Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hiatal Hernia what is that anyway!

Hello blogger, how is everyone today. I hope you are better than I am today. Today I am sore, tired, and my bottom is iterated. I had a very nice procedure today. In fact I had two procedures today one was an endoscopy and a cloudscape. One of my many diagnoses was what they call a hiatal hernia. What is that. well I did some research and this is what I found take a look and then you can tell me what do you think. Go to YouTube and look up "How to identify and correct a hiatal hernia" then tell me if you think I should have surgery to correct this. Let me just tell you that my stomach hurts almost everyday and I have troubling swallowing water sometimes. can I leave with this pain and discomfort? What would you do?


  1. Althea - my grandmother had this - it was awful! I say if the doctor recommends surgery, you should do it.

  2. Althea, as a nurse, I think you should follow the advice of the doctor. It you feel a second opinion, please get one. I know you did the research, but keep on looking and find out what the long term affect the hiatal hernia will cause on you body and physical functioning. Good luck and as always, be blessed.