Hi Radiator and Grandior,
Thanks for the inquiry on how I am doing.
It has been 75 days since the surgery. Let's see. I think about
6-8 times since the surgery I have had indigestion with some reflux. But as I reported at the 45 day mark the typical cause is I simply ate too much- which makes me think I am very close to normal if not exactly normal. BTW the reflux resolves in a few hours with no residual pain as compared to pre LINX reflux lasting all evening and possibly feeling residual pain for a day or two after.
I can burp & vomit just fine. I can tell it is tighter there than before-which is good. Sometimes when I drink a big glass of water, i can hear the valve
open to let the water in and then close tightly -which is good. I eat anything I want. I do need to make sure I chew fully, but I don't need to be nearly as careful as just 30 days ago - note I switched from "chew carefully" at 45 days to "chew fully" at 75 days. This means either I have adjusted my chewing or I don't have to be as careful now. I do chew more than before the LINX install and eat more slowly than before but I think that is a good thing. Before I would eat too fast. Now I am more in the same eating speed as my spouse-which is just fine.
I can drink a big glass of cold water and lay down flat and not feel the cold water come back up my esophagus like I could before surgery. I can bend over with a full stomach and nothing happens. For that matter I can jump on the treadmill after a meal and not have any pain. I have a pile of pillows on the floor now- I use just one or two and I sleep hard.
To be frank, my life has changed dramatically for the better. My surgeon told me the full healing process takes 90 days - And as I just stated here, at 75 days, things are better than at 45 days which is better than the post before. I was satisfied with the results of surgery at 45 days. Further improvements are just layers of frosting & whipped cream.
As with any new device one has to hold a bit of concern about
how long it will last or if there will be any unexpected bad things. That said, when the LINXs is available in the US and you are a candidate- get it done.
Best to all
Post Edited (edopter) : 2/12/2012 12:32:37 AM (GMT-7)