- HEALTH TRACKER
I'm sorry for all you all are going through. I've developed food intolerances after the surgery, malnutrition, etc. and its been something else. The nice part was getting dumped out of my surgeon's practice because they've done all they can. You can't go to the other surgeon's practices, so I have no follow up care.
Gotta love it ... I am glad that so many people have good experiences, and I love what's been done and being thinner but this was NOT what I thought it would be like. Luck of the draw.
Well it's 9 months later and still no answer, stomach pain and so much vomiting that I have a dilated stoma now. i even went to see Dr. Singh in Albany and all he said was constipation. With as much diarrhea there is NO way It's constipation pain. So I guess i'll live with the vomiting and stomach pain forever.
Hi I'm Patti and I had my RNY on June 2 2011 and I have had stomach pain literally since day one. I've had so many endoscopies, CT scans, even surgery and they don't know what it is. I had my gallbladder out 7/3/11, adhesions and internal hernias fixed. 7 surgeries in 16 months. I went to Albany NY ti see Dr. Singh ,he said I had pouch erosion, an ulcer, and a dilated stoma from so much vomiting. I wen back for a follow up and he started talking about constipation... as if I didn't know when I was constipated. So needless to day I quit going. I'v done some research on staple allergies but my doctor in Saranac Lake NY says that's impossible. So like you I'm at a standstill and guess this is how I have to live for trying to get healthy. I hope you can find an answer because no one is listening to me.
I am sorry about what has happened to you. I also had surgery complications and felt like a huge burden to my family when I first got released. I still feel like a burden now. Luckily there have only been a couple situations where I am made to feel guilty for having surgery in the first place and made to feel bad about feeling bad.
As for your husbands comment about the botched RNY taking away his wife. I am sorry that he feels that way. How do you feel? Are you the same woman that you were before the complications? Personally I feel like a lot more than extra stomach was taken from me on that table.
I have this too and after the first couple times of it happening, I know exactly how my body feels when it's coming on. When I start to feel that shaky feeling, the only thing to stop it is to EAT. Trust me..eat some carbs when you feel this coming on and it'll subside. Even if you just ate, eat again. Then don't eat what you ate to cause it anymore or it'll keep happening. It's definitely hypoglycemia but I'm not sure if it's a part of the dumping syndrome or not since I haven't really had dumping (3 yrs out now). The only thing I do know is, eating will stop it..dont ride it out. Having blood sugar 40 or lower could cause a seizure or worse. Eating will raise your blood sugar and stop the decline.
Gastric bypass RNY
5/8/2006 - 290/163/177/195
Could be appendicitis. When I had mine it was a dull ache that felt like gas, When the pain increased and nausea kicked in I went to the ER.
Gastric bypass RNY
5/8/2006 - 290/163/177/195
I just found out I have a bezoar. Has anyone else out there had one? I am taking meat tenderizer with water, drinking Coca-Cola and on a clear liquid diet (per Dr's orders). I was in the hospital all night with major pain, throwing up like 15 times (eventually it got to where I drank a sip of water and thew up hours-old food!). I had an endoscopy where they discovered it wasn't "esophageal spasms" or "nausea due to vertigo." Yes, the ER doc thought it was spasms and the GI guy thought it was nausea due to vertigo. The whole time I was telling them this happened after I ate and it felt like there was something STUCK in there. I wonder if they felt bad after they found the bezoar. I sure would have. I am glad I can listen to my body and didn't accept "spasms" or "vertigo" as answers.
Anyway, does anyone have any wisdom about bezoars? I am getting anxious about the thought of surgery. I have until Friday for this thing to either go down or come up! Right now it's stuck in my esophagus and moves down periodically. I am terrified! :( Also, I find it ironic that I FINALLY weaned myself off all sodas (for over a year now) and here I am drinking them at will, per doctor's orders. It doesn't even taste good!
LAP RNY 2004
Highest 284/Lowest 165/Current 185 (2 babies post-op)/GOAL: 150
Have your Vitamin D tested..... My original surgery was in Nov/2009. For a long time now, I had been feeling those sugar crash like symptoms, so I've been having everything tested. We discovered that I was severely defficient in Vitamin D. I was at an 8, and we went back to realize that two years ago it was only at 31. The 'normal' range is 30-100 and they prefer us to be at 50 or above. Anyway, in researching, my GP discovered that Vitamin D deficiency can cause extreme sensitivity to sugars, causing our bodies to overreact. After nearly 4 weeks of high dose Vitamin D (along with magnesium and potasium, too). I am not having near the sensitivity that I was. Other signs of Vitamin D deficiency include, tiredness, muscles soreness, bone 'pain', and sometimes depression. It's another one of those things that we forget to have checked... and sometimes, it's the simplest things to fix. Best wishes to you!!
I had left shoulder/chest pain... or pulling feeling for a long time after my original surgery. Ask your doctor if he tightened or fixed your esophigial sphincter or hiatal hernia. Where they 'tack' it can sometimes pinch a nerve that goes across the left side of the chest and up to the shoulder. My surgeon 'untacked' mine during a subsequent surgery and I felt 100% better. However, my reflux did return. :( Best wishes to you on your continued success!!
H.a.l.a RNY 5/14/2008 Lost over 100 lbs, now app 162-166..
Maintenance phase of my life; size : 6-10 (depends on a brand)
"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell..."
"So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...."