surgery; should I do it?
Because my acid reflux is so out of control and I am on triple the dose of meds, my doctor wants me to have the heartburn surgery where they take your stomach and wrap it around your esophugus. I met with the surgeon a couple weeks ago but I have to admit it scares the you-know- what out of me. Has anyone had this type of surgery and can you give me any advice or pros and cons please!
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I can't stand the pain anymore. I have done all that I am supposed to do with diet and medication and nothing helped and am in constant discomfort and pain. I don't know how to get from one minute to the next. I don't know what to do. I don't know why I am posting this except that I am so tired. I can barely sleep or eat and my next specialist appointment isn't for a month. I don't...
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