Good afternoon beautiful people. I have recently started having really bad acid reflux. It seems to be sitting right at the back of my throat causing nausea. I take my medication everyday and dodged anything that could make it start burning. However I have notice that something as simple as water makes it start up. One thing about Gastric bypass surgery is that acid reflux shouldn’t be a problem anymore because of how the stomach is rearranged. Well that’s not the case with me. Mine was bad before my surgery and still is!
Here is the kicker RNY Gastric Bypass procedure is considered the gold standard treatment for GERD in obese patients. The creation of our new small pouch is suppose to diverts most of the acid produced by the stomach away from the esophagus. I wished someone would tell my body that. Shoot I had to call my doctor to prescribed something stronger. I take two different pills a day one in the morning and one at night to alleviate the acid reflux. I am having a endoscopy and colonscopy next month at the same time to look at my pouch and I am having the colonscopy because colon cancer runs in my family. My mother had stage one colon cancer about two years ago and my Grandmother passed away from stage four colon cancer. Because of this I have to start having colonscopy at the age of 44 years old to prevent colon cancer.
I have to tell you something else I learned while looking up information about acid reflux after gastric bypass surgery. It was stated in one of the articles that I read that when you eat fatty foods this can also cause acid reflux because my little pouch is trying to break that illegal fat down. Thus causing extreme acid reflux. If this is the case it is nobody fault but my own. I know how I am suppose to eat and I deserve it by eating fatty foods and not following my nutrition guidelines. Shoot I tell you what this heifer right here has learned and I am ignoring all fatty foods…. don’t nobody got time for 24 hours, 7 days a week heartburn. Plus I am considering cutting out my one cup of caffeine filled coffee in the morning…. All I want is …..to be heartburn free. I do know when I see my gastric bypass doctor I would never tell him I googled my symptoms because doctors hate to hear that when they are examining you.
Nevertheless keep me in your thoughts and prayers as we figure out what is going on.
Love, peace and happiness!
Blessing from Tracy