Oct 07, 2018
I had a hietal hernia repair surgery done September 24, 2018. I've been dealing with Gerd & Barrett's esophagus for 20+ years. When my hietal hernia was getting worst is when I got a referral to see a specialist. My surgeon does the weight loss surgeries as well as hietal hernia repair. I was devastated when my surgeon said I had to be under 35% bmi to even talk to me about surgery. I was like what? I had no idea I was obese. I knew I was gaining weight & had no idea why. I work out at the gym 5 days a week and thought I had eaten healthy. Apparently I was wrong. I had to get to 200 lbs before the surgeon would even talk to me about surgery. I got to 204 lbs and he scheduled my surgery. I am two weeks out and am down to 191 lbs. I miss food. I'm on a liquid diet at the moment. I know this is for weight loss surgeries and my surgery is very similar. They had to take my stomach and push it down my esophagus back into my stomach and then take my upper stomach and wrap it around my esophagus and sewn it together. He called it a Nissen (short word). It feels amazing not taking any medication but am feeling lost. I know I will need to keep losing weight and am looking for s support group online and locally. I will be talking to the surgeon about a dietitian and hopefully get in the right direction.