I have had been dealing with stuff for years. My doctors
said it's time for surgery. I have been in chronic pain
for a long time: chest pain, mouth sores, spasms, throat
is so dry nothing helps, medication changed FIVE times,
stomach issues, burning in chest, feeling like something
is stuck in my throat, feeling sick to my stomach, and I
think I probably forgot some things....It's been horrible
for almost two years, but the last year has been horrific.
Esophagitis, gastristis, mucosa is being eaten away,
inflammed esophagus lining, shortness of breath a lot,
and tummy trouble always. Thankfully to God there is
no cancer cells, or abnormal cells.
Just lots of pain and suffering daily and nothing seems to
help. I can hardly eat and when I do...soft or liquids.
I can't do this anymore.
I have had all the tests to prepare: throat scope, upper
GI, and that test they could replace water boarding with
where they stick that prickly thing to measure pressure of
the esphogaus when you drink something. They said part
of my problem with the test was from:Hyper-reflex gag
syndrome. I gagged, and gagged, and gagged,
and gagged.... it was horrible. I hurt for several days.
So now, about ten days from now...I go in.
I have NO idea what to expect.
Doctor told me I have every symptom and was amazed
I lasted as long as I did. I lost weight to see if it would
help. I changed my diet to see if it would help. I adjusted
my life to see if it would help. Guess what?
Nothing helped. I am now almost 60 pounds less, and I
am still dropping. The last 20 are because I can't hardly
eat, and I am living on smoothies (bananas, strawberries,
ice) Sometimes I splurge and eat real food, but only rare
times. Applesauce, soft foods rule.
I am concerned about the surgery, afterwards, the pain,
the inability to eat, gas, etc.
What is day one like? Day two? Day three? How weak will
I be? Will I sleep a lot the first few days? How long in the
Thanks for helping me...
I can't take many pain medications because of my senstive
How bad is it going to be? How starved do we feel?
Because lately, I am always starving, and unable to eat.