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Hello all, so after about a year of dealing with the symptoms(unable to swallow, rapid weight loss, dehydration, kidney levels out of wack, food coming back up etc) and being wrongly diagnosed with acid reflux by doctors. I finally was rushed to GEORGETOWN hospital in DC after passing out at work from dehydration. There I got diagnosed after a endoscopy and barium swallow test was done. I was informed that due to my age(33) and bodybuild (athletic) the best option is a H.M surgery. This was very sad news to me. I workout and play BASKETBALL everyday! The idea of cutting into my abdomen and being down for 8 weeks is scary. I later found out a old friend has Achlasia as well and he did the Ballon dialtions. He said after each visit he could eat within hours of leaving the doc office. first two times it was every 6mnths, then he didn't need one till a year later, then another year later, now it's been several years since he's been back for a dialtion and he's eating drinking fine (we used to hoop together in highschool on thru to our early 20s he was the same size and build as me to a T. He doesn't play anymore and now.... well let's just say by looking at his body it's clear he has had NO PROBLEMS keeping food down lol). I don't want to get evasive surgery if I don't absolutely need to and cutting into my muscle wall would leave open to hernias I believe, especially given how much I workout. But I do want something done I can't continue to live not being able to eat or even drink water at times without it coming back up. I am struggling with the decision should I get the dialtion or H.M?? My time is winding down till the date the docs set my H.M for what should I do?
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