RandyDandy, I don't think it's fair to say that Tummytuck is trying to be "lazy" and that she should "know better." It is normal for people to trust their doctors and doctors are perscribing these pills.
I know of at least 5 people who take PPIs once a day and can eat whatever they like. They have no symptoms while they are on the pill. It really depends on how severe the GERD is. I am not an advocator of using the pills for myself. I'd rather be off of them. But, tummytuck just wants to heal, just like all of us.