Gerd and No Surgery is an Option.....

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 5/3/2013 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Seems I have had my final meeting with surgeon. Went to go see a Linx surgeon, went for all pre-op testing. Had a meeting today and it wasn't a good one. To make a long story short, my manometry exam resulted in a very weak esophagus. I had 6 ineffective wet swallows out of 10. To be normal you can only have 2 ineffective swallows. He said any operation be it nissen, toupet, Linx would cause me more harm than good. In a nut shell... I will be on PPI's for the remainder of my life. And to top it all off they found another 5mm segment of Barrett's totaling 3 now.
I am so upset. I really thought we would be discussing scheduling for the Linx device instead I got slammed with really bad news.
I get to be miserable for the rest of my life.

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Date Joined Apr 2012
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   Posted 5/3/2013 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, sorry to here the bad news. Are you considering RFA for the barretts? IMO, I would drink a lot of manuka honey in warm water as a tea 3 times a day min. to try to heal/reverse the barretts. Hang in there!

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Date Joined May 2012
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   Posted 5/3/2013 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
That's terrible information! :-(

Although there's nothing I can do or say to help you. I support you in your fight against gerd/baretts and pray you find relief from this in the future!

Fighting daily pain from gastroparesis, gerd and lpr!
Had the TIF done 2/2012 and still am symptomatic.
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