AN ITALIAN EXPERIENCE WITH JATAL HERNIA AND GASTRITIS

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Candybia
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   Posted 5/10/2010 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone!
I am an Italian girl,named Martina,33 years old.Sorry if my English is not very good smilewinkgrin
I have been having stomach's diseas since I was a child.Doctors thought it was a psychologic problem as many doctors actually think,but the situation got worse in the years,then when I was 19 I made my first endoscopy:I had a strong gastritis.Meds did not help me,so they gave me antidepressant drugs...then I make in the years other 5 endoscopies...in the last 4 they saw a light chronic gastritis and a small jatal hernia,a lot of polyps(they said beacause of the long years of PPI).
My GI said(and still says)I should make a ph meter and manometry exam but I'm terrified and too anxious to do it,so I haven't yet done it!!!
Sometimes when I feel worse I really think to a surgery,but I don't Know if it really works well...after reading your histories and experiences especially!!!HELP!!! cry
I use PPI but without any help,they are like "water"for me...as all the other meds for stomach trouble...I don't Know what to do...I think that I born and I will die with my stomach disease!!!
Please sorry again if I don't write well...I hope you understood me a bit tongue

couchtater
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   Posted 5/10/2010 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Benvenuto a HW,

I understood you. ;)

I understand your fears.

Capisco i vostri timori. Anche sono stato spaventato delle prove più dilaganti. La prova di pH è facile se effettuano la prova di BRAVO. Appendono una piccola capsula all'interno del vostro esofago, voi portano un monitor per i due giorni, esso cadono fuori dopo i cinque giorni. Sì, la prova di motilità è di massima, ma it' s che può sopravvivere. Dovete distenderti e respirare appena. It' s sopra non appena fate dieci swallows dell'acqua.
Meglio di fortuna.
Gioia

Sto usando il babelfish per comunicare con voi.

Candybia
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   Posted 5/10/2010 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello couchtater!!!
Your Italian translation is very funny;)I understood you.Tell me about you...did you have a surgery?Do you have a jatal hernia?Do you take any meds?
Bye bye:)

couchtater
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   Posted 5/10/2010 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, It's a free program on the web. (shrug) :)

Yes, I had surgery back in December. I had a large hiatal Hernia. My surgeon did his own special modified Hill Procedure. He designed the procedure based on the 270 degree wrap. It's like taking your pants leg and wrapping it around your ankle. That's how he described it.

I took medication for four weeks after the surgery to wean off of it. I have not taken any since then.

Joy

Candybia
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   Posted 5/10/2010 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
And now do you feel good?Are you ok??Did you solv your problem?

joe1619
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   Posted 5/10/2010 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
couch tater, I called a dr. b. in GA today. not sure what i can post, but i am crious about how you are doing as well. like the poster the ppis are not helping, but I think the doc i will see worked on you. any concerns?

couchtater
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   Posted 5/10/2010 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
No concerns. :)
I feel great!
Ask him if you're getting his famous Hill.

His staff is wonderful! They were extremely caring at the hospital he works with.
It was my very first time in a hospital and I was nervous at first, but they put me at ease.

The only thing I didn't like was when I woke up in the recovery room I was very thirsty and hurting some. They told me they couldn't give me anything until I was fully awake. I kept falling back to sleep everytime. :(

When I was transfered to my room they brought pain meds and ice cubes. After I was fully awake I got a full liquid meal. I didn't need any pain meds after that one shot.
I spent the time in bed resting except when I had to get up and pee. They encourage you getting up as soon as possible and go pee.
I had to keep the surgery boots and the breezy gown on until they discharged me. :(

He made sure I had liquid pain medication and anti-nausea before going to the hosptial so that when I left I had it on hand immediately.
He also perscribed a special anti-nausea medication to take before I came for surgery that day. It turned out I was allergic to it. :( It made me very nausated and I threw it up.

He was very good at bleeding off the extra air after the surgery. I had no gas pains that everyone complains of.

Best of luck.

Joy
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