I have found this site after I had my Nissen Fundo and I am so happy I did, it is the most current, and it also has fellow Nissen patients that continue to stay involved. I found all other sites outdated. It's almost as if once they have the surgery and feel better, they just have nothing more to say. Or, maybe they find this site and join the support . I continue to have a bit of issues about 9 weeks out, but all in all glad I had the Nissen.
I have Barrett's and that is one of the reasons my doctor agreed to the surgery. He and the surgeon both make Barrett's sound like certain cancer in the future. I had the Nissen because I could not stand that I burned through my Nexium most days and I took some form of PPI for 13 years and wanted to stop. Unfortunately I cannot go off of them just yet.
My brother has Barrett's as well and his doctor scared him so much that he worried himself into anxiety attacks.
On the other hand, my family doctor, who I think is just wonderful, said "you know, anyone with Barrett's almost always dies from some other ailment before the Barrett's ever turns to cancer - if at all." So he made me feel better.
I just get tired of doctors contridicting one another, and they also tell us to stay off of sites like this because they are filled with false information, not founded in scientific proof. Well, I disagree. I think people who truly have a disorder/disease, or that had treatments for said disorders/diseases are the exact people to turn to. Most doctors do not have the health issues they treat people for, and it is as if they interpret studies different than one another. So I say thank you MMM, and others on this site that continue to ease fears and be a part of a fellowship!!!