may have another surgery
Here is the issue. IM TERRIFIED...
When I had my RNY surgery 4 hours later I was rushed back in to surgery my heart rate was 175 and they had a crash cart by me. I had internal bleeding and lost over 6 pints of blood. they had to trans fuse me and my surgeon restitched everything because she couldnt see where it was comming from. My surgeon said she had never had a complication with that much blood and I was close to dying..
Im terrified to go under the knife again. I cant!!!!!!!!! I have 3 kiddos that need their momma. I know it sounds a little like im jumping the gun but just to here her say it scares me.
After I had my first surgery and they told me I had to go back in I had never been more scared in my life. What do I do?
Here's to good news,
It was the most horrifying thing I ever been thru..
Thanks for the advice!
I hope you are able to get treatment without having to have surgery again, it can be hard once you have had a bad experience.
Keep thinking positive thoughts and everything will work out for the best.
If the specialist does recommend surgery, explain what happened with your WLS. Have your surgeon send a copy of your records to the specialist so he/she can see exactly what happened. Ask him/her what he/she will do to prevent something similar from happening again.
You know what else? I wouldn't be surprised if you had some PTSD following that awful experience of waking up with the tube still in your throat. I had very severe pneumonia shortly after my RNY and I had to be on a respirator for a few days. Luckily I was out of it most of that time. But they had to restrain my hands too. I already had PTSD so maybe you can imagine how well that went over. It is traumatic. You might want to talk to a therapist about it.
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