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I have a 2cm sliding hiatus hernia discovered by endoscopy last April (2015). I had gastritis as well (which was causing me stomach pain). Was put on Lanzoprozole to clear up the gastritis, which it did.
I've been getting heart attack pains now and then since the last 3 years and the general pressure pain on sternum and back area which varies from uncomfortable to distressing. Also got taken into A&E twice with horrific pain, it really was awful. I've had these pains quite a bit now so GP has reffered me to a gastroenterologist.
I want to surgery because the tablets aren't making this go away and it's ruining my quality of life.
So to you guys who have had surgery and it was successful, how long does it take you to get back to some sort of normality, do you have to stay on bland food for weeks/months. Are you happy you had it done? etc
Any info would be great and any tips on trying to get the consultant to agree to surgery. I need it, I know I need it but I also know sometimes the medical profession would rather you be on medication for ever (god knows why!)
Thanks in advance, I just need to see light at the end of the tunnel. x
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