Thanks for all your input, I thought I was a little old at 50 to have wisdom teeth but they must have been buried deep within my jaw. Lynn I am sorry your 11 year old has this teriible problem I hope he feels better after the surgery he is young and Im sure he will quickly get well. I would opt for keyhole surgery (thats what we call it in UK) it appears to be less evasive than the other methods. I have never had anything like this before in my entire life and my diet has not been too bad. I just hope the medication Im taking starts to work soon and I can get back to work, although if they offer me surgery, I will probably opt for that method rather than taking medication. Would it rectify your sons slow gastric emptying also, I read that there is medication that quickens up the emptying of the stomach but cant remember what it is called. Since I started with menopause, I hav'nt been well at all, its going on three years now and its been one thing after another, ill be glad when its all over and done with being a woman sucks at times. Hope everything goes well for you and you son.