I'm at day 18 and still getting volume reflux/LPR, preventing any sort of quality sleep (despite last eating at 4pm and going to bed at 1am).
I'll not beat about the bush.
Surgically, I'm 'healing' well, managing more foods (that it seems I have to take only in the morning and lunch), little pain, walking around freely etc. But in terms of what we wanted the op to do, ie stop reflux, I'm perceiving zero improvement.,
And seeing more and more people talk about noticing their reflux stop almost immediately, moreso than posts that mention a gradual reduction in reflux, I'm suspecting I'm not going to see any great improvement, if at all.
Since day 1 I've been able to belch freely, don't have much by way of dysphagia, gas and imagine I'd have little difficulty vomiting. It's very deflating (pardon the poor pun).
There seems to be a delicate balance in the tightness - eg too tight and side effects of dysphagia/gas predominate, too loose and you have my picture. Get it just right and you reduce reflux significantly and can have side effects but which seem to ease with time.
Looks like I'm not in the centre of that balance and will need a revision, whenever that may be. I know no surgeon can touch me in the next few months at least but will be enquiring about when I can have a revision (if I do indeed warrant one of course).
Anyone have any ideas on this question or comments?