Thanks Nickers and Aussiearies for your replies. Aussiearies, that's really reassuring. Obviously I understand the surgeons' concerns and I don't want to make light of reflux as it at best totally miserable and at worst dangerous, but I am hoping that I will be lucky enough for my reflux to stay as it is now (which is totally manageable.) I'm on 40mg of Nexium daily but I ham pretty much symptom free on that dosage.
I hope upping your prescription gives you some relief. :)
Fingers crossed I will be able to have the sleeve, as I really don't want bypass at this stage. My reasoning is that I would be best to at least try the sleeve and hopefully I'll be fine, however if the reflux is dreadful I can convert to a bypass later on. Let's hope my surgeon thinks this is a good option!