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Had Fundoplication operation on 4.2.08. Symptoms first appeared 4 years or so ago - acid reflux, tiredness, nausea / general unwellness. Things like bending over after eating or spicy foods, caffeine, wine, chocolate all made things worse.
Took 12 months+ to diagnose via 24 hour pH test (which showed slightly raised acid levels) and endoscopy (which was clear).
Lanzoprazole sorted out the acid problems but consultant recommended Fundoplication at some stage as condition would probably only get worse and long term dependency on proton inhibitors a concern.
Went ahead with the op beginning of Feb and was not as bad as feared.
Hiatus hernia type repair as well as the Fundoplication apparently.
Op on Monday afternoon, home Tuesday morning! Back to work within a couple of weeks and down the gym also.
Reflux gone, no medication so far (after a month). Eating is tricky due to internal swelling take c.6 weeks to go down. Still not got that feeling of \"wellbeing\" but hopefully that will come in time.
Interested in others experiences of recovering from the operation??
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