Complications…need encouragement

Updated 5 hours ago in Gastric Sleeve Support Groups
4 on September 15, 2020

I’m new to the forum and I am almost 3 weeks post-op. I have had so many issues. I was expected to be admitted for 2 days and ended up being admitted for 8 days, mostly in the ICU. I had a bleed and also wasn’t able to take in fluids without feeling like there was a lump in my throat. The lump is still constantly there even if I haven’t even taken a sip. I am having the hardest time getting anything in. I honestly have no desire to, like I have no desire for food or drink. I initially was supposed to get GBP but when my surgeon got in, there was so many issues with my internal organs, she had to just do the sleeve. This was not at all my choice since I already suffer with severe reflux. I guess I made this long post because I just need to know that it gets better. I just want to feel like myself again…feel like a normal person.

 
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1 6 days ago

Hi Jnyree. How are you? Did that lump feeling go away or get checked out? It DOES get better, it’s just that some days feel so much longer and darker than others post-op, and it’s hard to pinpoint exactly why. A big hug to you.

5 days ago

It has not gone away. I’m actually back in the hospital now due to dehydration. The reflux is so bad that I can get any fluids/food in. I had an upper GI that of course showed severe reflux as well as a small hernia. The only game plan now is to have GI scope me to try to come up with a medication regimen to help relieve this. I’m so over it.

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1 7 hours ago

hi know what your going through i had a simular experience i had me gastric sleeve done on July 6th and have been in and out of the hospital i also developed a blood clot and a hernia science i was eating my dr decided to put in a feeding tube i have to run it 12 hours a night which i hate wish i never would have had the surgery done he says it will get better when my heart goes out to you 

5 hours ago

I ended up back in the hospital and I’m on the TPN at night too. I told the doctor today that this just cannot be my life. I keep being told it will get better. I will just be glad when it does. I’ll be praying for things to get better for you soon too.

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