10 days out check in

on 3/20/20 1:12 pm
VSG on 03/10/12

Hi everyone,

Well, I may have spoken too soon. Last Friday I began throwing up late in the evening and couldn't stop. Called into my surgeon and on call surgeon had me go into ER to check things out. As of that night, I hadn't had a BM despite taking Myralax earlier in the day and had not had one since Monday before surgery. So my surgery created the perfect storm for what ensued.

When I arrived, I was set up with IV immediately to replenish fluids, anti vomiting medication was given, and a CT scan was taken and determine that I may have a partial blockage in the upper part of my surgery. I was admitted with no oral fluid intake. I spent the early part of Saturday resting and finally had a BM that morning. After that I was allowed a small amount of ice chips to see if I could tolerate it and subsequently gave me more. I tolerated them just fine and I was moved up to liquids again. Dr checked in and said he didn't believe there was blockage and that it was most likely swelling and lack of my system moving things along that cause the vomitting. After I tolerated liquids, I was discharged that evening. That was the scariest 24 hrs because originally they were consulting the surgical team on call for possilbly going back in and fixing the blockage. I was like, wait, can we just stabilize and let me go back to my surgeon. Anyway, scared us to death, but all went well

A few days later had follow up with my surgeon who indicated that when they did the bypass and hiatal hernia repair, the hiatal hernia was actuallly larger than expected and they had to add extra stitches to repair things, so she said it made total sense that there would be additional internal swelling.

Since i had gone back to all clear liquids she urged me to restart my protein and start the soup stage along with my multi vitamin. I was a little hesitant because of what I experienced, but I took things slow and have been tolerating and moving my system just fine since then. I'm back on track with everything. I weighed myself this morning and am down 15 lbs from surgery date. Been feeling great, taking less naps and gaining my stamina back.

One of the biggest take aways was though, I told the on call surgeon I was so afraid I had done something wrong and he reassured me I hadn't that it was simply my body trying to return to normal and I had the perfect situation to build the mini storm. I appreciated his words of encouragement.

Anyways, thought I'd update. Anyone else out there that recently had surgery? Would love to hear your expriences thus far.

Michelle I.
on 3/20/20 4:07 pm - VSG-1/6/14, CA

Hello! And I am glad to hear you are doing better. My revision from VSG to RNY is 4/10/2020. I soak up everything anyone shares here.

I did notice you said you had your surgery on 3/10? So you have lost 15 lbs in 10 days? That is AMAZING! Congrats to that. And best of luck to you as your journey continues

on 3/21/20 5:32 pm
VSG on 03/10/12

Yes, I am amazed too. But I also don't want to get too excited about it. I know stalls will occur as they usually do. I've honestly been so afraid to take in too much. So I'm being overly cautious, but taking my vitamins and making sure I get the fluid and protein in. I have started walking longer, so hoping the loss will continue.

I'll keep sharing as I go. I know it is helpful to get some insight that is more recent. Not everyone is the same, but at least some information is always helpful.

Michelle I.
on 3/21/20 5:43 pm - VSG-1/6/14, CA

Thanks. And yes any and all info is very helpful!!!

on 3/23/20 3:25 pm

Glad you are feeling better. Thank you for posting! Always nice when a Dr. reassures you that you aren't doing anything wrong and it's (technically) nature resetting itself.

on 3/25/20 7:19 am
RNY on 04/15/19

I hope you are feeling much better soon!

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