Thanks for the well wishes guitar gerd. I too love guitar. Been playing for 25 years. I see above that you have a small hiatal hernia. Was it discovered recently . Endoscope?
I've been a guitar hacker since I'm a kid. Keeps me occupied and I love playing the old tunes from The Who, Zeppelin, Humble Pie and the rest from that era. Yeah, I'm that old. lol
As for my hiatal hernia? Yeah, first identified in a barium swallow test, then confirmed during a EGD, a few years ago. It has has not gotten bigger and does not cause swallowing issues. As I mentioned, it seems like my problems were emanating from undiagnosed EoE. Right now, eliminating diary and wheat (two of the most common EoE triggers) has me swallowing better than I have in years. Make sure you get a biopsy for EoE the next time you are scheduled for an EGD.
Best of luck with your path forward toward feeling better.