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
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