Hi Lady G.,
Very often surgeons don't provide sufficient information regarding what to expect post-op. That's why this forum is so helpful. I found it shortly before my surgery and the people here helped me throughout the entire experience. Of course, most of them no longer post here (the only ones left are my old friends Bill, Joy, and Kitt), but there are always people going through the recovery to share experiences with.
Any specific question you might have, ask away! We'll be here to answer your questions and support you as you go through the surgery and recovery!
It sounds as if you've suffered too long already, and I think you'll be extremely happy with the results of your Nissen. You symptoms are the ones that are most definitely cured with the procedure. Those with atypical symptoms (LPR, lung issues, etc.) may have some residual problems afterward.
Don't worry about the weight loss. If you eat less, you'll lose weight...even if you can't get right back to yoga. You can always walk, which is excellent low-impact exercise. Your surgery will ensure that you eat less, so it'll help you enforce your diet.
Here is some information you may find helpful, if you haven't already seen it:
It's natural to be nervous. I sure was...but at some point I was just anxious to get it over with and begin healing and improving my quality of life.
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
Allergy/Asthma"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.”