October 15, 2008
Oct 14, 2008
Still no results from this surgery. The good part about all this is I no longer expect anything. Thought I would update for anyone out there interested in my story.
August 25, 2008
Aug 25, 2008
Well, I'm still not seeing any results from this surgery.
I'm down about 2 pounds from the last post but that is only because of my dieting. It is not a result of this revision surgery. It is so hard to stay motivated when the results are very limited. I've really learned my lesson about wanting something so bad. I wanted this revision so bad I jumped all the hoops to get it and it was completely in vain.
August 8, 2008
Aug 07, 2008
Well, it has been a while since I've made updates. I've cancelled my August 11th appointment with the doctor and nutritionist. I figured if I am a paying patient and I called there office over a week ago to discuss my concerns about not feeling restriction and basically no weight loss I deserve at least a return phone call. I left 2 messages for the nurse and explained my concerns. I'm tired of being treated like I'm not there problem. I'm there patient and I my insurance paid these people. I got a copy of my surgery notes and I let Dr. Schlesinger in Arizona review the surgery notes to better explain my procedure. He spent 40 minutes on the phone with me for free! He explained that the revision I had was a very minimal bypass (which means not much malabsorbtion). As for the stitching that was done in lower part of my pouch and stoma he explained that results with this procedure was minimal and the procedure is a form of the new stomaphx and rose procedure. These 2 procedures so far are having poor results. Which, I can believe because I don't feel any restriction when eating. The best advice Dr. Schlesinger offered me with the revision I had was to monitor my food intake and keep my carb intake low. It's not exactly what I wanted to hear but at least he was honest with me. I still believe it was karma at work with my surgery not being the success I wanted. Additionally, Dr. Schlesinger adviced me that if I consider pursuing another surgical procedure that I need to wait a minimum to 6 months to 1 year so that I can let my body completely heal. However, as of right now I don't see myself putting my body through another surgery.
July 22, 2008 / Need to vent
Jul 22, 2008
I'm hungry and I am tired of liquids. Today I ate some cottage cheese (I know I have 2 more days to go before going to mushy food). When I ate the cottage cheese I felt no restriction! I'm not loosing any weight. I've probably lost 1-2 pounds since weight in pre-op on day of surgery. I called the hospital today to request a form be sent to me so that I can read my surgery notes. I also, called the nurse at the doctor's office about my problem Of course I got voice mail! However, I don't expect her to say much.God I hope this revision surgery was not a waste of my time and effort.
July 14, 2008
Jul 14, 2008
Today I am feeling so bloated. I am worried because I am not feeling any restriction with my protein drinks and water. I can drink just like I could pre-op! I called the doctor's office and spoke with the nurse and of course she was not in. I have my one week check-up on Thursday and I will discuss this with him. When I had surgery 8 1/2 years ago when I was on the liquid phase I felt the restriction when drinking protein and water. My concern is that the stitching he said he did with my pouch was not enough. It will be horrible if this entire process and the hoops I was made to jump were in vain.
July 12, 2008/Finally Home!
Jul 12, 2008
I'm finally home from the hospital! The surgery went well. I had very little pain. It was hard to sleep during the night at the hospital. I was very sore and could not get comfortable and staff kept walking in and out. I was elated when my surgeon stopped by and discharged me. I was ready to go home.
The morning of surgery the nurse weighed me prior to surgery and my weight was 214 lbs. I weighed myself around 11:00 am today and my weight is at 220.5! I don't know why my weight is up I've been following the liquid diet.