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I'm so sorry to hear that you're having so many serious problems post op.
What testing did you have prior to your surgery? Did you have a manometry?
If you did, and it didn't show swallowing dismotility (problems moving food down the esophagus), that it seems to me the issue is a way too tight wrap. Foods are getting held back at the wrap site.
The wrap could also have been created incorrectly. Bill, a moderator here, had a wrap that was not created properly...I believe it was twisted and attached in the wrong way. He had a terrible time getting foods through the wrap.
Have you had a second opinion? I think it is overdue. Do some research. If you are in a big city, or near one, look into where you can find a surgeon who specializes in redo surgery. It is more difficult than the initial surgery, so you need someone who has many, many under his/her belt. I doesn't mean they'll recommend a redo, but you'll get a better idea of what needs to be done to fix your problem. It can be fixed.
Bill, the monitor I mentioned, had trouble getting a diagnosis on his first wrap, and they ended up going in to fix it simply because the symptoms were significant enough they figured there must have been a problem. Indeed, there was.
Hopefully, your testing will be more definitive. Please start looking for someone to help you with this. You've waited long enough. It is a long, and hard recovery--harder for some than others. Still, you should be able to swallow normal foods that are chewed thoroughly...you always need to chew, chew, chew until whatever you're eating is a liquid.
Also, be sure that what you've eaten has made it through the wrap before taking another bite. Bill found dipping whatever you swallow in a sauce first, can help. That was his mode of getting food past his first wrap.
Do NOT stick with your original surgeon's office. Get a completely different, skilled redo surgeon, to do your evaluation.
Hang in there! There is an answer to this. You just have to persevere.
Best wishes, and good luck,
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
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