I wish TO GOD I came across this forum earlier. I had my Linx procedure 8 weeks ago on Monday. The doctor did nothing to prepare me for the recovery process. He actually told me I'd be up on my feet in a couple of days and could go back to work. I was not ready and would recommend at least a full week home.
I don't totally regret having the procedure, because it did what it was supposed to -- cure me of my GERD and get me off meds. I'm 53 and have had bad hearburn for about
However, I am incredibly frustrated because I cannot eat normally. While I appreciate the weight loss (I'm not overweight but I'm not skinny, at least I wasn't), I would like to enjoy a meal, darn it. I feel full ALL THE TIME. I manage to eat a little during the day and I'm OK, but if I eat dinner, I inevitably vomit. I must be eating fewer than 500 calories a day, no joke. I also have frequent hiccups and an excessive amount of saliva.
I went for my follow up yesterday. They got me in with the radiologist and he said everything with Linx looked great, not to worry. But I don't think he's taking my concerns seriously.
Does one ever go back to eating (and drinking -- I love my wine) like a normal person?
Thanks. Reading everyone else's experiences has been very helpful. I feel like sending this link to my doctor.
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