VCD, Hernia Repair breathing problems

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TheSiXness
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   Posted 5/29/2013 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
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?

DOGGBONES
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   Posted 5/30/2013 5:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Sixness,
I've been following alot of your post, it seems like your TIF has caused more problems than it solved. Hope things get better for you!

TheSiXness
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   Posted 5/30/2013 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, It definitely has caused more problems than it has helped. Don't think I would of had it done if I knew this outcome. I'd still like to look towards the nissen however because it seems like I will need another surgery in the future regardless. The uw-health doctors said that my Tif will eventually loosen and that the long term data isn't good.
-TheSixness-

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

DOGGBONES
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   Posted 5/30/2013 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
So will you push for nissen now or wait for the TIF to loosen?

TheSiXness
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   Posted 5/30/2013 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I would like to have the nissen done now, but it's hard to find a surgeon to do it since my TIF is intact.
-TheSixness-

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