I'm sorry to post reply so late, but am having a lot of technical issues. I tried to post, and it just went away, so I hope there isn't a half post out from me.
At any rate, I did have ALL of the mentioned tests, and am scheduled for another Manometry PH on Wednesday.
The original doctor ordered the first PH Manometry with me being on my PPI.
The surgeon (yes I'm tetative for March 11 for a Nissen !) wants another test with me off PPI. He said I only need to be off for 3 days, but the gal doing the test told me 7 days off is best, so went with her advice.
In talking with her, I also found out from her that I have Barret's esophigus...which I thought I'd heard it mentioned, but after so many tests and being a busy mom/grandma...that one slipped past me. I don't even know that much about
it, but know it could lead to cancer. My grandfather died from stomach cancer so double whammy...now I realize why they urged me so strongly to get the Nissen.
SO.....I graduated from PPI to Zantac for 4 days, and from now until Wednesday I can only have TUMS. On Wednesday for the PH test, nothing.
My LES is not weak. My last manometry showed substantial reflux while on PPI...but you can have reflux on or off PPI's right?
The reason I really want this surgery are these PPI's. They are poison in my mind, and I'm through with them.
I have enough health problems, and feel like the PPI's could be a big part of them.
My last manometry showed reflux, but the surgeon wants another 24 hour PH to measuer the acid. The woman that is doing the test for me, is the same woman that did the last one.
She says it's none of her business, but she said if there's reflux there's reflux.
I told the surgeons nurse I'd tried to go off PPI's about
a year ago and had major rebound, and she told me maybe I'm better now. She obviously doesn't suffer with our issues
though she is a very nice gal.
It's good to hear this procedure is reversible, and I did discuss with the surgeon my lifting question.
He told me no 'unnecessary' lifting for 3 or so weeks, then would be OK to continue caring for my youngest grandson with help in lifting him, but I'd be OK to change him, play with him, whatever I felt up to (I'll have help from my 12 year old grandson).
He assured me the Nissen wasn't going to blow out, and the no lifting is mostly for the incisions.
Hope I didn't jump around too much here. Have I mentioned I'm ADHD?