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Hi everyone, I have been suffering since pre 2002 when I had my first endoscopy. Was put on Lansoprazole which I am still on. Had another endoscopy end 2005 which showed things had got worse. I have been back and forth to docs who just increased my dosage to 30mg. Had 3rd endoscopy March 22nd and a biopsy. Biopsy showed evidence of acid and picture taken showed red and inflamed oesphagus. 24ph monitoring test was negative so specialist has been reluctant to offer operation but has admitted that acid damage has got worse and has put me on waiting list (3months) to have laparoscopic fundoplication. But will only give me a 70% success rate because he is not convinced its acid reflux, even after seeing picture and biopsy result, Im confussed at this response. Or is he just trying to get out of doing operation. Did anyone else have a negative ph test. I suffer daily with pain in stomach, above belly button, pain underneath breast bone, tighness in chest area, heart burn, bouts of sickness that come on for no reason and generally feel tired, short of breath and unwell. Have been told will be on liquid diet for 2 weeks followed by pureed food for another 4 weeks. How how you that have had op get on with this, have you found it awkwood. Also how long should I expect to be off work? Im hoping after op to feel a new women, its been all down hill since 40 so Im hoping op will improve my energy levels and give me a new lease of life. . Any comments would be appreciated thanks San :D
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