Hi, I'm new here. I just found this site and at the right time. This week will be one month since I had the Nissen fundoplication surgery, but it appears the surgery has failed.
I'd been on Nexium daily for 4 years, only being able to not take it for a day, otherwise I'd become nauseous, vomit and have excruciating chest pains. I decided to seek a second opinion because I was sure that what I was experiencing had to be more than just GERD. The doctor I found confirmed GERD and told me about Nissen. I did my research, mulled over my options and decided to go for it. I also had a large hiatal hernia and esophagitis, which encouraged my decision.
I spent 3 days in the hospital and was discharged on Nexium for the next 6 months and liquid diet for a month (I'm so looking forward to eating this week 😄). Anyway, since the healing process seemed to have been going so well (I had no pain and never needed pain meds after surgery and I was back to normal in a week), the doctor decided 4 days ago that I could stop taking the Nexium. Since then, that same old feeling of nausea and progressively worsening heartburn have returned. it is worse when I wake up in the mornings and within 2 hours of eating. I'm so disappointed. I'd read that GERD could return, but I was cautiously hoping that I'd get even 5 years relief. Now it seems that it may be back to Nexium for life.
Has this happened to anyone? I hope you can tell me it was resolved without a redo. BTW, I also had gastric bypass surgery 13 years ago. I don't know if this makes my case different. Thanks for reading; hope you can shed some light.