My symptoms were quite classical LPR symptoms like;
Continual throat clearing
Chronic throat irritation
Excessive phlegm the throat
Constant sensation of something in the throat
Post nasal drainage
Blockage of the breathing passage
Spasm of the larynx
I didn’t have
Chronic cough and difficulty swallowing though
Some of those symptoms was finally relived after a year of seeing different doctors and finally getting a proper doze of PPI’s twice a day.
I did however still have Continual throat clearing, Hoarseness, excessive phlegm in the throat and post nasal drainage, which is why I got my NF in the end.
You are right that I have been happy about the operation, mainly because I had a good recovery. Many of the things I was scared of has been either no problem or a very small problem. Having said that I am unfortunately still suffering from some of the symptoms and I am still on the same doze of PPI’s as before the op. The greatest improvement I have had from the op is the post nasal drainage. It was a huge problem before and I am so happy that it has gone.
I am still getting hoarse now and again and also the throat clearing flares up. I am doing a diary and the past 10 days have been better than any previous 10 days, but my chest still feels tight like something is lurking just beneath the throat area :)
So, to sum it up:
- OP and recovery was much better/easier than anticipated.
- Some of my symptoms has lessened but I am still on full doze of PPI’s
I am going for a 6 month follow up in about 6-7 weeks. My surgeon did not want to evaluate too much on the op until it had time to settle. I’ll keep you posted :)