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Anthony Bloom
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Date Joined Nov 2013
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   Posted 11/2/2013 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
Thank to all for their messages.
Read all messages but looking for more reassurance as some seem to deal with difficulties swallowing better than me. Not sure where I am going wrong.
7 days post Linx and really having difficulties swallowing. Just want to do small burps constantly.
Am trying to return to a normal diet and am chewing small amounts really well but they still get stuck and it takes a lot of effort to get it down. Feels like it all wants to burp back up again. Even sipping water makes me belch. Tonight I tried fresh fish and boiled potatoes but I had a bad bout of hiccups and food getting stuck. Very scary.

Will have to go back to soup and take my time. Is this normal and will my body adjust. Had my Linx fitted by one of the best, Professor Franco Fevarrati at the Spire Hospital Manchester and he seemed happy with the procedure. Just seem to have air lodged at the top of my stomach. rolleyes

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   Posted 11/2/2013 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Anthony,
Welcome to Healing Well!  I don't have any personal experience with the LINX, as I had a Nissen surgery, but I have been around this forum for nearly four years, and have seen many threads on the topic.  From what I gather, it's normal to have swallowing issues post LINX, as it is post Nissen.
Here's a member's journal of his LINX recovery experience.  If you haven't already read it, I think you will find I quite helpful.
Very best wishes for a speedy recovery!  I'm glad you joined the forum...there are lots of people who can offer you support and encouragement, and your posts will surely help others who follow.
Happy healing!
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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 11/3/2013 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Anthony,

From what I've read of other people's experiences, it may take a while for your esophagus to get stronger and push food through the Linx. Some people have said having a hot drink before eating seems to loosen things up and helps the food slide past the Linx.

How are your reflux symptoms after the procedure?
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