rosemary H. 12 years, 2 months ago

Hi Kyla, Sorry I'm just now getting back to you-have been so busy with my new life since RNY of '00, that I have been remiss in keeping up with obesityhelp.com. My hair loss is mostly genetic, I believe-no Farrah Fawcetts in my lineage! I have had relatviely few problems due to RNY, but I do feel an obligation to mention the few, because I didn't get any warnings (of them). First, drink lots of water every single day. I didn't and paid for it dearly with a kidney stone (3 centimeters-huge!) in my left kidney, caused from malabsorption. I had 4 lithotripsies over a 4 1/2 month period and had to have a stent placed in my ureter to faciliatate the elimination process. Surgery was not recommended, since the kidney was so close to the bypass site (the doc said problems with adhesions down the road was a major factor to consider). As it was, the 4 1/2 month process was not pleasant (constant internal spasms, not painful but annoying), to say the least, but the good news is that there was no kidney damage. I must take four huge tablets of potassium citrate every single day for the rest of my life (almost a meal in themselves!). The reason they want you to drink lots of water is to flush the kidneys, which will prevent stones from forming. You are probably always going to be subject to malabsorption, but if you take your prenatal vitamins and drink lots of water, you will likely avoid a kidney stone. I also have pelvic floor problems and am seeing a pelvic floor specialist for those-surgery is imminent. One thing that might have prevented some of this is, again, drinking more water and keeping my bowels regular. I never realized the damage constipation could create. My overall advice: listen to your body and others who have had side effects and take preventative measures. I'm 8 yrs. out, & while they have been fantastic years, the problems I have had could have been prevented. My best to you.

rosemary H. 12 years, 2 months ago

Hi Kyla, Sorry I'm just now getting back to you-have been so busy with my new life since RNY of '00, that I have been remiss in keeping up with obesityhelp.com. My hair loss is mostly genetic, I believe-no Farrah Fawcetts in my lineage! I have had relatviely few problems due to RNY, but I do feel an obligation to mention the few, because I didn't get any warnings (of them). First, drink lots of water every single day. I didn't and paid for it dearly with a kidney stone (3 centimeters-huge!) in my left kidney, caused from malabsorption. I had 4 lithotripsies over a 4 1/2 month period and had to have a stent placed in my ureter to faciliatate the elimination process. Surgery was not recommended, since the kidney was so close to the bypass site (the doc said problems with adhesions down the road was a major factor to consider). As it was, the 4 1/2 month process was not pleasant (constant internal spasms, not painful but annoying), to say the least, but the good news is that there was no kidney damage. I must take four huge tablets of potassium citrate every single day for the rest of my life (almost a meal in themselves!). The reason they want you to drink lots of water is to flush the kidneys, which will prevent stones from forming. You are probably always going to be subject to malabsorption, but if you take your prenatal vitamins and drink lots of water, you will likely avoid a kidney stone. I also have pelvic floor problems and am seeing a pelvic floor specialist for those-surgery is imminent. One thing that might have prevented some of this is, again, drinking more water and keeping my bowels regular. I never realized the damage constipation could create. My overall advice: listen to your body and others who have had side effects and take preventative measures. I'm 8 yrs. out, & while they have been fantastic years, the problems I have had could have been prevented. My best to you.

swangirl 13 years, 11 months ago

Congratulations on your success and best wishes for the future!

Janie C. 15 years, 8 months ago

Hi sweet Kyla, I just want you to know that I am here if you need any support. I know the real you and how supportive and kind you are. Keep your head up and for those that don't really don't know Kyla, don't judge until you know the whole story.

Melissa B. 16 years, 6 months ago

Congratulations on your success. You have done fantastic! One big WOOHOO for you!

Janie C. 16 years, 7 months ago

Hi sweet Kyla, here's my wave back to you!! I tried to email you, but no go. I'm doing wonderful and hope you are too. Take care and keep in touch.

Lee G. 16 years, 7 months ago

Thank you for the kind words, Kyla. I feel so fortunate - this surgery is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I'm healthy and I feel great!!

Naes Wls J. 16 years, 8 months ago

<b>I SAID A PRAYER FOR YOU TODAY~*~ I said a prayer for you today And know God must have heard- I felt the answer in my heart Although He spoke no word I didn't ask for wealth or fame, I knew you wouldn't mind, I asked Him to send treasures Of a far more lasting kind, I asked that He'd be near you At the start of each new day, To grant you health and blessings And friends to share your way. I asked for happiness for you In all things great and small, But it was for His loving care I prayed the most of all.</b>

Karen Renee 16 years, 8 months ago

Dear Kyla, thank you so much for the Happy Re-Birthday greetings with the adorable graphics...sorry it took so long for me to get back to you. Had a few strictures and needed scoping. But praying it does the trick. Take care and again thanks for thinking of me.

MD 16 years, 8 months ago

Hi Kyla, Just wanted to say thank you for the nice words on my page. I really appreciate it... and might I add... You look FABULOUS!!! :-)
About Me
Pflugerville, TX
Location
26.7
BMI
RNY
Surgery
04/25/2001
Surgery Date
Jan 15, 2001
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