Hello to all. I have been reading your posts for over a month now
and they have been very helpful. Thank you!
I am scheduled for my Nissen on this coming Tuesday for a pretty large Para esophageal hernia ( documented by CT Scan, endoscopy, barium swallow) . My reflux has been mostly under control on Dexilant 60 mg. until the last week or so ( stress I am sure ). I have had severe epigastric bloating with the pressure shooting up into my chest and neck- sometimes lasting up to 6 hours. Activated charcoal capsules are the only thing that help, not totally alleviate my bloating. ( my gastroenterologist loves the charcoal - "lots of good data on that" ).
I had my esophageal motility manometry and my esophagus works well - except at the lower junction - which was expected.
Obviously, I am nervous. I am an RN and know all too well what can go wrong but I am praying and keeping positive thoughts
If you could keep me in mind Tuesday it would be much appreciated.
Guess I will be joining the Wrapped Club.