So I've been to the ENT twice in the last month (once at the start and second just a few days ago)
The first time she went down she found a granulome in the vocal cords, which was affecting my singing, and a bit of cobblestoning on the lining of the larynx. We assumed that this was likely damaged caused prior to the operation.
However, when she checked a few days ago, the granulome was gone, but the cobblestoning was worse.
Until now, I have had constant 'peppermint in the throat' symptoms since the operation 2 months ago, however this pointed to the healing process which I assume is still on-going.
So to my main questions, after the operation, would diet still be linked to reflux?? Is it normal to get bad reflux soon after the operation if good habits are not kept to?
I ask this because of these factors:
- I was naughty and got drunk in red wine twice in the last two months, since I had never been drunk for 6 years.
- I have been eating late at night. Chips, pizza, chocolate and dairy milk
- my bed was only on a 1-2 inch recline at nights
And most importantly!
- my stomach still feels like there is a 'barrier' at the LES. I.e I don't burp easily (unless I force it, which i don't do), it hurts to swallow potato/rice too quickly and I get hiccups when my stomach wants to leak during the day. So this tells me that there is still an in tact wrap down there stopping reflux...
I would be so happy to know it's just a diet thing, and not a return of a hiatus hernia. I don't want to take meds anymore and I want to sing again.
Thanks for all the help!
Post Edited (Burningrand) : 9/2/2014 5:23:34 AM (GMT-6)