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Hi group, I was diagnosed with Achalasia over a year ago. It was bad. Constant regurge, I'm already thin but lost 20 pounds over 12 months . I "managed" by drinking protein shakes, staying very busy and rarely eating more than a couple bites in public so I wouldn't have to run to the bathroom. My job and my band had me booked quite heavily and I felt that I has to fulfill those obligations. Top it off, silly as it sound, I enjoy wearing a bikini and was worried about the scars from the lapriscopic instruments. What a nut I was!!!!
I finally had to schedule to the Heller Myotomy with Dor Fundolipication and on Nov 28 had it performed by Dr Adrian Park, Annapolis MD. The operation was a success the doctor told me. I had some awful post-surgery spasms but powered through. I was on clear liquids for 7 days and have now graduated to pureed food.
I am very pleased to say, I have no regurgitation, hardly any incision pain, little difficulty getting a big breath but the best part is...I can eat again.
I'm getting stronger every day and feel NORMAL again.
My family is relieved. I am THRILLED.
I urge those of you struggling with Achalasia to get with a good surgeon and put this awful disorder behind you. HERE'S TO YOUR HEALTH!!!
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