As you know, I've had Barrett's esophagus for probably over 10 years, along with ulcers that won't heal + a recurrent stricture. The doc brought up the idea of removing part of the esophagus again. but it's a huge + risky surgery, even for a healthy person. Supposedly it would help prevent cancer, since I've had high grade dysplasia at least some of the time.
Please guide me. I'm still recovering from the hip replacement, + finally getting more mobile. The last thing I want to do is subject this poor ravaged body to ANOTHER surgery that could take up to 6 hrs. That would be another big stress on the transplant kidney, + there can be plenty of problems afterward that make people regret they ever had the surgery done in the first place. I heard of at least one woman who had to have a 2nd surgery bc the first one caused her so much trouble. I can't see putting myself through all that.
My strong inclination is not to agree to surgery. You've protected me from cancer all these years, so I'm praying you'll continue to do so. If for some reason You want me to have this surgery, then please speak to my heart about it. Otherwise, I'm not going to do it.
There are 2 more tests in the works to assess swallowing + pH impedance. We'll see what those show.
TY for taking care of me so wonderfully all these years.
In Your precious name, amen.