My surgery will be next Friday (June 24). It will be (99% sure) laparoscopic, with 2-4 hours for surgery, 3 days in the hospital, 7-10 days on liquid diet, and 2-3 weeks off work. The surgeon explained that my stomach is in the chest cavity and flipped over. The surgery is called "repair of giant hiatal hernia with Nissen fundoplication." The upside is that my MIL is able to come for a week, then my SIL will take four of the kids for 2 weeks (or more). The aide will be at the daycare during the day to take care of Isaiah.