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Juliz
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Date Joined Oct 2011
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   Posted 11/14/2011 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
 
    Hi All,
  Well I had my EGD. done and told me the wrap and hernia repair were o.k. but that my throat is irratated and that I have chronic gastritis(swelling of the lining of the stomach) this is the same problem I had pre fundo. The upper G.I showed slight reflux so I'm still on H2 blockers Pepcid, Zantac. They also kept me on carafate. I seem to be having alot of what feels like reflux or heartburn but no acid feeling so not sure,I'm truly hoping it's just a fussy esophagus.
   I have to say I'm frustrated at this point and don't know if I should give it time to settle down or go to my G.I. for ph test or what, he was not too happy I had the fundo.
  It seems everything I eat bothers me and it's driving me crazy since I THOUGHT I was going to be okay at my 7mo mark and boom 11mo everthing goes haywire. I'm getting this tightness along the esophagus,down to the area of the wrap and than a twisting sensation and tightness wrapping across my middle. I't feels like my stomach is in a knot. This happens about 15min after I eat and can last for hours and hours skull skull
   I have read on other forums recovery can take up to 2 years on some people..YIKES smhair smhair smhair I had Breast Cancer surgery on 4-6-10 and than 33 treatments of radiation, than like some kind of dummy I have fundo surgery and hernia repair 12-6 10. I just wonder if that has an impact on my recovery,none of yhe Drs will give me a good answer..soo here I am nono
 
                                Thanks for the vent Julix

dencha
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   Posted 11/14/2011 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Julix,
So sorry to hear you're still having problems.  I don't know where you live, but if you can find yourself a different highly experienced Nissen surgeon, I'd go there for testing.  There isn't any point going to your GI doc (who wasn't supportive, and couldn't fix things if he wanted to).  You'll want to see a real "Nissen doc" who does tons of wraps and is an expert.  That way he'll know just what to look for and what tests he'll want to do.
 
My asthma doc was suspicious that my allergy-induced asthma was being affected by a wrap that needed a redo.  This was not the case, but I did go to "the guy who does all the Nissens", and he did all the tests...endoscopy, manometry, PH monitor.  He determined that in my case things were intact.  If there had been a problem, I would have had him redo my wrap.  If I started having problems again, I'd skip right by my GI doc and go straight to a surgeon.  That's who would really know what a wrap should look like/what problems might be/whether there needed to be a repair.
 
Again, sorry you're struggling.  You've been through way too much.  We're here for you, and you can vent away! yeah Good luck!
Denise

Juliz
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Date Joined Oct 2011
Total Posts : 29
   Posted 11/15/2011 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
 
 
    Denise'
 
     Thanks for the post,I live in So Calif,I know there is a group of Fundo Docs at USC,my dentist had a n/f and he is doing great.My surgeon is very good and has done alot of these things and so far all the test indicates that the wrap and repair is good.Just don't know about the problems that I have had for about a month.I did have have a long recovery about 7mo and than things seemed to be going well and boom... square 1 and sometimes ---minus.
     I know that things can crop up and healing is still going on and it might be another year to get over this mountain and I NEVER had the desire to climb mountains smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin Guess I better get my ropes ready..ha ha.
  But on a serious note this is dragging me in the dirt,I'm involved in alot of social things and do alot of fundraisers and all of it seems to be about food and the people don't really understand the complications this has for me .I get tired of sounding like a one note song to my friends and I'm sure the same for them,I'M ALWAYS THE ONE WITH THE FOOD THING mad mad
   
       I truly don't know what to do.see another doc or give it awhile since I do have Gastritis again and esophagitis and I KNOW that stress is not good but so hard to control and I take meds for that but it is hard.Thank the Lord for this forum and I KNOW that is alot of us and a great comfort to know I'm not alone and I can talk to people in the know.
 
 
        Thanks Denise. Kindly Julix

dencha
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 11/15/2011 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Julix,
If you are struggling that much, I think at 11 months post-op it would not be out of the ordinary to seek someone out at USC.  You could ask your dentist to refer you.  Getting a second opinion is always a good plan.  Since things went along fine, and suddenly took a turn for the worse, I think it is wise to see what happened.  If it's unrelated to your wrap, whoever you work with can advise you as to what your next move should be. 
 
If your wrap is fine, at least you'll know that what you're experiencing is unrelated.  That's when your GI doc can take over.  It may take you some time to get an appointment with a surgeon, so even if you change your mind later and don't go, at least you'll have an appointment if you want it.
Sorry you're stuggling!
 
Hang in there.
Denise
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