Farewell, achalasia

For anyone who’s following along: my 2.5-year+ journey with achalasia appears to be almost over. This will mean eating/drinking normal portion sizes without nausea/vomiting/lying down, which will dramatically improve my nutrition, energy levels, usefulness to Michelle and a bunch of other stuff. Yay!

Details: I found out this week that I’ve been scheduled for surgery on Monday week (24 June). The procedure will be a Heller myotomy and if all goes to plan, I’ll be in hospital for 2 days, off work for a few days, eating purees for a month, and then… all good! I’ll probably need to be on anti-reflux drugs for the rest of my life, but I’ve already been on them for a couple of years, so it could be worse.

I’ll keep you posted, no doubt. Will try to spare you the gory details.