Posted 12/2/2015 12:01 PM (GMT -7)
Suppose I already know the answer but feel like I've just got to let off steam. After dealing with LPR for 2 years now I feel like I can't off load anymore to friends and family I think they just can't understand why I can't just get on with life.
I've had 2 fundoplications, first a toupet may 2014 and a full Nissen sept 22 10 weeks ago. The LPR eased after the first fundo for a couple of weeks max, I think whilst it was still swollen I guess and I had about 3/4 weeks relief with this full Nissen. It's back in full flow, had a particularly bad night last night. The acid throat wakes me up with the pain, I feel like I can pin point a patch in my throat which is particularly sore, the mucus and throat clearing are also back with a vengeance. I feel so sad and feel like I have no hope left. I'm 38, single working mom. I feel so so low, partly due to exhaustion and also to the prospect of living with this for the rest of my life.
PPI don't help as according to impedance testing prior to this redo it shown mainly weak acid and alkaline reflux to the throat area. The surgeon told me prior to surgery that he didn't think surgery would eradicate my symptoms and that maybe it's something I will have to live with. I'm presuming he was basically forwarning me that he would not be prepared to do any more should the surgery not eradicate my symptoms.
So what now? Where do I go? Do I suffer a horrific sore throat, cough and LPR asthma for the rest of my Life? I'm exhausted, moved is on blocks, I sleep on a wedge and I still get woken by the pain. What do I do? Sorry I don't expect anyone to have answers I'm
Just tired and feel broken and sometimes find it difficult being happy jovial organised happy mom when at times I just feel like all hope is lost.