Welcome to Healing Well! I'm glad you've found the posts here helpful. I know this forum helped me tremendously both when I was making the decision to have the surgery and afterward, when the great advice and support of members here helped me through the recovery.
I have a suggestion to make. Since this is an old thread--last posted in December, why don't you start your own thread to introduce yourself? That way you can ask questions as they come along, and get the post op support you need. When you post on the end of another post, people aren't as likely to see it.
Just go to the top of the page, and click on the ">GERD-Heartburn>" link. It will take you to the main page. (...or you can click this link: www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=45
At the top of that page, click on the Start a New Thread button. Then you can copy and paste the post you wrote here, or write a new one. People will be able to see your post easier, so they can provide you with more support and answers.
I'm so glad you've joined us! Before long you'll be a full-fledged member of our "Wrapped Club"!
PS- I had the surgery (minus the gallbladder, but if they're in there, they might as well make it worthwhile!) at age 56, so I wasn't far behind you!)
Post Edited (dencha) : 4/4/2011 7:07:32 AM (GMT-6)