i will be having gastric bypass surgery the first of the year and was wondering if any one can give me information on it !i have read about it and i do go to classes so i do know some what what to expect .and my friends who have had it says they wished they had done it sooner !but as with any surgery fear is still there !please any advise is welcome !thanks and God bless !
Has anyone had gastric bypass surgery ?and how did it go for you ?what meds did you have to take b?
Added 1 Sep 2011:
oh yeah i'm having this surgery hoping that as i lose weight some of my chronic pain will ease and maybe i won't have to have any more herina repairs ,i have had about 28 repaired being opened nine times and this is no fun !the one i had repaired in july of this year happened when i sneezed !and last july i had one repaired caused by coughing !my stomach is mostly mesh and this stuff can cause infection i know it did last year !was readmitted to hospital3 days after i left !thanks !
I just noticed the date on this post and I hope you are doing well with the decision you made.
I was 36yrs old when I got pregnant, unexpectadly. After a high risk pregnancy my daughter was born in 2002. I had medical issues that qualified me for gastric bypass. I weighed 267lb. In 2006 my freind and co-worker convinced me to have the surgery that she had 3yrs earlier. I had it done in Sept,2006. My freind died of complications 3 months later, she was 39yrs old.
The day I had the surgery I woke up in such pain and I was sick and stayed sick, in the hospital 7 days. During that time I lost 30lbs. I knew this was the biggest mistake of my life and it was non reversible. When I went home my energy level was next to nothing. I did not eat or drink for up to 5 days at a time. I felt like I should have died too. I was back in the hospital within 10 days after the surgery became infected and the Dr. cut my stomach open leaving me with a 9inch scar. In the first 2 yrs following the surgery I was hospitalized for dehydration more then 3x, malnutrition 3x, anemia and spinal menengitis. I lost another 60lbs. by then and was missing allot of work. My medical conditions only got worse and I was on so much pain medication that I stopped eating all together. Once again the hospitalizations outnumbered work days. Malnutrition was my biggest problem. When my Dr. told me that my body was eating itself because I wasnt feeding it, well the sound of that just made me so disgusted with any type of food I stopped eating and ended up in the hospital with MRSA. I evin took this bacteria home to my daughter. In 2012 I got a tumor in my right hand and had it surgically removed. It came back 3 mos later and it was removed again. This time I wasnt so lucky and the Dr. had to cut my nerves and tendons leaving my right hand deformed and I have 10% use in this hand. Im right handed. I couldnt do my job I had been doing 16yrs. I retired in 2013. Since then my colan has twisted due to the bypass and I am scheduled to have major stomach surgery, again in Nov.2014. I have lost a total of 185lbs and am the most unhealthy I have ever been in my life. I didnt start beeing hospitalized or having surgeries until I had the bypass. I have had 3 this year already and am scheduled for another. My message to you is something I wish someone would have said to me 8 yrs ago : PLEASE DONT HAVE THIS SURGERY... YOUR LIFE WILL CHANGE FOREVER! You have a 50/50 chance this could be the worst or the best decision of your life. If you do have it done... GOD BLESS YOU! Muckie
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