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I was diagnosed with Achalasia in October 2006 and it's taken me this long to find other people with the same condition! I've had the major symptoms for around 2 years but like many others just put it down to stress! My GP suggested Gaviscon at first then on moving house and changing GP's I was referred to the hospital. I cannot fault the consultant, from my first endoscopy he knew what the problem was but still had to refer me for the mametory test at a London hospital where it was confirmed. I have since met with both my consultant and my surgeon and have decided to go for the surgery straight away.
As always with the NHS there is a waiting list of months (they're not sure how many months!). However I do have a form of private health care who can help and am waiting on the paperwork!
I have never had any form of surgery before and am obviuosly extremley worried about every aspect of it! Having read other peoples comments it seems worth while and although I wouldn't wish this condition on anyone I am glad I'm not alone.
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