Glad to see you around, stranger! I wi**** wasn't because you needed surgery, but it's good to see you all the same.
I hope you get back to 100% soon.
6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.
Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.
M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.
Please share any more details to help learn from you. What were the earlier warning signs something was wrong? How long did you wait before seeking medical help? Did you have a problem with constipation or getting enough water leading up to the obstruction? Did the doctors offer any tips for preventing further problems? Was there anything you wished you had done or are you doing anything differently now? Thank you, tdbull.
Sorry you had to go through this - it totally sucks, been there done that. I went through this 3 years ago myself and landed myself in the hospital for a week. I didn't end up having surgery, however. They inserted a NG tube, which drained the build up of swamp water and sewage from my gut/intestines in the hopes that the twisted intestine would correct itself - which it eventually did, but man that was a week from HELL.
Good reminder to remain vigilant with possible health issues. We do have an increased risk to develop a bowel obstruction, as does anyone who has had any sort of abdominal surgery.