I'm going for the LINX ;)

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LocalGuy23
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   Posted 12/6/2011 4:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I just got the ok from the center. FDA approval or not, LINX here we come. I'll discuss this with my local surgeon first. The cost is going to be a lot but I believe this is the right move. The next couple of days will be really important. I wonder if there's a payment plan or if you request your insurance to cover the cost of the procedure overseas.....

Chuck T
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   Posted 12/6/2011 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck! I know us LPR folks will be interested in the result!

edopter
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   Posted 12/6/2011 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck! It will be an adventure. Make sure you plan some sight seeing !

Edopter

mock turtle
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   Posted 12/6/2011 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
maximus

best of good luck to you ! ! !

edopter

thank you for your generous sharing of time and information about getting the linx in italy

very kind of you

mock turtle

LocalGuy23
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   Posted 12/7/2011 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Mock Turtle,

How are you doing? Would you pursue the LINX in Italy as well?

I'm trying to see what other board members think?

I think this could really help us LPR sufferers.....or I hope.....

mock turtle
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   Posted 12/7/2011 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   
maximus

im sorely tempted...my wife and i penciled out the logistics of either the uk or italy

when i have been burning top off throat for days on end...weeks even, and there is a bulge i get very stressed and think the worst

and i know that even if..or when the FDA approves linx, im still gonna have to wait...tests...barretts ablated... getting qualified... justifying it to the insurance co and other gatekeepers...i get worn out just thinking of it

i dont know what to do

this has been a bad bad year for me with cancer scares (x2) and a hand full of other bad events. i keep thinking if i can loose more weight, get more discipline exercise more.... maybe,,,just maybe i can get 50% better and that would be enough to live on

and then...i have a bad week or more, and climb the walls

i dont know what to do

i wish you all the best, and i think if i wasnt such a stay at home coward id be going to italy with ya

LocalGuy23
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   Posted 12/8/2011 12:19 AM (GMT -6)   
well, I'm still contemplating my options......I'm seeing my nissen surgeon tomrrow and see what he thinks. The doctor from Italy has given me the ok but we still need to set dates. I most likely will be taking out a loan for this as well. Also, there's another option, my GI wanted me to go to Stanford and have them review my case. He's not familiar with LPR and he believes they might have a better idea of what's going on.

The stanford appointment is in late January.....

My surgeon said he could do the Nissen in two weeks...

And I'm still waiting on the doc from Italy on the dates...

Or I can just live with the pains that I have which isn't getting better....

Those are my options...at the moment....I'm heavily leaning toward the LINX unless my surgeon can sway me otherwise......
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