Hi, I think this wil be a long post. I don't know who to talk to about this anymore. Feeling pretty blue.
Have not posted for a long time, but still battling with the same issues and some new ones too. Now after my 3rd scope in as many years, my GI has recommended me to a surgeon for consultation for a Nissen Fundo. I have a 3cm Hiatel Hernia, AR/GERD, bad PND, and I've also been told IBS, hypersensitive esophagus, and one doc in the ER thought it was gastroparisis.
I know I have something I'm allergic to, things get worse as soon as the snow melts, but there's somethings year round. Blood allergy tests are neg.
Neg for celiac. 2 years on 2X daily almost every PPI-helped very little. Can't tolerate the side effects either. Contant "lump in my throat" ENT I saw doesn't beleive in LPR. No help from that one.
I haven't went in for a "formal" consult yet, but I called the office and the surgeon was kind enough to call me back personally & answer a few quick questions. I am now down to 92#, (from 106# 3 years ago) and from my research, after the nissen most people seem to be losing alot of weight in the first month(s) while recovering. I can't afford to do that. That's my MAIN concern. The surgeon said I could maintain on a liquid diet or he said, "There's always a feeding tube." Well, I certainly don't want to go there! Anyone---how do I maintain my weight?
I forgot to ask him if a 3 cm Hiatel Hernia is considered "Large" Does anyone know? Also, for anyone who's had the Nissen (this doc says he does the full wrap) How long until you were back to work at full tilt?
I work on a 12-Head Embriodery machine. (15 years) On my feet for 8 hours and always in a half bent position. Hooping the garments or caps, I am continuously applying alot of pressure. The worst thing is, I also have double scoliosis which is getting far worse. I know this job a big factor in my health issues. Been looking for something else for a long while, but so, far no luck. Living in MI doesn't help!!
Well if you're still reading this, thanks so much for listening. Any insights will be grealy appreciated!