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dencha
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7188
   Posted 5/15/2014 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,

For many years we've had an ongoing thread of friendship here at the GERD/Heartburn forum. People stop by to say hi, and share their lives, including celebrations as well as tribulations! I figured starting a new "Road" thread is long overdue!

((((Hugs)))),
Denise

GERD/Heartburn Moderator
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
Allergy/Asthma

"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”

“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”
Eckhart Tolle

1039smooth
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Date Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts : 2114
   Posted 5/15/2014 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I appreciate people like you, TonyG, and Bill. You've greatly helped me.

dencha
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7188
   Posted 5/15/2014 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi 1039smooth,

Glad you have found help here at the forum! I found it shortly before my surgery, and found it really helpful and supportive. Since these types of supportive and positive resources are few and far between, I decided to stick around and try to help others the way I was helped.

Our members are the best, and provide each other with such great information and support!
Best wishes,
Denise

GERD/Heartburn Moderator
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
Allergy/Asthma

"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”

“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”
Eckhart Tolle

Pompadur
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2014
Total Posts : 77
   Posted 5/16/2014 1:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I want to thank all of the people here for their support and advices and sharing experience. It is very rare in Global Internet to find so precious resource!

Hugs to all!
Alexandra

dencha
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7188
   Posted 5/16/2014 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Pompadur,

We are lucky to have such a great group of members here who are so welcoming and willing to share their experiences and provide support. I agree that it is rare! Glad you've found help here!

Best wishes,
Denise

GERD/Heartburn Moderator
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
Allergy/Asthma

"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”

“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”
Eckhart Tolle

pazshalom
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2014
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 5/17/2014 5:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I am also so thankful for having found this great Forum.
I have found a lot of good tips, support and love from many members.

THANK YOU!

I Also thank the moderators and all who are involved in maintaining this GREAT FORUM.

God bless and heals each one of you.
TOGETHER IN THIS!
Pat

pazshalom
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2014
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 5/17/2014 5:04 AM (GMT -6)   
dencha said...
Hi 1039smooth,

Glad you have found help here at the forum! I found it shortly before my surgery, and found it really helpful and supportive. Since these types of supportive and positive resources are few and far between, I decided to stick around and try to help others the way I was helped.

Our members are the best, and provide each other with such great information and support!
Best wishes,
Denise
 
Hi Denis,
 
Can you please tell me about your succesful surgery?
Thank you.

cokie
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2011
Total Posts : 318
   Posted 5/28/2014 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Denise
You are the only familiar name I see on here...you really helped me get through my ordeal in 2011...I thank you for your kindness and support...Unfortunately, I am back on because I am going through digestive issues with GERD and chest pains...I no longer suffer from the nausea and left sided pain....this is fairly new...I hope you are well and look forward to communicating with you on this forum...I have gone on other forums but this one is absolutely the best ( in my opinion)..

opnwhl4
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 4961
   Posted 5/30/2014 1:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all-

Sorry I have been MIA around here lately. And thank you Denise for starting this again. Funny how it grew from the " Where in the World is Bill" thread when I had my 1st redo and complications. Seems like SO long ago!

Well I had my shoulder surgery today, well technically yesterday. As usual was 2.5 hours late going into surgery. Surgery tool 3 hours instead of 1 hour due to having large shoulder and a lot of junk to be cleaned out along with the removal of the end of my clavicle bone. All the years of base/softball, over head work and such took it's toll.

anyone going for this surgery.....get the nerve block! I opted not to and sure wish I had...male ego you know tongue

I have made it past the 3 year mark for my torn esophagus surgery and will be at 3 years on my 2nd redo in August. Boy how time flies.

A little softball update, hmmm imagine that turn, My new team took 2nd place this past weekend. A huge turn around over the last 3 tourneys. The young ladies played great ball all weekend, but ran out of gas in the last inning of the championship game and dropped it 6 to 4. Their hard work is paying off though.

My daughter is finally home from college. So nice to be able to see her every day again.

Take care,
Bill
opnwhl4
Moderator: GERD/Heartburn, Kidney disease

Nissen 6/06 and 5/09
#3 8/24/11

dencha
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7188
   Posted 5/30/2014 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bill,

It's great to see you here! yeah yeah yeah I'm glad your shoulder surgery went well, but sorry you're in so much pain. Remember what you always tell everyone about staying ahead of the pain! Take good care of yourself, dear friend!

Congrats on your softball team! They're so lucky to have you for a coach! I'm glad to hear you're daughter's home and that you can spend lots of time with her. Now that you're recuperating, you'll have to let her wait on you!

Take care of that shoulder, and feel better soon!
Happy healing!
Denise

GERD/Heartburn Moderator
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
Allergy/Asthma

"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”

“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”
Eckhart Tolle

dencha
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7188
   Posted 5/30/2014 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lillye!

It is good to see you back on the forum! I'm sorry to hear you're dealing with more digestive issues. You're in the right place, that's for sure. You are among friends here, and we definitely can identify with your problems. Unfortunately, those of us with sensitive GI tracts tend to have to deal with repeated issues.

Can you figure out what triggered your problem? Have you seen a GI doc for it yet?
I hope you get it under control soon!
Hang in there,
Denise

GERD/Heartburn Moderator
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
Allergy/Asthma

"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”

“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”
Eckhart Tolle

kyheart
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Date Joined Apr 2011
Total Posts : 515
   Posted 5/31/2014 10:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Denise and Bill and HealingWell friends..

I saw this thread and thought I would stop for a few and say hello and let you all know that I am alive and well (relatively) still babying the heart thing.. thank goodness no afib since last September.. then it was only for a week after meds caused it.. anyway.. I want everyone to know that I have successfully gotten passed the 3 year mark for my NF surgery.. I am doing well except for some reason I still cannot eat most types of bread. I can occasionally eat toasted garlic bread if I eat sparingly.. and I have discovered I am now lactose intolerant.. but my wrap is still intact and I have no reflux at all.. Thank you Lord!!!
My granddaughter Abby has graduated from Pre-K and is looking forward to Kindergarten in the fall. And my Great-granddaughter Alaina graduated from kindergarten and is looking forward to 1st grade in the fall.
Glad to hear your daughter is back from college Bill.. I am sure you have missed her.. Hope you recover quickly from this shoulder surgery..

Denise, sorry I haven't been here but I find it very hard to spread my spare time around, just have no spare energy once I get home from work.... I know you are just loving the Grandbabies and they are loving you... will try to get here more often. Just wanted to say HI and
Reach for the rainbows.. the sun will be coming soon...
Sandi smurf tongue turn turn tongue smurf

opnwhl4
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 4961
   Posted 6/1/2014 4:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Sandi

Great to hear from you yeah

Shoulder is doing pretty well. Made it through my 1st day of games without too much trouble. Not only is my daughter home, but my son in law is home from the Army as well. Good to not have to worry about him deploying any more.

Take care,
Bill
opnwhl4
Moderator: GERD/Heartburn, Kidney disease

Nissen 6/06 and 5/09
#3 8/24/11

dencha
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7188
   Posted 6/2/2014 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sandi,

How wonderful to hear from you! I've been missing those rainbows! It's good to hear that your wrap is doing well. There are certain things that give me a little trouble...especially if I eat too fast and don't chew. Chicken sandwiches seem to be a culprit. I think I'm just too hungry when I eat them, and don't take my own advice--small bites and chew, chew, chew!

The grandkids are lots of fun, but exhausting! We just had them over today, and while we loved playing and hugging, we were happy when Mommy came and rescued us! We're so lucky they live five minutes away. We get lots of grandkid time, and I count my blessings. I have many friends with kids who've located hours away, and I know how hard that is.

I can't believe little Abby is already going to kindergarten in the fall! Where does the time go! And a little great-granddaughter! How wonderful! They must have fun playing together!

Bill, glad your shoulder is feeling better. I don't have to tell you that healing takes time. Baby it and give it a chance to heal. Don't be a hero! I'm glad your daughter and her hubby are home and safe. Enjoy the time they're with you! I know your softball team keeps you busy! Good luck with your team!

(((HUGS))) to both of you!
Denise

GERD/Heartburn Moderator
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
Allergy/Asthma

"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”

“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”
Eckhart Tolle

ericapeace2000
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Date Joined Mar 2012
Total Posts : 1110
   Posted 6/2/2014 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Just dropping a line too! I do read the forum often but I am not posting as much because the topics are ones that I do not know as much about. I have also been very busy with my practice and my full time job leaving me tired. Good to hear from everyone!
GERD Moderator; Diagnosed GERD, possible IBS; Gluten free since 2012; low lactose since 2012

Retired Seabee
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts : 129
   Posted 6/4/2014 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Denise and Bill and HealingWell friends....

For those of you who haven't read my up-beat posts, I occasionally stop by and add my two cents to some of the on-going strings.

I had my HH repair and NF one year and three months ago. Prior to surgery I used this forum and its archives as my primary source for information and encouragement. I was very aprehensive about having the surgery because at my age (73) I could have lived out the remainder of my life without it. As I have mentioned in previous posts, I had survived for 40 + years after an initial diagnosis of an HH in 1967. My symptoms were sporadic and if I really watched my diet and followed all the self imposed rules I could manage to get by. I did not have the debilitating symptoms that many GERD victims suffer. And, when I began taking the prescribed PPI blockers it was even more tolerable.
However, in recent years my reflux became silent and the Hernia enlarged until a large part of my stomach was constantly above the diaphragm. I experienced major lung problems due to inhalation of reflux so, I finally had to have the surgery.
My surgery was performed in a military teaching hospital and I could not have received better care. Thanks to the Forum I was fully prepared for many of the problems and pitfalls of recovery. I made a full, fast recovery.
I am now able to eat anything regardless of the content. Although I am somewhat wary of overdoing spices, salt, overdoing exercise, etc. I am back to living my life to the fullest. Except for being careful not to over-eat, I haven't experienced any symptoms since my operation.

I thank everyone involved in the Forum for your information and encouragement.
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