Hi…. I thought I’d give anyone interested an update.
I had the surgery on the 27th of January. It was to be a myotomy-heller operation. However, this was changed when the doctor began. A little history before I explain.
I was told that it was for my symptoms relating to achalasia and associated discomfort when eating. Prior to the surgery I alerted an associate of the Surgeon who did an endoscopy on me, and the secretary of the surgeon that I had previously in 2011 and April of 2014 been told that I had a large hernia. Both told me there was no evidence that I had one, but if there was the surgeon would fix it at the same time.
When in recovery I began to have symptoms mimicking a heart attack, but after they did a quick ECG and Xray, I was assured it was not a heart attack, but there was a pocket of gas in my chest. This was caused I was told by the doctor in recovery, because during the surgery that I had, they had to infuse carbon dioxide. The surgery being, a paresophageal hernia repair. This was confusing to me, but the surgeon paid a quick visit and said the last test I had done was badly mis-read. I was out of the hospital in two days and am home now with a limited diet for the next 4 weeks.
On a positive note, I am not in a lot of pain and I actually slept lying down the past two nights. I do wake up a few times but I think my ‘biological clock’ re length of time I have been averaging over this past year has interfered with how long a stretch I can sleep. I think that will correct itself in time.
So, thank you my friends for thoughts, wishes and prayers offered on my behalf. I have much to be thankful for.
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