Friday, June 05, 2009
I am back home after my operation. They call the operation a Nissen-procedure. By the costs, they should have named it a BMW-procedure.
They made 5 holes on my stomach and then did the following by means of telescopic surgery:
1. Pull the stomach down through the diaphragm;
2. Tighten the hole in the diaphragm;
3. Wrap my stomach around the esophagus to make a one-way valve.
This way I will not get reflux into my esophagus again.
It is pretty sore, but the doctor reckons the operation was a success. Now I'm booked off until Thursday.
This was step 1. As soon as the Halo360 technology arrives in SA (a couple of months), We'll discuss zapping the Barretts and removing it completely. Thanks for all the prayers, messaged and telephone calls. It is much appreciated.
Now back to my soup, jelly and fruit juice diet (for a month!)