Has anyone here ever suffered with a Hiatus Hernia? anyone ever had corrective surgery??
Ive struggled for ages with bad heartburn and from time to time bad chest pain that to me felt like I was having a heart attack. I had all the heart checks and was told by an uppity Heart Specialist that i was obviously a very nervous and stressed type of person and I was reacting to every little twinge in my chest and thinking it was a heart attack. he suggested i needed to do relaxation exercises which is exactly what i needed to do to stop myself from shoving the idiot off his chair. Anyway...I ended up complaining again to my GP as the pain had become stronger over the past few months and now It has been discovered that I have a Haitus Hernia which explains the chest pain. No amount of relaxation exercises is going to solve that. Oddly since I was diagnosed a few weeks back the pressure and pain in my check is becoming worse and it looks like im going to have to have corrective surgery which scares the hell out of me. its a big surgery and from what i can find out requires a 10 day stay in hospital and having a feeder tube up your nose and down into the stomach...im really not keen on that :(
If there is anyone here who has been through this I would love to hear your story.