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Nissen Fundplication

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#1 kelowna52


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Posted 11 January 2007 - 05:43 AM

I would like to thank those of you that repied to my last messag re: the Nissen Fundplication surgery. Barbara, my ###### you really had a tough time with this surgery. I went into my doctor yesterday and I told him I was a little worried about having this surgery. He told me to not beleive everything you read on the internet. He said that they now have a 95% success rate with this surgery. I don't know what to think. A friend of mine had it done and she said it helped, but she is unable to vomit if she has to. I can't imagine when I am very nausious, not being able to get rid of what's in my stomach. I'm going to my rheumatologist tomorrow, so we'll see what he say's about it. I was just wondering for those of us who have Scleroderma, how do we know that the Scleroderma won't affect the new surgery. I know anytime I have any kind of procedure done I feel really bad afterwards. Thanks again to all of you for your input.

Jackie S.

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 06:33 AM

Hey Jackie,

I'm sure this really is a tough decision for you. I'm not sure what I would do. I agree with you that it takes a lot more time to bounce back after things since we have Sclero. Maybe your rheumatologist will be able to shed some light and guidance on the issue tomorrow. Sometimes when trying to make a big decision, I get out the pen and paper and literally make a Pro and Con list. Seeing it on paper helps me weight it out.

Let us know how that appt. goes tomorrow.
Warm and gentle hugs,

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 06:50 AM

Hi Jackie,

Wow, that is tough decision to make. I do hope your rheumatologist can give you some input that will help you make the proper decision for you. From what I have read, it does seem to be a pretty safe procedure....but as Sweet and others have said, having scleroderma does tend to complicate things a bit. Please keep us posted on what you decide and how you are doing.

Warm wishes,

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 09:34 AM

I'm really glad that you seem to have asked all the questions and your doctor has reassured you -- that's all I wanted you to do, not to alarm you or others in any way! Like I mentioned in your earlier thread, I was rather unique and thankfully what happened to me is extremely rare.
The others are absolutely right when they say that any kind of surgical procedure is slightly tougher to get over with sclero and I have to say that I'm no exception.
I really wish you well with this and truly hope it works for you.

Best wishes

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 12:43 PM

Thanks again to all of you I think I will be drastically changing my diet before I undergo this type of surgery. I will see what my rheumatologist says about it tomorrow. Thanks again.

Jackie S.