Angela should NOT have gone this long without treatment. Plain and simple, her GI doctor should have sent us on to someone who HAD seen it before and knew what to do about it. At a bare minimum, she should have been having endoscopies and esophageal biopsies done every 6 months, because her risk of esophageal cancer is very high.
Then there is the fact she has been SUFFERING with this for all these years. HELLO!!!!! We have had YEARS of wretching, and her having food stuck in there. And, from reading the blogs of other people who have Achalasia, she probably has food that sits there for hours at a time (or even a couple of days!) which causes the esophagus to become weak and stare eroding. Angel hasn't had a scope in nearly 4 years, so we have no idea what it looks like inside there. Her tissues *could* be fine. Or, very worse case scenario, they are NOT and we're looking at much bigger problems. The point is, it should have been monitored and we shouldn't have been just left to wander around life thinking everything was ok.
What would you do? How would you handle that? I don't think it should be ignored, but I don't know what to do either.