Happy With My TIF Procedure Oct. 2012

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   Posted 11/21/2012 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I had TIF procedure for GERD on Oct. 552, approx 6 1/2 weeks ago. The surgery went very well and the recovery has gone well too. I am able now to "eat anything I want" (quote from Dr. Bax). I do but really had a problem with Coke. Then I realized that I will probably have problems with that for the rest of my life. I can live with that. At any rate, I was only on liquids for eight to ten days then went to soft foods. I do feel a feeling of my swallower not working too well when I eat things that are doughy and also sweet stuff. I am 73 years old, have suffered with GERD for about 18 years. Dr. Tim Bax is only doc in Spokane that does the procedure but he did it very well. I will be forever thankful that I had this done. I hope others will consider it. No incision, just all done through the tube in the scope.
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   Posted 11/21/2012 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi happy,
Welcome to the Healing Well yeah yeah yeah TIF Club! yeah yeah yeah We have many happy TIF members, and I'm glad you've joined us! I'm a member of the Nissen Wrap Club, but our recoveries are very similar.  Yes, carbonated drinks can be a problem.  I drink soda occasionally, but in moderation.  I can also drink beer without trouble, but I don't drink a lot. 
Glad to hear you're doing well! I'm sure other TIF Club members will be by to greet you and offer their ideas and support.
Happy Healing!
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   Posted 11/21/2012 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on your the success of the TIF! 18 years is a long time to suffer. Hopefully you will be able to enjoy your life more.
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   Posted 11/21/2012 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Did you have any problem getting your insurance to cover this pocedure?
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