I had never heard of Heller Myotomy, so I looked it up. For other forum members who are interested:
Heller myotomy is a surgical procedure in which the muscles of the cardia (lower esophageal sphincter or LES) are cut, allowing food and liquids to pass to the stomach. It is used to treat achalasia, a disorder in which the lower esophageal sphincter fails to relax properly, making it difficult for food and liquids to reach the stomach. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heller_myotomy )
We would love it if you'd continue your thread here at Healing Well. I'm sure that others would benefit some time in the future, as people often stop by with specific issues, and are looking for answers. No doubt, your experience would be helpful to many.
I wish you the very best of luck with your surgical appointment!
Let us know how it goes. Once you've had the surgery and are recovering, I'm certain that your experience will be very similar to others here. At that point we can provide you with information and support to help you through your recovery.
Very best wishes!
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