Gastricbypass Nightmarehello everyone ,
First of all i want to say before getting into my experience that this is MY experience and not everyone will have the same results. I had my gastricbypass back in may of 2006. everything went well with the surgery was out of the hospital in three days. Went home and did everything i was supposed to do. Had my trials and tribulations with food and drinks and what was good for me and not good for me. I went to every doctors appointment after my surgery even tho my doctos were 2 hours away. My last visit to the surgeon was may 25th 2006. at this time i had already been expressing to them every visit that i was still having problems keeping food down and they kept saying it will get better with time. At my last visit with them i was 8 mos out on my surgery and had already lost 125lb. i was litterally skin and bones. My doctor said it was ok but follow up with my primary doc when i got home ? He didnt know anything about gastric bypass or the surgery. Well two short weeks later i went to work and had breakfast with a dear friend. Got back to work and had a strange pain in my stomach. The ER doc finally does an xray and says OH you are just backed up and gave me stuff to drink as they were litterlaly pushing me out the door ! An hour later hubby was taking me back to the ER i was in excrusiating pains. LONG story short. Surgeon took one look at the xrays and said i had a petersons hernia and would need immediate surgery. Well since i was in so much pain the induced a coma state and i was taken to surgery the next day. The doctors lost me on the operating table and were obviously succesfull getting me back. I suffered a twist in my intestine close to the point of hookup for the stomach so my intestine ruptured and spilled over a gallon of bile and infection into my body. I lost 5 feet of my small intestine and had to have a reversal of the gastricbypass done. I spent 10 days in the ICU and 9 days in a regualr room . I am very lucky to have survived at all most people dont survive this. ( and this can happen at anytime after your surgery . we just lost a friend to this and his surgery was 6 years ago) . Since the surgery i have had 3 more surgeris to try to fix the stomach and to no avail. I have now been diagnosed with chronic gastris and gasteroparesis. i am in constant pain and can not eat much at all. I am done with surgeries and will NOT let anyone operate on me anymore. I hope there is someone out there that can give me advise on the gasteroparisis and how to deal with it, so far i am not doing such a good job. But if anyone has any questions for me i will be glad to answer anything . Hopefully it will help keep somone from gong through what i have. Just one important word of advise. If you have had a gastric bypass and have to go to the ER for anything REQUEST a surgeon to look at you. Only they truly know what they are looking at. It could be a matter of life or death for you.