I remember all the way back to my late 20's when I started trying to "adjust to life" with acid reflux and throwing up. I'd get really skinny and my nerves would fall apart.
Same thing in my 30's - this time it was chalked up to food allergies.
In my 40's it was supposed to be all "hormonal" and in my 50's it was menopausal.
By the time I turned 60 there was not much to blame it on and I finally faced the fact that I had GERD and had it bad.
Meds didn't help, diet didn't help, lifestyle changes didn't help.
I went to my GI doc in late July and told him I was ready to cash in my chips unless he knew of something to help me.
He suggested Nissen Fundoplication and I had it about
5 weeks ago.
It has not been without its challenges and I'm still having a great deal of problems but I don't know if I would have been able to continue on with my life with the acid eating my esophagus and throat and sinuses alive.
At just five weeks post-op I'm not perfect or even near it as many people on the forum are at the same time after surgery but I am better all in all and am trying to be patient till the very, very long 6 month healing time has progressed further.
My big problem is nausea and still some sour stomach which everyone and my surgeon assures me will eventually go away. I had diarrhea before the surgery and still have it afterward but not as bad. Lots of gas and burping and the swelling post-op has been very painful for me but everyone is not alike.
I'm living for the day that I'm symtpom-free but am still mostly glad I had it done.
Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living. -Unknown
Lap Nissen Fundoplication August 1, 2011
Post Edited (halloweenbaby) : 9/1/2011 9:16:09 AM (GMT-6)