Some may remember my posts from a few short months ago. My original thread can be found here: https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=45&m=2847294
I received some bad news today - my NF failed. Like Dencha, I had lung problems pre-op, that included inhaling acid. Acid showed up on a lung bronchoscopy last July - which lead me to the NF.
I saw my pulmonologist a couple of weeks ago for my 6 month post-op follow up. I can say for certain that my lungs, throat clearing, hacking up crud are as bad as they were before the NF. He was very surprised and not sure what was causing the continuation of the issues. He ordered a CTScan with contrast. After a hassle from the insurance company, I had it done on Friday. I personally went to the hospital, today - to pick up the disc and report, on my way to another doctor appointment. I see the pulmonologist on Wednesday to discuss the CT results.
The CTScan report stated: Moderately large hiatal hernia with gastric fundus in the lower thoracic cavity.
I read the results at a stop light - the horror! I'm very upset. Now, I know there was that risk of the NF failing, but my recovery went so well. Who knows when it failed - I have no idea. All I know is I have a lot of trouble breathing, my cough is constant, my sinus problems persist, etc.
I have a message in to the pulmonologist - asking him to contact my NF surgeon directly. I don't see a reason to have to go through any type of endocsopy, barium swallow, manometry, etc.
For those that have had a redo - is it done via lap or
Nissen Fundolplication Sept. 10, 2013