Intestines twisting or rotting
on 2/16/12 6:32 am - Canada
any feedback thanks
This is the first I have heard about something like this! There HAD to be an underlying issue. A previous issue... This just sounds like your co-worker trying to scare you out of having surgery.
MANY of us are living proof that this surgery works. Some people may unfortunately have some complications but hopefully can get them resolved. We DO have awesome drs out there! They don't want us to not succeed and they want us to be healthy!
Are you planning on being a heavy drinker after your surgery?
on 2/16/12 6:46 am - Canada
I really agree with what you are saying....It just freaked me out cause they kept telling me it was because of the surgery, i responded that I never heard of this. I do not drink or smoke never have........just wanted to know if anyone had feedback, I will continue focusing on the positive and not the negative. Thanks for your thoughts and support
Started my optifast and first two days were really hard had some difficult withdrawls but today i am 75% better.....take care
p.s. when did you have your surgery>
People will come up with ALL kinds of bad things to say, those are the people that have no idea what they are talking about. They haven't done their research like we have. I went thru the same thing, people telling me horror stories about RNY, I knew they never researched anything and eventually told them to shove it and they didn't bother me again about it.
You can do it! The hardest part is the first few days.
I had my surgery sept 2010.
I have lost 101% of my excess weight= 120ish lbs lost (I float between 122- 126)
I agree with Leanne that it sounds like this person is just trying to scare you out of surgery.
on 2/16/12 6:48 am - Canada
It's where the bowel loops in on itself, as it moves.
I had what is called an Ileus, that is related to the intussception.
http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/gastrointestinal_di sorders/acute_abdomen_and_surgical_gastroenterology/ileus.ht ml
Basically, our bowels have been reconstructed (not entirely - just portions).
When they become much more (or much less) active as we adapt to our changed intake and activity, they move differently. Not just in the sense of expediting the material THROUGH them ,but also move differently within our bellies. They can move a lot less or a lot more than before, and all those loops can twist around themselves. Just like when you have a bunch of necklaces in a drawer and they all get tangled.
Do a search on Bowel Obstruction on ObesityHelp's main page - you will find more information on there.
And "rotting' is probably not the way to describe the process when the tissue gets cut off from its blood supply and necrotizes. That's a very graphic word, and probably more fear-instilling than anything else.
9 years post op RNY. Read about my first year here or My LongTimer blog. Tummy Tuck with Dr. Matic in 2014 -Ohip funded panni Ask me about the Windsor WLS Support Group**** I love to answer questions!
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children... ...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." *~Ralph Waldo Emerson~*
It can happen and does happen occasionally. There is a regular poster on the RNY board who had it happen to her.