Posted 2/8/2020 11:41 AM (GMT -7)
I had my surgery in May 2019 age 70, after 19 years of dealing with GERD LPR. I had stopped the double dose of PPIs that never worked, after a cancerous polyp was found. My main symptoms were globus and throat clearing that were interfering with my work and my life. I had bottles of liquid Gaviscon in every room, in my purse; DGL tablets by the handful, bottles of alkaline water. It was running my life and causing emotional and physical problems. I tried every LPR diet and was following Dr Koufmans Med. protocol. For me the only thing that sort of worked was Chinese “ plum pit” herb pills from Amazon - ( globus is the feeling of plum pit in the throat). I also did acupuncture for Vagal nerve. The liquid Gaviscon also stopped the barking.
I had a top surgeon and took a leap of faith, especially after reading all the things that can go wrong on forums like this one.
My recovery went well, there were a few scary moments with food getting stuck. I have now gained my weight back unfortunately. The globus is gone(!!!!), throat clearing mostly gone. I get up and have a triple espresso every day, no problem. I am so relieved that surgery worked!
Good luck to all.