With my gb attacks, I had a radiating pain shoot up into my shoulder/collar bone area after eating. If I ate anything with full fat like salad dressing, or heavy sauces, I would have gas and diarrhea. I ignored, or just figured my symptoms (for 2 months)because I was getting into maintenance and adding more calories, more food selections, more carbs/healthy fats like avocados and nuts which always gave me some sort of symptom. I just thought it was my body kind of freaking out with the new food selections. I was 8 months out when I had my gb removed. Easiest surgery EVER. Once I woke up, I was drinking grape juice and eating teddy graham crackers without pain. I was home an hour after hitting recovery. It was an adjustment with food after gb removal because I had to go low to no fat or I would get that radiating pain in my shoulder, and gas if I wasn't careful. This food issues lasted about 3-4 months. I also had to avoid anything tomato based. It was weird, but my surgeon promised me it would get better, and it did.
With ulcers, my surgeon explained it's a gnawing pain in your stomach, and eating typically makes it feel better, not worse. He also explained that the risk of ulcers with VSG is extremely minimal unless we do things that can cause ulcers such as taking heavy doses of NSAIDS on an empty stomach, and smoking are the big ones.
Band to VSG revision: June 3, 2009
SW 270lbs GW 150lbs CW Losing Pregancy Weight Maintenance goal W 125-130lbs