- HEALTH TRACKER
You might find this hard to believe but I found your post on a search on Google by looking up dumping syndrome. I can't say what made me read your post when I was only trying to look up facts on dumping syndrome because of a laps in memory.
I want to follow the rules of the forum. So I will go back and read more so that I can post more in length to this subject matter.
I first would like to state that my WLS was done back in 2003 or 02.. I will lookup the rules of this forum, but my surgery was done in Dallas Texas @ Baylor Hospital. I too have been through the same experience and I will not down play your experience because I do not wish to cause you further stress, but I am an RN and did not want my colleagues to judge me by my need of pain medicines as well. I had a perforated ulcers and 3 small leaks around the pouch as well, and he stated my body had compensated over the 2 years, after he had performed emergency surgery and had run my bowl and saved my life by what he guessed to be by hours. I had MANY surgeries after that, exploratory laparoscopic surgeries, appendectomy, Cholecystectomy , and the final surgery that resolved 3 hernia when my plastic surgeon and my WLS went into me together, one to explore with me open and the other to remove all that loose skin from my weight loss! I thanked Jesus and everyone involved (except my ex) *laughs*
Bottom line is that I was 1 out of 200 statistically that have had problems with WLS that was cause by many different reasons that pop up with the human body. My first pain clinic experience was like yours, less than good, to put it lightly. My doc, I will give the name I have used to others when I talked highly of him, Dr. Joe Cool, I had my husband of latter draw a sketch of Snoopy and the look of Joe Cool, on that last surgery he did on me that as soon as I woke up I knew he had fixed me even after 8 hours after surgery. Something about having to go through so much for so long made me aware that everything was finally fixed. But the Doctors that make up the pain clinics have to work under the laws of State and Federal laws. They have to protect themselves from lawsuits, but most importantly insurance companies. If you have uncontrolled pain you need to have someone drive you to the closest emergency. Call his office or have nurse at the ER call them to inform them you are there. That is a part of that contract. Uncontrolled pain is your body's alarm saying something is wrong. Do not let what you think others think, stop you from listening to what body is telling you.
I will have them post this, in hoping I am not breaking any rule and not let you be alone in this time of crisis. *clicks submit*
I have two sides to my brain - a right side and a left side. The trouble is sometimes there is nothing left in the right side and nothing right in the left side.
Post-Op RNY 6.5 years
HW 252 GW 140 CW 140