Hi I am a male from the UK who's about to undergo Nissen Fundoplication surgery 3 days from now. I have read a few other peoples stories on here and thought I would try and share my experiences as I go through this and the post op experience too.
My GERD background - diagnosed 2 years ago but have had it for over 10 years but didn't realize till it got severe. First endoscopy revealed a swollen esophagus, multiple ulcers, a rolling hernia, and Barratt's Syndrome. Was put on meds which failed to get it under control, just got worse, admitted to hospital a few times with pain so severe they filled me with morphine to take the edge off it. A PH and and manometry test finally showed that my LES was not functioning at all, also my swallowing function was only working at about 60% the reflux scores were in the doctors words "off the scale" - 14 being considered high I scored 256 at the lower end of my esophagus while the higher end was hitting 30!
I was then recommended for surgery and after a 4 month wait we are finally approaching the day.
Have begun to get nervous, had surgery before but never as nervous as this time. Also apprehensive of how I will feel the other side of it all.
So I will try and update here as much as I can and hopefully share as much about my experience as some other have done so well on here and given me hope.
Will write again soon,