This is the thing...it's not like you're ignoring symptoms. You've been seen by a specialist and are being treated. If you were ignoring the symptoms, or "living with them", your risk would be higher. Once treated with PPIs, irritation subsides. Even though we may continue with some symptoms even with the acid reduced, the reflux can't do as much damage.
It's not worth worrying about. Get your treatment, see your specialist, get their opinion, and go on with your life. If you're uncomfortable, persevere and keep looking for answers until you get feeling better. There are answers out there.
Hang in there,
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”
“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”
“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”