Hope you are doing better. I had a hiatal hernia repair done laproscopic and a TIF procedure 2 years ago. I am doing great. I followed the diet restrictions carefully, although I got thrush in my mouth after 2 weeks of Ensure shakes and puddings which was quickly cured with medication. During the first year I had a couple of episodes of intense pain after eating a meal, only thing I can determine was that I may have overate gas producing foods. This pain went away in about 30 minutes with GasX or Pepcid Complete. Other than that, I am doing great, lost about 20 pounds which I have kept off and do not have to take any stomach medication regularly. I have indigestion occasionally, about once every 2 or 3 months if I eat too many high acid foods for several days in a row and an OTC antacid works fine. I am very happy with my results. I am 67 and glad I had the procedure.