I bumped into this forum yesterday and it was so helpful to me that I decided to sign up and post.
A little bit about me: I am a 25-year-old female. I've been dealing with acid reflux for about six years now, though I was just officially diagnoed by a gastroenterologist this May. I've been on five different medications and nothing has helped me; the symptoms keep getting worse, and I feel like my quality of life has really been affected.
When the last PPI didn't work, my gastroenterologist referred me to a surgeon for nissen fundoplication. I will see the surgeon next week, and I just wanted to know, does anyone have any recommendations for what I should ask him? The most important questions? Maybe what you wished you would have asked, or what you were really glad you asked, before you had the surgery?
I'm feeling good about the prospect of surgery because I feel like it's the only thing that can really improve my life, but I'm just worried mostly about the aftercare, making sure I take care of myself and mend the best way possible so that I can resume a (semi) "normal" life.
Any advice would be most appreciated! Thank you!