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   Posted 3/24/2014 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
So I went to my appt today and the doc told me that he has discovered a hiatal hernia. Ive had a endoscopy, manometry study, and a barium swallow and hes just now telling me I have the hiatal hernia... Shouldn't he has seen it earlier? Why now?

So the surgery has been canceled until further notice. He is contacting a few doctors who have seen patients with scleroderma characteristics to see what type of wrap would be beneficial and not kill me.

It is possible that he will be referring me to another doctor that can better handle my critical case. Hopefully I'll get more answers before I get any worse.

Any positive advice or comfort you can give me would be awesome.

I am going to see my family doctor Thurday to see if she can put me on a depression medicine to help me thru this.

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   Posted 3/24/2014 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jill,

Are they sure that you have scleroderma?

And would the Endostim be of any use, or does it need to be a fundoplication?

I hope that you feel better soon!
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   Posted 3/24/2014 11:40 PM (GMT -6)   
im in the process getting the proper testing done now to confirm whether or not i have it but i live in a small county and not very many doctors around have even heard of the word scleroderma.
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