I just got off the phone with Lisa, and she is out of surgery and is in her room. She was amazingly more coherent than I think I am on a day-to-day basis. Dr. Buchwald ended up having to perform a long limb RNY on her because her pouch was so extremely high and small, that he would have had to cut into her esophagus, which ultimately could have created another set of problems. She was originally told in the recovery room that she had had the DS and was deeply disappointed to discover once she got to her room that she'd had the ERNY. She is currently uncomfortable with her NG tube and groggy, and is worried that she won't do as well with this weight-loss wise. Dr. B. has reassured her that as a lightweight, she is going to do just fine. I told her that if it's any consolation, her ****'s going to smell the same as a full DS'er. She expressed concern that now she wouldn't be accepted within our switch brotherhood/sisterhood. I told her if anyone tried to pull that, I'd kick the crap out of them. Let's welcome this wonderful young lady to the Dark Side!
Julie R - Ludington, Michigan
Duodenal Switch 08/09/06 - Dr. Paul Kemmeter, Grand Rapids, Michigan
HW: 282 - 5'4"