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Date Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 10/12/2013 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all,
Just wanted to introduce myself, I am Dave, I'm in the Navy stationed in Washington state and I am in the early pre-op stages of getting the Nissen Fundoplication surgery. The next step for me is the Ph/manometry tests then I should be slated for the surgery. I have been plagued with GERD/hiatal hernia for approximately 4 years. I was just diagnosed with having Barrets Esophagus. This site was metioned while I was watching a youtube video on the Ph/manometry tests. Just wanting to get some insight as to what I can expect and maybe get some tips/pointers as I go through this process.
Thank you,

Elite Member

Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 10/12/2013 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to HealingWell. You've found a safe, secure, and reliable support community for people battling a range of health issues. We have many  fellow members here who will be glad to lend an ear, offer information, and provide support when you need it.

We are not professionals but peers just like you so if your topic requires a professional we may refer you to your Doctor.

Posting you some links to useful info from our resources thread at the top of this page.

Fundoplication Surgery for GERD
Pre and Post Op Nissen Fundoplication Information:
Caution:  This link is for your information only and should never take the place of instructions given to you per your surgeon
Hope you find some info that will be of help. 
I would like to share with you as I read your post I noted  you are a navy man - my hubby was a navy man.
You are stationed in the state of Washington. My son was a marine and stationed at Whidbey Island. The same son lives in Vancouver, WA and has ever since he was discharged from the marines.  We are in the Midwest so I love to visit the state of Washington.  So you had my attention from your intro.   I look forward to getting to know you better.
Others will be along to share with you re your surgery.  I wish you the best.

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GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease.

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Veteran Member

Date Joined Jun 2013
Total Posts : 500
   Posted 10/12/2013 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Dave!
I am 29 and had a nissen two months ago. I feel great!

I have a journal on here and so do a few other people who recently had nissens. Denise and Bill, two mods on here have had them as well and I dont know what I would have done without them and their wisdom along with Tony G and countless others who helped me along the way.

Check out our journals and we are here if you have any questions at all.

New Member

Date Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 10/12/2013 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   


Thank you for the links. I was stationed at Whidbey from 2004-2007. My wife and I love the area!! I'm stationed in Everett now, not as nice as Whidbey but it is what it is I guess. I look forward to reading and getting well acquainted with what I am about to face.

New Member

Date Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts : 10
   Posted 10/12/2013 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Padre, I'm new too and this group are a great comfort to all of us and our issues.
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