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tuffluv
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Date Joined May 2012
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   Posted 10/15/2012 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I am in my 6th month post op.  about a month ago I started having very bad pain in my left jaw.  Turns out to be a slipped disk.  I was wondering if anyone else is having this problem.  I was on Prevacid for 8 years and had the surgery when my calcium started depleting and I lost 1/2 an inch in hight. I am in my 60's, so it may just be old age catching up.  Also, to all you newbees, it does get better.  Once in awhile I still have trouble eating things like pork or chicken if it's a little dry.

Sweet Potatoe
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   Posted 10/15/2012 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I wonder if a chiropractor could help you out? I saw mine right before my TIF Hiatus Hernia surgery. I also go every 8 weeks for a tune up. Thank you for saying it will get better You being 6 months down the road. I am learning a lot here finding it comforting to hear pain and beltching is normal with this kind of surgery.

tuffluv
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   Posted 10/15/2012 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I am seeing a chiropractor, but am just wondering how much damage the Prevacid actually did to my body before the surgery. I am thankful that I'm off all stomach meds and have not even taken a Tums since. I wish I had the surgery sooner, but it seems many doctors these days prefer to keep you on medication. This group is great for answering questions and letting people know what to expect. The doctors certainly don't. It is so nice to go out and have a glass of wine with dinner and not worry about the consequences. It does teach you to eat a little healthier, and a little less, which is a good thing. Thanks for your quick response.
-Faye

Sweet Potatoe
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   Posted 10/15/2012 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
That is so wonderful you are off all stomach meds. That is my goal to get off Prilosec and Zantac. I guess to know how much Prevacid has done you damage is to get a bone density test. Hopefully with good calcium intake you will be Ok. I went to a seminar for the TIF surgery put on by the Surgeon who preformed this surgery. Latter I called this surgeons office and asked the reception girl , What steps I needed to do to be signed up for this surgery? She was real helpful even got the referral I needed from my primary Physician. I was real happy with the entire process. I took the reins in my own hands not waiting for my primary Doctor to bring it up. I am glad I did so I am on the way to full recovery I hope. I am eating healthy with less amount. I am so happy to find this forum being only 7 days post op.
Anne :-)

tuffluv
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   Posted 10/15/2012 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I did take the bone density tests and found I had osteopenia, not as bad as osteoporosis, but losing 1/2" in a year is scary, especially when you are only 5'2" to begin with. You are so lucky, my primary doctor never recommended surgery, just precribed pills for 8 or 9 years. Finally I went to my neurologist who sent me for the pretests, but made me wait 2 mos. to get in to see him. I resurched it on line to find the best surgeon in my area and called him myself. Got me right in and into surgery the next week. Hope things go well, the diet is the pits. Hang in there, it takes along time to heal. Don't push it.
-Faye
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