Just wanted to share this minor bit of good news.
I'm three and a half years post-op and have had occasional intermittent mild pain at night around 'the join' for much of that time, maybe once or twice a month.
Various things were tried without much change. It became much more of a problem recently, the night pain becoming much more severe and frequent. We'd changed from Omeprazole to Lansoprazole and doubled the strength, no change. So, more serious causes having been discounted, the doctor scratched her head and suggested "given that your digestive tract is much shorter now, maybe these drugs are simply not being absorbed" or words to that effect.
So I was put on oro-dispersible Lansoprazole, which dissolves on my tongue.
Amazing! From that night on, completely pain free!
John in Grantham