Surgery - Symptoms you had before and after ?

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Aussie Chris
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   Posted 2/5/2011 4:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Guys + Gals

Well sitting here with 4 pillows behind me in bed after suffering another uncomfortable day and wondering a few things....

For those of you who have had the nissen fundoplication operation by a great experienced surgeon I just want to ask a couple of questions...

- What symptoms did you have before surgery and then did these symptoms go after the surgery ?
- Did the surgery give you any new health problems and if so how long did they last ?
- Can you eat what you used to eat before the whole acid reflux entered your life ?
- If you had your time would you have it done again ?

Basically I have had an endoscopy and everything was normal apart from the fact that my LES valve was "wide open" - I am due to have the 24hr PH test and a manometry soon and possibly more tests but I have a feeling that the gastro doctor will come back saying surgery is the best option. I don't think I get heartburn as such, more so an acid burn at the back of my throat, definently a reflux or regurgitation feeling and a heap of nausea from time to time and the feeling of a lump in the throat.

I am just so over it as I guess so are most of us ! Very interested to hear if the surgery helped other symptoms other than just the burn ?

Thanks heaps guys, I really want to be well informed and know what to look for and ask about !
Cheers
Chris

couchtater
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   Posted 2/5/2011 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
- What symptoms did you have before surgery and then did these symptoms go after the surgery ?
Coughing, choking, gunk in the throat, losing voice for up to two weeks, hoarse voice, food getting stuck in the chest causing almost black outs and dizziness, burping and belching, occasional burning skull
It's all gone now. tongue
 
- Did the surgery give you any new health problems and if so how long did they last ?
Only worse toots, but it's fading.  smilewinkgrin skull
 
- Can you eat what you used to eat before the whole acid reflux entered your life ?
Yes! yeah
- If you had your time would you have it done again ?
Most definitely! yeah yeah yeah
Joy

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   Posted 2/5/2011 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Chris-
Joy's list is about the same as mine, but I had severe heart burn ALL the time. Would I do it again? Yep.....and I did! I eat anything I want now. Even use hot sauce and eat salsa all the time. Sure I pay for it once in a while, but it's about .05% of what it used to be. My PH study score was in the 400s. The highest my GI had ever seen, so my only option was surgert since over 4 years of PPIs didn't do a thing for it.

Take care,
Bill
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Aussie Chris
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   Posted 2/5/2011 11:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks heaps guys, all sounds good ! Be good to hear from anyone who had reflux or regurgitation or even heaps of nausea and if the surgery made that all go away too - if the answer is yes I am pretty sure I am going to go that way if everything comes back that I can.
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