There are many positive experiences that have been posted on this website. Members ebb and flow, and during recovery experience some challenging experiences that make them feel as if their surgery might be a failure. With time, the vast, vast majority recovery completely and go on to live "happily ever after". Often once healed, they don't ever post here again.
That's the reason I stuck around to help others after my February 2009 Nissen surgery. Like you I saw lots of negative posts, and felt there was a great need for experienced, positive post-Nissen patients to be available to answer questions and let people know it's a great option.
Here's my early recovery journal, that provides an insight into one person's recovery experience. Also, if you read to the end, I write some thoughts about
the Nissen in general.www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=45&m=2183443Best wishes,
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.”