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   Posted 12/6/2010 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
mad  97 days since my surgery and still having major problems as to what i can eat and can not eat. The doctors i had for my surgery and both of my upper egds, i am no longer going to.  I got myself another doctor and with her help, hope to get to the cause of my problems as to where i can get back to a normal lifestyle of being able to eat the foods i use to like, without the worry of wanting them to come back up on me. I knew from the begining, that something was not right inside of me and as of today by another upper egd done by my new doctor, found out i was right. I have some bleeding inside of my stomach and i shall be going back on my stomach meds to see if that helps to control the bleeding.  Tissue samples were taken and have to wait a week before the results come back.  Also received from her pictures of what was done on my inside on 9/1/10. Again all i can say for those that are to have surgery, be very sure you know as to what to expect before you surgery, and as to what to expect after your surgery and feel comfortable about it. This did not happen to me and because of it, i now wish that it had never been done.  Thanks Greyghost

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   Posted 12/6/2010 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so glad that you've selected another doctor to help you. When someone has done something incorrectly, I don't believe that it's wise to give them control over how that thing is corrected.

You are right that risks and rewards should be thoroughly researched and discussed prior to surgery, and that the surgery should not be taken lightly. That said, there are many of us who have no choice but to have the surgery. Many are very happy with the results.

Above all else, it is essential that the correct surgeon is selected. There are doctors out there who feel they are qualified to do the surgery, but do not have enough experience. It is a tricky procedure, and an "art form" that requires tremendous skill and expertise.

I truly hope that you find an answer to your problems.

I would say to others who are searching for information and trying to decide if this surgery is something that would benefit them...don't be afraid. Be smart. Be sure to get all the information you can, interview surgeons, don't let bad results of a few surgeries keep you from getting the procedure if you really need it.

I had uncontrolled asthma due to reflux, and I was scared off from the surgery for years because of posts like these. Finally, I had no other choice but to try, since I was on unhealthy levels of steroids, and still my lungs were horrible. I had the surgery, and my lungs healed and were the best they'd been in four or five years.

For every poor result you read about online, there are many positive results that are never recorded on the internet at all. People get the surgery, recover, and go about their lives without ever posting online.

GREYGHOST, my thoughts are with you, and I truly hope you find a way towards recovery. My guess is that you will need a redo. Whatever happens, I hope you are healthy and happy very soon!
Take care,
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