Update as 3rd anniversary approaches-dilation

Since I wrote my initial article, I had a LINX dilation in October 2014. I was one of the earliest post market LINX patients, and my device size was smaller than the sizes used regularly today. In September 2014, I was still having some food and liquid delay going down–it wasn’t painful and wasn’t interfering with my life–but it was taking a long time for me to eat a meal.  Barium swallow showed some persistent delay. My expert team and I thought dilation might improve things by breaking up some of the scar tissue that had formed around the beads. And it has–eating time is better and my husband, friends, and colleagues appreciate the difference!