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   Posted 6/10/2013 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
went in for TIF procedure this morning. The prepped me put me under and last i remembered was getting on the operating table. Wok eup less than an hour later in recovery. They didn't do the op. They hyper inflasted my stomach and scoped me and found a 6-8cm Hiatal Hernia. Which is outside the repair apparently. Anything over 4cm can't do TIF.

He referred met o another surgeon in Omaha that will have to to a Nissen if I decide to do it. I am not sure about it. I have avoided the Nissen for all these years because of the recovery time and the side affects. but I don't want to live with what I got Either. I get Acid reflux terrible, huge hiccups in my throat, I aspirate acid into my lungs occasionally, mostly at night,. I get spasms in my chest and Sometimes feel like I am having a heart Attack. I get short of breath with minor effort (mostly after eating). Im exhausted from lack of sleep.. Up about every hour or so from symtoms, even with bed elevated.

I am going to read up more on the Partial Nissen, but not sure if I will qualify and if it will fix me completely. I had a JD/DeMeester score of 126.

Thanks for listening

"Time is a commodity best not wasted."

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   Posted 6/10/2013 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh forgot, since last scope two months ago they also discovered 2 ulcers in there.
just gets better and better.
"Time is a commodity best not wasted."

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   Posted 6/10/2013 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi again Sarconastic, Please read my story "Having Partial Wrap 15th May".......I had most of what you have got including the lung problem and now I can lay flat again!!! The pain you go through is not near as bad as I thought it would be. I am 67 years young so if you are younger you should be fine re the recovery.. Just make sure you have a specialist doctor who only does this kind of op (mine also specialised in Gastric Banding) that knows what he is doing!! Mine is definitely a success story!! Good luck and keep blogging! I will be interested to see how you go. Regards Sandy.

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   Posted 6/10/2013 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   

Well with what you have said just in this thread I can't see why you wouldn't have the nissen done. If you were a good candidate for the TIF other than the hernia you should be good to go for the nissen.
I am willing to bet 95% or better of nissen patients don't post their experiences online because they are happy and go on living a happy life.
There are some of us here that are very happy with ours who stayed here to help others because all we read was completely opposite of what we experienced.
Yes you do have to find a very qualified surgeon and have the right testing done, but that can be done pretty easily.

If it didn't work there is no way I would have went through it 3 times.

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