HIATUS HERNIA So depressed

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sammywalker21
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   Posted 11/22/2012 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a endoscopy they found a 4cm hiatus hernia sliding and I have reflux yet the doctor still wants to give me 24hr ph test and not do an op surely my reflux is down to my hiatus hernia why is this dragging on so long I just want to have the darn operation and start my recovery so I can get on with my life I am getting so stressed and depressed with this I want to go back to the gym I want to go traveling I want to start working as a personal trainer I'm 22 years old and my life is on hold not only do I have this to contend with but I also suffer with visual snow persistent migraine aura why can't I catch a break with this health crap !!!

dencha
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   Posted 11/22/2012 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi sammy,
Sorry you're struggling.  Your GI doc is doing the right thing.  Even though you have a hiatus hernia, it doesn't mean that surgery is absolutely necessary. If he/she can get your reflux into control with medication, that's the best option.  Surgery is the last thing you do, when all other things fail.  It's a big step. 
 
 Give the meds a chance.  It's not a bit unusual for a GI doc to drag his/her feet on the surgery.  I had very sick lungs for probably 6 years, and my GI doc held back on the surgery option.  It's very common.
 
Chin up.  You can't rush the process, so work on acceptance at this point.  Persevere, don't give up.  If the medications don't do the trick, surgery is the next best option.  Keep researching, and be prepared to discuss that option with your doctor if and when his/her options aren't working for you.  Good luck!
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sammywalker21
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   Posted 11/22/2012 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey dencha thanks for replying I have been trying all different meds for 3 months now with no results surgery looks like the only option I don't want the surgery hell if meds worked id be happy taking them but they dont seem to do the trick so I need the surgery. My doc said he needs to make sure it's reflux from the stomach I and not just from my esophogus he said it could be spasms so he wants to make sure itss coming from my stomach before he tightens it up it just seems never ending

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   Posted 11/22/2012 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
sammywalker21

I agree with Denise. You really do need the tests to determine exactly what is going on in there and they also use the results to determine what type of wrap is right for you. I to understand the frustrations with having to wait. When I was recovering from my esophagus hole surgery and my wrap was completely torn apart allowing my LES to be wide open with over a 1/2" hole straight to my stomach I had to wait another 6 weeks before the would redo my Nisen.
Hang in there, they are going about things the right way and you will be thankful for that in the long run.

Take care,
Bill
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sammywalker21
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   Posted 11/22/2012 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah I know bill I'm feeling a little better I guess I was just really frustrated and I'm really worried the test is going to come back saying I'm unsuitable for the surgery and that I just have to live with this condition and nothing will work

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 11/22/2012 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you changed your diet?
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sammywalker21
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   Posted 11/22/2012 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah it doesn't matter what I eat or when I eat it doesn't seem to be acid reflux it seems to be lpr so whatever goes down comes back up even water I know milk makes feel sick that's about it
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