This is my 8th day after Esophyx, and I am still having left shoulder pain and abdominal cramping. The shoulder pain is worse. It was assumed from phrenic nerve irritation, and should resolve in a week, but mine haven't...don't know why. The recovery is not as easy as I have thought. I am still on meds right now, same dose as before exophyx. When I try to cut the dose in half right after the procedure, I still get heartbrun. The doc told me to wait for a few weeks before I can say for sure if I still have reflux. He is confident that the new valve he repaired is strong. I hope he is right. I will find out in 1 week whether this procedure works. I took 12 days off work. There is no way I can go back to work in less than 1 week.
Where are you getting your procedure done. How bad was your reflux? Do you have hiatal hernia? How long have you had it. Are you recommended for Nissen fundoplication?