Post Date: 5/23/09 8:57 pm
I finally went in for my exploratory surgery for severe abdominal pain. It was constant burning and felt like my insides were being eaten away. I also had sharp pains on both the left and right sides. Well, my surgery was on Wednesday and it was done Laproscopically and same day surgery - thank goodness.
He found that where the Intestines were joined together (jejunum) from the RNY back in October, there were severe adhesions and were actually atatched to my abdominal wall causing my intestines to kink up. Luckily, it didn't cause a complete blockage but things weren't getting through completely causing severe pain and bloating.
The burning, eating away pain is completely gone. I still feel pain after I eat and have been vomitting after eating. I got back to the surgeon on Tuesday, June 2nd.
There is one thing he didn't do while operating that I though he was going to do = put a GT into the remnant stomach so he could scope it at a later date to check for ulcers or other problems. He was hoping that the problems he did find would correct all my pain. What he did do is, mark my stomach and tack it up, so that I can go in and have the tube done as an outpatient by a radiologist with local anesthesia and a little sedation. If I continue to have trouble eating, he will do put the tube in and we do the rest of the tests.