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  • Fnixon has replied to a post on the message board

    Sorry I missed the question about my age. I was diagnosed  when I was 65 years of age and I am 70 now. This year we became grandparents so I am having a whole new experience in life! I am so glad that I am still gere!

    October 01 at 12:20 AM view post
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      So as I mentioned, I live a completely normal life with no issues. For the first year after surgery, it was a struggle to keep my weight up. All that turned around at about the year's end and I am back to normal being careful not to put on weight. I have no acid  problems or any other issues. When I see people suffering with heartburn I tell them that I feel sorry for them having to deal with an original setup!

      October 01 at 12:16 AM view post
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        I forgot to mention that I didn't suffer pain from the surgery or other treatment. The only discomfort that I experienced was from the incision, which is pretty normal with any surgery that cuts through the muscle wall. that only lasted a few days, maybe a week.

        September 30 at 2:08 AM view post
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          I had the same treatment and procedure that you are describing, in 2014. I have been found desease free after five years. I did not have any complications and live a completely normal life. I take a pill to reduce acid production and I sleep on a six inch wedge pillow. I will never again have heartburn because that part is missing! My treatment and surgury was performed in Newmarket, Ontario in Canada. I wish that yo...

          September 30 at 2:05 AM view post
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            Welcome to the forum. I am sorry to hear that you had to go through so much but glad that you made it through. My experience was very easy without complications. I had a dilation as a routine procedure on my first post operative scoping. I have not had another in four and a half years. However from what I have read, it is not uncommon to have one or two a year. I wish you all the best in your continuing journey.

            February 19 at 2:49 AM view post
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              I had chemo, radiation and surgery in 2014 for EC. I had no complications and live a happy normal life. I also live in Canada. My advice is that if you are fortunate enough to be offered surgery, go for it. My surgery was done at a center that specializes in the procedure. I had an incision in my neck and one in my abdomen, but not through the rib cage.

              January 24 at 7:39 PM view post
              • Fnixon has replied to a post on the message board

                I think the posting you want to read is about 20 posts down from here. It is called "A new pillow that really helped", dated Oct. 23, 2018. I use a six inch wedge pillow and I am good with it.

                December 20 at 7:30 PM view post
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                  This last one for me wasn't too bad. The thing is there are people who have never had EC and struggle with this problem. So I don't know if in my case it would happened even if I had never had EC and the surgery. All in all I have a pretty normal and happy life.

                  December 06 at 6:37 PM view post
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                    I am four years post surgery. In the first year I had two incidents at night, about two days apart. Last week I had another at night. I was lucky to wake up promptly so there wasn't too much burning. I am hoping that it doesn't happen for another four years or more!

                    December 06 at 3:30 PM view post
                    • Fnixon has replied to a post on the message board

                      There are meal replacement drinks such as Boost and Ensure. I used Ensure for a while before surgery. At the time there were two versions, one with half the calories of the other. the higher calory drink was a bit overwhelming. If you try them, they have programs that you can sign up to, to get discounts on the product.  

                      December 06 at 3:26 PM view post
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