Anxiety does gets us in the worse time alot. I am thinking doing surgery, but first I have to be seen Gastroenterologist who will examin me and might as well do some test on me on endoscopy, manometry, 24hr PH monitor, a stomach-emptying test as well. I just want to do all test, but I have a hell GERD, I tried different PPI as lansoprazole, omeprazole, rabeprazole, and none of them working for me at all, I was taking twice as each 30mg but still no effect, I am still getting food coming out of my throat, I don't think PPI is helping me and even my doctor said staying in PPI for longer it will eventually make your body worse and specially we need Acid to digest well, I don't know if I would have a power to convince my Gastroenterologist to allow me do Nissen Surgery, I know its a big step for me, but I rather doit than staying with GERD. I have many complication as symptoms are: Wind, bloating, excessive burping, Excessive saliva, also swallowing alot of wind, as well I have chest pain. It really bothers me alot, can't continue my life with this problem, I hope I would be accepted for Nissen Surgery, but I am so glad you have done Nissen surgery and you are getting better slowly and I pray for you.
May I ask you, as your Gastroenterologist, he/she tried to force you to stay on PPI and not do Nissen surgery. Would you have right to do Nissen Surgery in your decision?
I got to see Gastroenterologist on 3rd September next week, I hope agrees with me but mostly I can see I have some of your symptoms you had before as I have still myself. To tell you truth I am kind of scarred of Nissen surgery to do but I need to brave in my life and move on on every step to continue in my life and never give up or lose hope in myself.