I was curious when you had your procedure done and how long you suffered with symptoms prior to surgery?
I'm 19 months post-op. I had my gerd under control for six years and then out of control for three years.
What finally made you decide to go for it?
Non-stopped coughing and choking on mucus in my throat.
What meds did you try? Were they unsuccessful altogether or did they provide you with some substantial relief?
I was only on Nexium but they kept increasing the dosage and added zantac. It didn't help during the three years I was out of control.
I've read bad things about the fundo not being successful for LPR and I can't understand why that would be if it's all caused by the same thing.
There are a lot of horror stories on the web, but my surgeon told me if done right you won't have any trouble.
Did they tell you how long the results would last before you'd have to get the surgery re-done?
No, he didn't give me a timeline on it. He just said it should last me a long time.
Can you burp? I've read that you can't once you have the surgery done.
I can rock the house! Hours after the surgery I was doing little burps.
Can you eat anything you want now or do you avoid certain foods?
If I eat pringles BBQ chips I'll have some burning, but it's so mild.