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Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum and would like to introduce myself.
My name is Heather. I'm 36 years old, live in Oregon (USA) and was diagnosed with Achalasia this month 8/17. I've dealt with swallowing liquid and solid issues for about 6 months now. After seeing many Dr's and specialists, going through a large assortment of tests, being admitted to the hospital, I was finally diagnosed with Achalasia.
I met with my surgeon last week and after hearing my treatment options, I've chosen the POEM procedure. I'm/we are waiting to hear back from my insurance to see if they will approve my procedure.
This has been quite a year for me health wise. I've dealt with the Achalasia issues, kidney stones, being admitted to the hospital and I also have/deal with Multiple Sclerosis as well. My auto immune system SUCKS.
I'd love to hear from others on their trials and tribulations with Achalasia and to hear what treatment procedures you've gone through. Has the treatment/procedure helped you?
Thank you, Heather
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