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chrissythemoo

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Thanks guys. My problem, bad as it is, is not the worst I've heard. One woman on here was in a coma for 19 days and was in hospital for 5 1/2 months. They had to convert her sleeve to a bypass as the bottom of her stomach was seriously infected. She came through it and so will we. :-) xx
  2. Oh Lisa's Hope, I really feel for you. I am 3 months out and have spent 5 out of the past 8 weeks in hospital due to a mystery collection of fluid which became infected. I had a drain put in but after it was removed 3 weeks later the fluid re-collected and again became infected. The pus travelled down the path of least resistance which was where the drain had been and collected under skin as it had healed at this point. Had to go back to theatre to have it aspirated plus they did an endoscopy. They determined the sleeve had healed and there was no sign of a leak. They then put in another CT guided drain, which, 2 weeks later, is still producing pus. So, the question is, where the hell is this fluid coming from??? I have to be honest, I feel quite jealous of all those on here that haven't had any complications and am a little bitter. Still, hopefully I'll get better eventually.
  3. Yup. I had to gain 14lbs to meet the criteria. I just ate nothing but take-aways and it piled on. It seemed a really bizarre thing to have to do but I am now, 3 months out, 178lbs as opposed to 238lbs. So worth it. :-)
  4. chrissythemoo

    Question for Those 1 Year+ Out

    I think you've given yourself the answer in what you said. Stop when you're full. I have gotten into the habit of having my dinner in 2 sittings. I plate up a small meal, and when I'm full I put the rest in the fridge. When I get peckish later on I reheat my leftovers. Works for me. :-) and follow the golden rule. Protein first. I think some people have this surgery thinking it's a miracle cure and don't put the effort in.
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    Question for Those 1 Year+ Out

    I'm just over 3 months out and despite the complications am able to eat normally. I found this out when in hospital, as I had a limited menu and had no choice.
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    Question for Those 1 Year+ Out

    You need to buy yourself one of those diet plates so you can't fit as many fries on it. :-)
  7. chrissythemoo

    complications

    Wow. Where did you have your surgery done? They have no idea what's caused this with me. I was fine for almost six weeks and then got these awful pains.
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    complications

    Thanks Mookster. Much appreciated. X
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    Question for Those 1 Year+ Out

    Dobeigh and 7bites, you are exactly where I wanna be at a year out. Portion control was my issue and I have no intention of being a lifelong dieter/tracker. I just wanna eat less which is where the sleeve comes in.
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    complications

    Hi guys, since last post I was re-admitted to hospital on 25th October and was just discharged on Friday. Sadly the accumulation of fluid came back. I had an endoscopy which apparently determined that my sleeve had completely healed. However, I had to have another drain inserted which I still have. I have an appointment this coming Fri. I now have a niggly, intermittent pain in my right flank and am terrified that I have a collection forming there. I am so low right now. I am beginning to wish I'd never had this done. Xx
  11. chrissythemoo

    complications

    Hi guys, since last post I was re-admitted to hospital on 25th October and was just discharged on Friday. Sadly the accumulation of fluid came back. I had an endoscopy which apparently determined that my sleeve had completely healed. However, I had to have another drain inserted which I still have. I have an appointment this coming Fri. I now have a niggly, intermittent pain in my right flank and am terrified that I have a collection forming there. I am so low right now. I am beginning to wish I'd never had this done. Xx
  12. chrissythemoo

    complications

    That's a very good question!
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    complications

    Onememory2 sounds like she is bringing everything back up. That can't be normal, can it?
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    complications

    Blimey. Ive not actually thrown up once after eating. I've reached a lot while in hospital but as I was eating nothing, nothing came up.
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    complications

    Hiya, I had a bit of nausea in the first few days after surgery but then it passed. You shouldn't be throwing up almost 3 months out from your surgery. I would suggest you go back to your surgeon as you may have a stricture. (Narrowing of your sleeve). After a few days of nausea in hospital I had to have a special scan to check for this. However, I think my nausea was psychosomatic as 2 days after discharge it went away but on the day I had to go back for an appointment it came back with a vengeance.
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