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Date Joined Feb 2011
Total Posts : 95
   Posted 8/7/2011 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Feeling great at the 6 month mark!

Just reading some posts and am so thankful NOT to be having issues I suffered with for years. Somewhere on this site are my postings from days immediately following surgery. Thought I'd give prospective from a little more distance.

I no longer-
wake up with acid in mouth during night-a good night's sleep is so underrated!
have reflux, whether I eat or not!
munch 25-30 Tums daily
have risers under head of my bed
lose my voice in the middle of teaching
have 20 extra pounds hanging around, although I wouldn't cry if another 10 fell off!
cough for an hour after eating

I still-
watch what I eat- soft bread items and meat (like my mother's overcooked pork chops on a recent visit) tend to take forever to go down- NOT because something will give me heartburn, nothing has (NOT tomatoes, pineapple...)
sleep on my stomach

I now-
modify my exercise routines- laying on stomach while stretching is uncomfortable, running and jumping still feels like punch in stomach, although it feels a bit better each time I try ( every couple of weeks)

Wish I had done this years ago!

Sorry about the look of this. I couldn't figure out how to change font or size to make it more readable.


Elite Member

Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 14475
   Posted 8/7/2011 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Peggy, it's so good to hear from you! Isn't the gerd-free life the best?!

The font and size is fine. :)

Veteran Member

Date Joined Apr 2011
Total Posts : 513
   Posted 8/7/2011 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
It is good to hear from you , I remember seeing your posts while lurking here before my surgery.. I am 4 mos post op and I can't eat beef or bread yet.. they just don't agree with me yet.. oh well. like you, no gerd or reflux or anything like it.. I am so happy for you please come back and see us often...
Oh Happy Days!!!

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2011
Total Posts : 131
   Posted 8/7/2011 10:22 PM (GMT -6)   

So please to read you are progressing well. Im 6 weeks post-op & doing well but also looking forward to being where you are now.

Best wishes

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