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whatever 'normal' is

Posted 08-25-2013 04:04 PM by Frumquist

The doctor says to go ahead with a normal life but use common sense. I'm not sure that those things always go together. He said it looks like we hit a home run with the healing from the surgery and the disappearance of all of the symptoms that we thought 'might' have been associated with gerd. Symptoms including, coughing, throat, and sinus problems accompanying the burning, regurgitating, swallowing problems.
After the first of the year (6 months post-op) I'll go back for a barium swallow...
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And the pain goes on & on & on...!!

Posted 08-14-2013 05:51 AM by Dandy33

Anyone who has the same problem has my absolute sympathy!! Pain..at least..constant pain grinds you into the ground. Ther are the "good" days which for the most part means that the pain subsides enough to allow for a reasonable amount of activity... in other words, I am able to get a few household chores done and get a decent meal prepared.
I try to go swimming at least once a week..and then my Db nurse very helpfully suggests that perhaps I could up that to twice a week! All very
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6 weeks post op

Posted 08-13-2013 07:28 PM by Frumquist

Tomorrow I go see the surgeon who did the modified nissen 6 weeks ago. If I had it to do over again, YES, I would do it. I have not taken, or needed, any gerd-type meds. I don't need any pain meds from the surgery. Sure, I watch what I eat, I watch how fast I eat, and I chew stuff very well. Actually, the problem foods are thick starchy things and thick meats (like steak). I have NO problem with tomato-based stuff or spicy stuff. Yesterday and today I have had a beer with minor bloating. I know...
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31 days post op

Posted 08-01-2013 10:33 AM by Frumquist

Wow! Time flies -- sorta. There continues to be improvement but a lifetime of bad eating habits are hard to change. I still haven't tried anything carbonated because I seem to get bloated too easily by doing stupid things like eating too fast or not chewing enough. 1 trick I have found is to take a sip of water with every mouthful of food. It helps break down the food better and reminds me to chew more. On those occasions that I try to swallow too much and it gets stuck, well, my wife is now used...
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My Journey

Posted 08-01-2013 03:48 AM by Paperlaces

Today the 1/8/2013 is my daughters birthday I'm happy that I didn't go for my biopsy today. Tomorrow morning at 9:00am I'm having a ultrasound and biopsy on my right breast. I'm 61 the last few days my breast has been sore as is my underarm. I am worried I've been unwell for about 6 months I have a feeling that breast cancer in my right breast will be detected its the waiting for answers that seem to get to me I just won't answers, then I'll be able to deal with cancer.
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