recently I have been to urgent care and have been told that I have tracheal swelling going on and that I could have a vocal cord dysfunction related to my uncontrable GERD/LPR. Anyways, I just got back from meeting with a speech therapist who does indeed suspect I have VCD related to my LPR. While doing the breathing exercises where I am suppose to breath from my diaphragm I noticed I couldn't quite get it. I would be either breathing through my belly or my chest.
After a while I finally was able to breath from my diaphragm, but it was hard, it hurt. I remember being able to breath from this area while I ran all the time, but since I had my TIF/Hernia repair I haven't been able to do so.
I remember noticing this right after my surgery and would have a hard time breathing, but over time I just learned to not breath from my diaphragm because it was to hard.
Talking to the speech therapist and doing the breathing exercises, it does seem like I have some elements of VCD. Also, I have some elements of tracheal swelling, which was mention when I was being examined. What I'm wondering is how much of an impact does having a large hiatal hernia repair have on your breathing? It seems to effect mine quite a bit. I know I didn't have this problem prior to my TIF.
Another thing. If my hernia repair is causing me extra breathing problems, what can be done about it?