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Sun Aug 28, 2016, 08:05 PM

Update: My wife's surgery did NOT exactly fail

You may recall this thread:

http://www.discussionist.com/10216302

Where it was determined my wife's Achalasia surgery had failed. Well it turns out that was not exactly correct. She had a scope down her throat Friday and once they were able to eyeball it what was finally determined was her Lower Esophageal Sphincter is actually open What is wrong is she has a nasty case of Esophagitis, which is a situation in which there is severe inflammation due to stomach acid coming back up through the LES. Basically she has severe acid reflux. Due to the death of the nerves, she never felt it. They had taken her off of all of her post surgical meds due to a severe allergic reaction which we were never able to pinpoint. Well she's back on them now, and we're keeping our fingers crossed. We're fairly certain she will need what is called a Fundoplication, which is when they go back in and make a little flap to prevent stomach acid from coming back up into her throat, but that can only happen once this heals. That and the surgery has caused a hiatal hernia, which we will have to address.

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Reply Update: My wife's surgery did NOT exactly fail (Original post)
Currentsitguy Aug 2016 OP
Attila Gorilla Aug 2016 #1
Currentsitguy Aug 2016 #2
wonderwarthog Aug 2016 #3
Bubba Aug 2016 #4
nolidad Aug 2016 #5
Slayer Aug 2016 #6
Currentsitguy Aug 2016 #7
oflguy Sep 2016 #8

Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Sun Aug 28, 2016, 08:27 PM

1. At least you have some good news.

Hopefully they can move onto the next step soon.

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Response to Attila Gorilla (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 28, 2016, 08:33 PM

2. We are hoping the same

Now the campaign will be to lobby for the surgery. Normally I am all for avoiding surgery at all costs so long as there is an alternative. However in this case if the choice is between surgery and a normal eating life and a lifetime of soft foods, eating 6-8 small meals a day and 4-6 proton pump inhibitors (Prilosec, Zantac, etc) a day for the rest of her life, we'll take the surgery.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Sun Aug 28, 2016, 10:58 PM

3. Hope all goes well

For the Missus and she is restored to good health.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 03:02 AM

4. Hoping For The Best For You And Your Wife. N/T

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 06:54 AM

5. Great News!

Me and my church will keep praying for a complete healing!

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 09:14 AM

6. Well that's good news!

 

Hopefully she will be on the mend soon!

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Response to Slayer (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 09:33 AM

7. Thanks, it really is

Not only from a physical standpoint, but a psychological one as well. She was really despairing at the prospect of a major surgery that had a 6 month recovery time. At least this is mostly hopeful. There is still a surgery in her future, but this one is minor.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Sun Sep 4, 2016, 10:37 PM

8. My best wishes to her and you

Let us know how she is doing in the future.

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