Hello Everyone this is my story, I am new to the forum and is glad to see so many is suffering with some of the same problems or concerns that I have. I have been treated for GERD for many years I have gone through 4 dilation of my esophagus so the doctor decided after a lot of test to do the surgery. I had the surgery on August 5, 2013. Everything went well I was told my stomach had relocated itself in my chest cavity and I had to have my stomach lining replaced, plus they repaired my hernia. So I guess I was messed up, but yet I didn't feel really sick until week 4 and 5 boy oh boy I couldn't sleep, cough, sneeze, bend or anything I was in pain and sore. On Sept 13, 2013, I woke up a new person and all my problems disappeared overnight. Unbelievable I feel really good, except I still have my G-tube and on my appointment yesterday I was told I will keep it at least another month. I read some of you guys was back at work in 2 weeks, there is no way I can work right now. I be nausea and motion sickness at riding in my car or sitting for a long period of time. Did anyone have a G-tube? I was also told I can't eat solid food yet. I lost 22 pounds but yet I am suppose to gain weight any good advise?