MISSY HAS DONE HER OWN UPDATE ON THIS, PLEASE GO TO:
AND RESPOND THERE. Thanks
Just spoke with her husband and she came through just fine this morning. Surgery date finally set She's currently sleeping. They did not remove her thyroid. If you google LINX procedure you'll learn all about the device that was implanted. I asked how long before she could eat solid food and he said "immediately." He said it's similar in concept to after a heart attack. They have you up and exercising right away. He said it takes 6-8 weeks for your body to adjust to the devise and full recoup take 6-8 months. (I think I got that right.)
I just read the following:
To prevent the LINX device from scarring into a fixed position, “physical therapy” will be required. What is physical therapy for the LINX? EATING! By eating small meals frequently, you are exercising the device. Similar to exercising a knee after surgery, constant movement will allow the device to stay mobile and prevent long-term problems with swallowing.
We encourage eating five to seven small meals throughout the day or a small snack every one to two hours. Every time you swallow a bite of food, the device opens and closes, which stretches out the scar tissue. This results in optimum healing of the LINX.
I'm sure she'd appreciate some prayers.
Sending much love in your direction, Missy. Heal well and thoroughly.
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She just called. I couldn't believe it! She sounds GREAT. Happy to have it over with and feels good! Will be reading, but not conversating on here for a bit.