Thanks Joy. This is so helpful to talk to someone who has gone through all of this. I have had all of the tests that you have listed. As far as I know I did not have any HH or if I recall it was very small. I guess if I go for one more endoscopy or other before surgery, it should show signs of HH. My doctor is very diversified in the kinds of surgery he does. He did mention to me about
the 270 as well. How are you feeling after the surgery and are you on any meds? I was just wondering if age can be a factor in the healing process as well. A friend just had the Nissen done (not laproscopic) and he is doing great. He is totally off his meds. I just worry about
recovery. I am a union construction worker and sometimes, not always there is lifting involved. Bending is required at times etc. Just very concerned about
how it may affect my livlihood. Some people say no problems. I guess it depends on skill of surgeon as well.
Where was your doctor located if I may ask? Is the TIF the procedure used for the EsophoX surgery? Or is that something different. I am not to familair with everything out there.