Hi Lynn31, don't worry about TMI here or in any of these forums!
3 months does seem like a long time but I would not panic.
While I don't t know about canadian healthcare, I do know about worry and, as bill said, driving your self nuts on the internet (heart attacks!! cancer!! various blockages! imploding/exploding organs!! wow!) yes, I would read these things saucer-eyed, panicked, which most definitely did not help. slowing down has helped, focused breathing has helped, getting more sleep has helped, yoga was not my thing but really helped my mom who has barretts. When they did my endoscopy, the doc said he biopsied for barretts, so, with my family hx, i was on the internet, looking it up, all the treatment possibilities, my mom's experience, how to get referred to various specialists...then I found out I do NOT have barretts. Oh. So, totally agree, try not to self-diagnose and scare the crap out of yourself until you know something concrete!! I know that is so hard, but you really don't know yet what's up.
can't help with getting an appt sooner, but hope you have done all the lifestyle modifications in the meantime. They didn't cure it for me but did help me feel more comfortable. People here have some really helpful tips for managing your life with GERD, with and without surgery.
Have been on a ppi now almost a month, definitely gas (sometimes epic, has been sort of a "bonding" experience with my husband, who without his GB has plenty of that). My boobs, such as they are, are really sore and tender. still adjusting. not sure if this the right ppi for me but seeing what happens. And nausea if i eat the wrong thing, generally fats but also vitamins (who knew?). GB clear but I guess they can be necrotic (doc doesnt' think so) or dysfunctional or whatever. Am going to see about a hida scan. Or, I guess just live w/o fats....
I would stay away from green tea (and anything else with caffeine). I am really struggling with that but grudgingly agree I feel better.
and keep posting. Let people here know whats up! you won't have to wait 3 mos to get a response here!!