Guys, I really appreciate everyone on this website who contributes to giving advice to people having problems with this. My story is a long but please listen, I may not have been as detailed in my last one. I had all sorts of symptoms starting at age 18, mostly bad bloating, belching, heartburn and such. I was told to have the wrap done after numerous medications, so I did, this was back in '06. Felt fine afterward, but not long after that, maybe five or six months, I was at work and did some heavy lifting and something felt very not right. All of a sudden my belly swelled up to a balloon and the pain was EXCRUCIATING. No belching, couldn't expel air out, it was HORRIBLE. I lost 15 pounds and I am not a big person at all. My surgeon did all these x-rays and kept saying they couldn't see anything so they'd do a revision surgery. When I woke up he said something about a kink or something in it, so he fixed that I guess and gave me a toupet, he brought the wrap halfway down. I felt great for a couple months afterward and then after a while felt some problems but NOTHING like before, I was managing and things weren't too bad. I continued on like this until about last winter and again, was doing pushups and felt like something had screwed it up. So I said, that's it, I'm getting this taken down, I can't live like this. Wasn't as bad though as the last time because I could still expel air out and could still go to work. Well, I had the wrap taken down last week and I am so depressed and anxiety-ridden over what I'm going through now, but my belly, EVERY TIME I eat is swelling up SUPER painful like a few years ago and it HURTS so bad I actually have to sit down or lie down because of the pain. I'm a grown man, 29 and I was brought to tears. Everyone keeps telling me, "you just had this done" but I don't understand how after I week I should be feeling this bad. I don't have any more pain from the incision areas and I don't feel sore. If the wrap was taken down again, WHY am I still not able to expel air out so easily?? It still feels like there's a wrap there! Please help! Could it be that he took it down and it went right back to where it was? Is that possible? This is a nightmare, you guys don't understand, I am now having thoughts about wanting to be dead and I don't need this, I just recently got engaged and would never think of doing anything to harm myself but I can't live like this! Even as I sit here right now typing this my stomach is so distended and it is not easy to expel air. Even if I drink a glass of water it fills me up! Please, someone tell me that I'm not having the same thing that happened to me last time. He's already operated on me three times, I can't imagine I'd have to have it again. And why would he? The wrap was taken down! And he's one of the best surgeons in the country!