Just got back from a follow up with my GI wherein he was very realistic about setting expectations. He noted that my upcoming Nissen Fundoplication is unlikely to improve my esophageal dysmotility, and may even make it worse. This is information I've been aware of from my research. I'm also aware that motility is likely to just get worse over time anyways, and I'm prepared for that eventuality.
Keeping in mind that I am still in the process of pursuing a diagnosis (my rheumatologist suspects Scleroderma and I go back next week for results of bloodwork) I do understand that many people here also have esophageal dysmotility.
I'm just curious to hear from others who have problems with swallowing and contractions that may have also had a Nissen Fundoplication. Did your motility get worse after surgery? How have your motility issues progressed over time? I've read a lot of clinical information about treatment and prognosis, I'm just curious to hear some first hand experiences, and any advice or things to keep in mind from those who have been there.
Again, thanks for the wonderful reception I've received here!