Hello, this is my first post on this website, so not sure how it all works.
My story, where do I start?
I'm 22 and suffered with acid reflux for many years, my Asthma was affeced badly and always seemed to have chest infections. I tried and tested various acid suppressors/PPI's etc. After seeing a Gastroenterologist and having all the neccessary tests (pH,Gastroscopy Barium x-ray) the Dr told me I had severe reflux and Hiatus Hernia, I was put on a waiting list for a Laprascopic Nissen Fundoplication & H.Hernia repair.
I had the operation in September 2007, apart from developing fluid on one Lung, chest infection and a wound infection, the surgery went well.
Apart from swallowing difficulty when eating hard/lumpy foods like meat etc, Finally, after many years I was acid free. Approximately 3 months post op, I was lying in bed one evening and started experiencing acid and a burning/pain in the centre/epigastric region. Since then, I've experienced many of my symptoms I had prior to surgery, i.e. the ability to belch, regurgitation etc.
I explained all this to my surgeon, he then arranged for me to have a Barium x-ray and a Gastroscopy to see what is going on inside.
I had these test done last month and due to see the surgeon in 2 weeks for results.
Following the Barium x-ray, the nurse briefly told me that there was hernia, but didn't say how big and the piece of bread they got me to swallow wasn't going down, it was sticking.
And all I know from the Gastroscopy, is that theres a slippage of the Cardia.
This brings me to the reason I'm hear posting this. I want to know if anyone can tell me what "Slippage of the Cardia" means?
Any advice welcome.