Light at the end if the tunnel got blown out....

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   Posted 4/23/2013 1:28 PM (GMT -6)   
So I had my motility test this morning for the Linx operation. The full analysis has not been completed however during the exam I heard the Dr. Making comments like:
"Nothing happened." "it has a mind of its own", " it's not emptying."

Basically I have a weak esophagus. So common sense dictates I probably won't be able to get the Linx implant, right?

If my esophagus cannot empty the esophagus into the stomach as it stand right now with a LES with no pressure how in the world would I be blue to push food through the Linx.

The only light at the end of the tunnel and someone blew it out.

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   Posted 4/23/2013 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear that!  I know it's not the result you wanted, but it does demonstrate the importance of getting motility information before doing anything to tighten the LES.  I hope you find an answer that works for you very soon.
Again, my sincere sympathy that your results weren't what you had hoped.  Don't give up...there's an answer out there for you!
Good luck,
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   Posted 4/23/2013 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
That sucks! I was in the same boat. I had the TIF procedure done and because of my gastroparesis it hasn't been working well to keep reflux down.

I've recently started taking erythromycin, which has helped a little bit. I'm thinking I might be having a diversion surgery in the not to distant future...Hoping it will take care of the reflux too. After my doctor found out I had a slow emptying stomach, he said that getting any further reflux surgeries wouldn't work, I would end up feeling the same.

Post Edited (TheSixness) : 4/23/2013 9:32:46 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/26/2013 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   

I'm sorry to hear that.

Same boat here. I spoke with a LINX surgeon and he was concerned about the potential swallowing problem with my 50% ineffectual peristalsis. How bad is your peristalsis?

If you had the barium swallow done, what did it say? Mine said there was no functional or structural abnormality. Strange!
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