I wanted to let all of you know how helpful your posts have been for me throughout the past months. I finally decided to join in and ask a few questions:
My GERD started after I had a tummy tuck (like the day after). It was a poor choice I know and I have to live with that now. I have a hiatal hernia and most of my pain is in my chest, lungs, and throat. It is really difficult to swallow, hurts to breathe, and even to twist my torso because my esophagus is so sore. So I've had this since August 2009, which I know compared to some of you is hardly any time at all. My problem is that I am allergic to ALL PPIs. My doctor has put me on every kind there is and I break out in hives, my eyesight blurs, and my right arm and leg go numb with each brand some worse than others. The PPIs also made the GERD worse. H2 blocks don't help at all. My doctor said there's nothing more he can do for me. So pretty much I just have to stick it out. Well, I can't take it any more. I keep thinking I can fix this naturally, but I just think that my anatomy got changed by my TT and no matter how clean I eat or how many digestive enzymes I take I will always be in pain. This is such a difficult decision for me since all of my problems started with surgery and to have to get another surgery just depresses me but I don't see any other options. So here is my question for all of you:
What surgery do you think is best? The hill, nissen, or esophyx.
Background info: I used to exercise a lot (now all I can do is walk) I weigh 110 lbs and I eat a very balanced diet and have for the past 9 months (raw veggies, lean protein about 10% of a meal, whole grains but still not too many carbs).
Thank you so much, and I wish all of you a pain free day!