on 4/28/11 8:01 am
How (or do) you know if you have a leak? What symptoms?
And is the leak only from the new pouch or can it be your 'blind' stomach as well?
I know a lady that has just passed away rumor is it was from her RNY the rumor says it was a leak for the last 2 years?
I don't know all of her situation other than i do know that she had it done in the US and that she did have plastics done last fall.
What test tell you that you have a leak ie. blood work?
May be she didn't do follow ups?
I just don't really believe this rumor
I also heard was it was a heart attack.
Sad she was only 45 and had the surgery to live a longer better life for her boys
Very unlikely it was a leak. Most surgeons do a leak test the day after surgery. They make you drink this little cup of stuff and take an exray.
I may be wrong, but I don't think leaks happen later on.
Like Karen said, this woman would have been full of infection if she had a leak that long. I really don't think that's what it was.
It is my understanding that not many people die this way, if they die after having any weight loss surgery it is usually due to other health issues or cir****tances.
They would never have done plastics if she had an infection of any kind.
Good to read some of those things, but don't take them to heart.
I watched the surgery online. Not only do they stitch and staple, but they also use this kind of superglue to make sure your parts are all together. And they do a leak test. I doubt if someone could have been leaking for two years without having some kind of symptoms.
on 4/28/11 11:00 am
If she had blood work done and she would have had to have some done for plastics. Something would show up as well as she would have to have not 'been well'
It is sad I wasn't really close with her, I knew she had the surgery and she knew I was in the process she was always willing to answer questions and asked how I was doing. On several occassions she told me how happy she was she had the surgery. I wish I had known if she was not feeling well, I would have suggested she see my surgeon. Just really Sad.
I did ask my surgeon and he said he does a leak test. and I will be sure post surgery that it has been done~~just in case
SOME places do it the day after....
You get at least one leak test done :)
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on 4/29/11 10:02 am
I asked Dr.Reed and he said yes he does a leak test, before He finishes.
I just really don't think this whole senario adds up.
I mean about 1 1/2 years post op she was well enough and would have had to have blood work done for plastics. and the 6-9 months later *someone* thinks she could have had a leak for 2 years that caused this.
Rumors I always get it confirmed never believe what I hear. Just was looking for your input.
Thank you all.