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   Posted 9/30/2010 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Please for all of you have suffered through years of heartburn ......I can assure you it can lead to a living esopheagal damaged hell. Endoscopy's/ Colonosopies/ Gastric Cleanses in a tube / eat a radioactive egg and toast....dont move for 4 hours/ blood tests/ Barium swallows on what I call a "squirrel cage". Then comes the 3 hour surgery.....52 staples down your stomache; hopefully during surgery your Dr. "s put your bowels back in place as they should be; can't be released until you pass gas; decide on morphine options~ BOLA OR pump. ( in my last 2 ...i prefer BOLA! ) Then the staples are physically removed without anesthetic by some ****** with needle nose pliers ( the moment he or she finds out that you have farted and crapped by Milk of Magnesia) wooo Hooo you can go home now~ 10 day's later!  I masked my heartburn misery for 25 years with tums; milk; 1/2 and 1/2; Gaviscon; it became unbearable when I was drinking 2 bottles of Gaviscon a day in 2003. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hmmmmm.......maybe something is wrong!  Leaving my symptoms alone without medicaL INTERVENTION ALMOST KILLED ME!

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Date Joined Sep 2010
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   Posted 10/1/2010 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much for telling me that!

I'm scheduled for the Nissen (laproscopic) on Nov 2nd and I kept questioning if I REALLY needed surgery - I mean the meds dont stop the problems and wont fix my 4cm hiatal hernia but I was so scared about the operation.....but not like I could be if they were going to do to me what you just related has been done to you! Bless your heart, hope you feel better!

Post Edited (ZhyKitty) : 10/1/2010 5:19:39 PM (GMT-6)

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