I would be grateful if you could advise Mr Hashemi of my progress to date which is absolutely fantastic. Since the operation I have not had one episode of heartburn. My swallowing has now returned to about 85% of its previous ability and as a result I have had no dysphasic episodes in the past few weeks. There are certain foods that I am avoiding, but I am adamant that with time I will be able to tackle those also. I have no pain or discomfort from the implant or the surrounding area, other than an occasional light tugging, just to let me know its there. Although the enthusiasm was there initially, I have not returned to exercise as yet setting my target at the two month mark instead. I have just simply been to busy at work. I am absolutely delighted with the implant, as it has completely changed my life for the better. Now I am no longer taking PPI medication, I realise how much I had to rely on them and how much they had become part of my life.