is very frugal (unlike my older son), so has saved a great down payment. He wants us to be there with him as he checks out what's out there. He has a lease until July, but if the right house came along, he'd figure something out.
Have a great day everyone!