I saw my surgeon today conerning my test results. The radiologist who conducted my barium swallow indicated that I had a "small" hiatal hernia. My surgeon (who conducted my upper endoscpoy) said-- "not so." Apparently, when I was scoped, the surgeon noted that my hernia is much larger than appears on X-ray. The good news is that I can now schedule my surgery. The surgery will be in mid August. Tomorrow, the scheduling department will call me with the specific date. I'm still anxious about the surgery. My doctor assures me that the Nissen wrap will be loose-- so I'm holding on to that statement. In the mean time, I'm working out, making sure that I'm in the best shape possible for my recovery.