I am new here - 53 year old, female. Diagnosed with Achalasia almost 3 years ago. Have had 5/6 dilatations to date. Space in between usually about 2 months of ok eating, then 4 or 5 months gradual decline. Surgeon wants to another dilatation. I have said "no more". I am surviving on prescribed drinks from dietician/GP, tea and water. Consultant not keen to do Hellors myotomy because I have other medical conditions and anaethetic not good.....but am aneasthetised for dilatation. I think I can manage on prescribed drinks. Food has become a burden - not at all pleasurable. Am I being realistic - can I manage this way ? Or am I being totally unrealistic ?