it's been about
8 months now, since the hiatal hernia fix and EndoStim implant and time for an update.
I no longer have that awful gas pain in my shoulders, I think it ceased after 6 months. Am very happy about
There are still a lot of foods that are difficult to swallow since having the EndoStim, these include Kellogg's All Bran, Nestle Shredded Wheat, Shreddies, etc. And hard breads, crusty breads, scrambled/omelette eggs, and chips (fries), rice, pasta, noodles, also ribs, roast meats including the breast of chickens.
I try to avoid them, as they still get stuck and that's a horrible feeling.
Actually eating, and the prospect of eating, a lot of meals makes me feel ill just looking at it, and these include terribly oily based salads, mayonnaise sandwiches, tomatoes mixed in salads, pesto & mozarella, A shame as I used to love roast veg/mozarella ciabattas, but they're a no go area for me now, because they make me feel nauseaus. It is a problem when not at home because others just don't understand my "fussiness" now, when it comes to foods.
But the most important thing is, no regrets at all about
having EndoStim, it has taken away 99.9% of all reflux/indigestion/heartburn, and I have not had to have any of the reflux meds at all.
The EndoStim still seems to set off alarms as I am entering chemists and other places which have an alarm system by the entance, it is really embarrassing!
For me I feel I chose the right device and if I can't tolerate rice I really don't care! What's important is that EndoStim and the hernia fix have been truly amazing.
Post Edited (321lift0ff) : 9/17/2017 8:49:11 AM (GMT-6)