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   Posted 11/14/2012 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
 My husband went through the LINX surgery last Monday and has not shown any signs of improvement yet. He's very disappointed. For the last 5 years he has suffered with sinus problems, post nasal drip, relentless coughing, wheezing and so on! He has under gone 2 sinus surgeries in the last 3 years, been to Mayo for help and now MUSC in Charleston, SC which is where he had the surgery.  After the linx surgery he was able to eat even though it was a bit uncomfortable. The bloating is what made him feel so bad along with the pain meds upsetting his stomach. Today is 9 days post surgery and he has coughed for the last 12 hours. He is exhausted and I am helplessly watching him suffer.  Any advice? confused

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   Posted 11/14/2012 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Has he talked with the surgeon? I have heard that it may take some time for the device to work. Other people on this forum have had the LINX and may better answer your question.
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   Posted 11/14/2012 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
He has a follow-up on Tuesday with the surgeon. I've been on and off the phone with the doctor's office asking questions and getting his meds changed. This was the doctor's 3rd linx surgery so they don't seem to have all the answers we are looking for either! Makes it a bit more frustrating no knowing what's normal and not. Thanks!

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   Posted 11/15/2012 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
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Suggest you go to this Linx Club forum as that is where Linx patients kinda hang out and there is Linx info there. Read entries by JustPassingThrough. Very helpful. Where was the implant done. Any dietary instructions. Still on medications. Please continue to keep in touch with his doctor. It is my understanding that there is training of the Linx until the scar tissue gets built around it , please let us know how he is doing and keep in touch as you will be hearing from others on this forum. This is a helpful bunch (but not doctors). Kindly regards.
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