I have had achalasia at 16years of age where they pinned back the muscles of the oesophagus giving free flow when eating as the food was getting stuck. This I lived with till 2008 when I was diagnosed with a condition requiring the IVOR LEWIS (Oesophagectomy) removal of the oesophagus and stomach lift and re-joining.
Since this I have had problems with eating as it causes pain like a Bloating, Cramping type pain followed by very loose bowel movements.
I have now been diagnosed with CML (Leukaemia) Just lucky I guess !!.
Follow up symptoms I am getting are:-
- Cramps, Pain after eating which take all my energy out of me.
- Inability to exercise at any great length.
- Constant tiredness.
In hindsight I do not know if the constant struggle with this pain and side effects was worth it.
of course I am happy that I am still living but would like some quality of life.
I do not know if anyone else is experiencing anything like this but would lke to hear from anyone who is struggling.
I am 50 and had the operation when I was mid 40's.