Complications from surgery--you just never know
Dave Chambers, 6'3" tall, 365 before RNY, 185 low, 200 currently. My profile page: product reviews, tips for your journey, hi protein snacks, hi potency delicious green tea, and personal web site.
Please note: I AM NOT A DOCTOR. If you want medical advice, talk to your doctor. Whatever I post, there is probably some surgeon or other health care provider somewhere that disagrees with me. If you want to know what your surgeon thinks, then ask him or her. Check out my blog.
I am sorry for your loss, and hope you are able to find comfort, and peace in the memories you have of your friend.
I understand your point, and it's a good one to make, there really are no guarantees with any surgery we undergo whether it be WLS, Cosmetic, or Other. Your post makes me take a pause though. Lately I've been thinking of some of the cosmetic procedures, and what you said makes me really think about the ones I need, and the ones I just want for vanity sake. Thanks for reminding me that there are others involved in the risky decisions I make.
You are so right. I've had six abdominal surgeries thru the years. Never had an issue with blood clots of any type. Then in October I had a panniculectomy. Was doing ok, but my leg swelled up. Plastics dr said it was simple edema and to put my leg up. So I did. That night I had an ocular migraine. Went to the e.r. next morning and they found my leg had so many clots it went from toes to top of my thigh. I could have and probably would have died.
Nothing in my medical history to suspect that would happen. I kept on my support hose. I moved around like I was told. I even moved my legs while in my recliner. I did everything right. It still happened.
I thank god for that migraine. It was the first one since my RNY over two years ago. Now I have some meds I can take on hand for a migraine but didn't then.
Every surgery carries a risk. No matter how large or small the surgery is. We all need to remember that.