Hi, I am just trying to get some advice as I cant get anywhere at all. Was diagnosed 4th June 2010 with GERD and Hiatus Hernia, also Peptic Ulcer Disease, but have had NO treatment whatever apart from Gaviscon I bought, but the lable said go to GP if you need this for more than a week. Still nothing. I had a private Colonoscopy on 29th May 2010 and 3 Adenomas and 7 Polyps were removed so as far as I know I am clear there, but lost 5 stone in 6 months, by xmas 2010 and another half a stone Jan-Feb 2012. Was just under 12 stone and now 6st 8lb and skin and bone, and from a ladies size 20 am now a 6 or 12-13 year old childs clothes. but STILL no action. I am so confused. My symptoms are that I am never hungry but manage to eat enough to hold my weight static now. When I do eat from the second spoon full or a couple of sips of tea I belch like a road digger and feel it coming back up, and the acid follows through at least 3-4 times a week burning my throat. When drinking sometimes it feels like the fluid is a square peg going down a round hole and it gags and chokes me. I often throw up straight after eating. There is visiable blood in my stools, I switch from Constipation to the opposite every few weeks and I admit I am getting worried now. My father died of Esophageal Cancer at 64 and my sister died of Stomach Cancer aged 55. They were both taken to hospital and it was too late. Dad lasted 5 days and was gone, and they opened my sister up and closed her straight away. She died 3 days later. Am i worrying too much? How can I get treatment? They think I am am mad but cant see how this is affecting me psychologically. Just dont know what to do to get some treatment. My spine has now gone in 3 areas and the Consultant says I am too 'frail' for surgery as I had a 'Backwash' and for a minor surgery recently I had to be Intubated incase it happened again and went into my Lungs due to lying on my back during the procedure, so i am living on Class A drugs till I am well enough for surgery and I can't see how that is right. I have no money left for Private after paying for initial Diagnostics, Endoscopy and Colonoscopy, and am starting to feel my days are numbered. Any advice out there for me please?? What are my rights etc or do i just wait till they do something?...
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