Thank you, it's nice to be back. I started to visit the UC forum to help my husband with his colitis, and also this miserable bloat and pressure against my wrap.
Actually, about 4 months ago I had an upper GI. My doctor did not like the dissention of my stomach, so he did say if he determined the wrap was too tight, he would dilate it. I begged him not too, even though I am miserable with bloat, I never want reflux as bad as I had it. He still insisted on me signing an authorization for him to dilate if he felt it was just too tight.
He said it was tight, but not enough to give him a concern unless I start having more difficulties. He said my Barrett's was cured, which I thought was impossible? It was only at the end of my esophagus, so I sort of wondered if the Barrett's was simply in the wrap, but someone told me that is not possible. The end of the esophagus is as it was, the stomach wraps around it.
I may have to go back to him. Bloat has seemed to have gotten worse over time, so if it continues I'll make an appointment. Even if he dilates it, there are advanced surgeries for reflux now that are not as intense as the Nissen. Not that I want to go through that, but I would if reflux returns.
I remember you well Dencha. Always so positive and supportive! Thanks so much