I origingal posted the below in an existing thread without reading that it was best to create a new thread if I wanted members to see so that I might find someone who can relate - thanks!
Hi everyone. I had my Nissen Fundo 6 weeks ago and I am looking for some encouraging words. The first 3 weeks I choked up food often; the soft food diet given to me, but at least I was free from reflux for the first time in 13 years. exactly at week 3 I started to feel the signs of slight reflux. Since then, the more my diet had progressed, I no longer have choking, but I am getting worse reflux than I had before. I tried to back off and keep liquid food only going and it still is happening. I have been taking Nexium, 40 MG and burn right through it. I take a pepcid a day and Gaviscon. I am so upset and worried that I fit in the 10 to 15% of people in which this surgery does not work.
I see my surgeon in a couple weeks and have called ahead to tell them what is happening in case they want to schedule some tests the day I am there. I also scheduled a visit with my GI doc the following week.
I was so very hopeful this was my answer. I actually cried tonight thinking I mutilated my body (because it's basically irreversible) as a last resort for a better quality of life, and now I am feeling worse.
Don't want to worry others out there. I really did my homework. I talked to 4 people who had the surgery and said it was the best thing they ever did. My GI doc sent me to the University of Cincinnati to a surgeon he said was better than Cleveland Clinic or Mayo. She is very knowledgeable, so I believe it to be true. Anyone else have a similar issue during recovery?
Sorry so long, I'm just desperate for reassurance. Thanks!