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Road Runner

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    Road Runner got a reaction from ABawdyMermaid in I have a leak!   
    I had my revision from lap band to a bypass on Dec. 12th In Mexico, The surgery went fine and I’ve had some normal issues, nausea, left pain, and tired, nothing horrible. But going into the third week when I started puréed foods the nausea started getting really bad and my back hurt so much I literally couldn’t catch my breath. I went to my Dr who had agreed to do my follow up I the states and got a prescription for pain and nausea, he also said I needed a CT scan, which I scheduled for 5 days later. I didn’t feel it was an emergency, and the Dr said “as a precaution “ so I wasn’t in a hut.
    Well, Yesterday I get a phone call to go to the hospital ASAP I had a leak! My phone call came st 2:30 and by 6:00 I was in the operating room. I was so scared, the Dr came right out and said that this is life or death, I went in for exploratory laproscopic with the understanding that he may have to open me up to find the leak. I was very fortunate that his first try was where the leak was. He flushed out the area and removed the abscess, and drained 85cc of pus from the area. He said I was very lucky it had been contained to one area.
    He put a feeding tube in the part of the stomach not bypassed and I will be on a feeding tube for at least 4 weeks. I can’t even drink Water so that all the infection can heal. I also saw an infection control dr. And he put me on 3 different IV antibiotics for 3 weeks minimum. I’m in ICU now, and a little confused if I will need to stay in the hospital or will be able to have home nursing. It’s too soon to tell. But he said I could be on the hospital for up to a month. I’m really confused, I’m on a morphine pump which isn’t helping.
    The Dr said leaks happen and it has nothing to do with the skill of the surgeon or following directions, which I have to a T. But leaks are a very big deal! I thought the leak would be repaired and then things go bank to normal. I never thought I would be the 1.5% to develop a leak. I’m strong and usually bounce back quickly, but this has me on my butt! And I have a very long recovery road ahead. I’m so scared the infection may spread and poison my body and I’ll die.
    I guess I just needed to rant a little and make sure everyone understands you could be part of the 1 percent.
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    Road Runner got a reaction from ladytritri in Before picture   
    People!! Take a full body before picture. I’m coming up to my one year anniversary and I literally do not have one full body picture anywhere to compare. I’m so so sorry I didn’t do this.
    I didn’t want any pictures to remind me of how big I was, but this isn’t about defeat in weight loss, this journey is about celebrating how far we have come, and a picture is worth a thousand words!!
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    Road Runner got a reaction from ladytritri in Before picture   
    People!! Take a full body before picture. I’m coming up to my one year anniversary and I literally do not have one full body picture anywhere to compare. I’m so so sorry I didn’t do this.
    I didn’t want any pictures to remind me of how big I was, but this isn’t about defeat in weight loss, this journey is about celebrating how far we have come, and a picture is worth a thousand words!!
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    Road Runner got a reaction from NewChiGirl in Anyone with leaks?   
    I had a revision from lapband to bypass last December and 3 weeks later had a leak. I was hospitalized for 49 days, on TPN, and horribly sick. Now, almost a year later, I’m finally starting to feel back to normal. I’m 3 pounds from my weight goal.
    Its been a really rough year. However, I really can’t say I regret it because I’m so happy with the results!
    Leaks are very rare, so yes it’s a possibility, but still very unlikely. Don’t worry, and I wish you the best of luck!
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    Road Runner got a reaction from ScorpioC_RnY in Anyone with leaks?   
    I had extreme pain in my side and back and nausea. My Dr. said that it just happens sometimes. It has nothing to do with the surgeon or anything I did. I knew I was at a higher risk because it was my second surgery. I was just part of the unlucky percentage that developed a leak.
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    Road Runner got a reaction from ladytritri in Before picture   
    People!! Take a full body before picture. I’m coming up to my one year anniversary and I literally do not have one full body picture anywhere to compare. I’m so so sorry I didn’t do this.
    I didn’t want any pictures to remind me of how big I was, but this isn’t about defeat in weight loss, this journey is about celebrating how far we have come, and a picture is worth a thousand words!!
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    Road Runner got a reaction from ladytritri in Before picture   
    People!! Take a full body before picture. I’m coming up to my one year anniversary and I literally do not have one full body picture anywhere to compare. I’m so so sorry I didn’t do this.
    I didn’t want any pictures to remind me of how big I was, but this isn’t about defeat in weight loss, this journey is about celebrating how far we have come, and a picture is worth a thousand words!!
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    Road Runner got a reaction from ladytritri in Before picture   
    People!! Take a full body before picture. I’m coming up to my one year anniversary and I literally do not have one full body picture anywhere to compare. I’m so so sorry I didn’t do this.
    I didn’t want any pictures to remind me of how big I was, but this isn’t about defeat in weight loss, this journey is about celebrating how far we have come, and a picture is worth a thousand words!!
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    Road Runner got a reaction from ladytritri in Before picture   
    People!! Take a full body before picture. I’m coming up to my one year anniversary and I literally do not have one full body picture anywhere to compare. I’m so so sorry I didn’t do this.
    I didn’t want any pictures to remind me of how big I was, but this isn’t about defeat in weight loss, this journey is about celebrating how far we have come, and a picture is worth a thousand words!!
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    Road Runner got a reaction from shoregirl75 in Surgery Scheduled! Revision Sleeve to Bypass   
    I had a revision from band to bypass 12/17 and I’m very happy with my weight loss.
    Congratulations on your surgery date. This is your first step to anew you!!
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    Road Runner got a reaction from GwennyPenny in Ten Months progresd   
    Look at you! Congratulations you look great!
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    Road Runner got a reaction from niaaBoogie in Fever, pain & vomiting . IM OVER it   
    How are you doing today? Did you see your Dr.?
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    Road Runner got a reaction from Frustr8 in Emotional roller coaster after weight loss   
    I had a leak which led to another operation, 29 days in the hospital, and TPN. It’s been horrible! I went on Wellbutrin to help, and it’s taken the edge off.
    The TPN really made me sick, nausea and constant diarrhea. I also gained 8 pounds in the hospital. I felt much better when it finally worked itself out of my system. Now I only take my nausea meds 2-3 times a week, a huge improvement for me.
    Im so sorry you are going thru this, but it will work itself out, and you will be fabulous afterwards!!
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    Road Runner got a reaction from Frustr8 in Let's hear some normal poop stories   
    I’m 7 months out now and my bowels are normal. I have have 1-2 each day, and have never had any problems on that end. I’ve never been constipated either. I’m vegan so I don’t know if that has anything to do with it.
    Theres a lot of stories out there, and I was nervous also, but still it has been a great decision for me. Stay positive, and I’m sure you’ll do great!
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    Road Runner got a reaction from jenpa in Just started eating & not feeling “full”   
    I’m 7 months out and I do not have a full feeling at all! I keep my portions small, 3-4 oz., and I’m satisfied. However, I could eat a lot more!! Im vegan, so I eat a lot of Beans and veggies, plus a Protein Shake once a day.
    All the best with your new tummy! Congratulations!!
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    Road Runner reacted to heatherjudson in Does Anybody Regret Getting A Bypass of Any Kind?   
    I’m so happy with this surgery. I’ve given up coffee, fizzy drinks and sugary foods (except for small bites here and there). I feel a lot healthier and happier. It’s been 6 months and I’ve lost just over 70 lbs. I have no regrets except I wish I did it sooner.
    HW 227
    SW 221 - 11/27/17
    GW1 - 185 - bye bye obese
    CW - 156
    GW2 - 154 bye bye overweight
    GW3 - 135
    5’6”
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    Road Runner got a reaction from Em_Jay75 in GERD   
    I had revision lapband to bypass 12/17. I had horrible gerd before my bypass, but since the surgery I have not had one single episode. The bypass completely solved the problem!!
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    Road Runner got a reaction from Em_Jay75 in GERD   
    I had revision lapband to bypass 12/17. I had horrible gerd before my bypass, but since the surgery I have not had one single episode. The bypass completely solved the problem!!
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    Road Runner got a reaction from kteminem in Trying again   
    You are still very young, and I’m very proud of you for taking your health in your own hands by making the decision to have wls!
    Keep a positive attitude and I’m sure things will work out for you!
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    Road Runner got a reaction from kteminem in Trying again   
    You are still very young, and I’m very proud of you for taking your health in your own hands by making the decision to have wls!
    Keep a positive attitude and I’m sure things will work out for you!
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    Road Runner got a reaction from shoregirl75 in Surgery Scheduled! Revision Sleeve to Bypass   
    I had a revision from band to bypass 12/17 and I’m very happy with my weight loss.
    Congratulations on your surgery date. This is your first step to anew you!!
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    Road Runner got a reaction from Savagegirl in One year later! Update and Photos   
    You look fabulous, and your attitude and courage is inspiring !! Congratulations and best wishes for the next chapter of your life!
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    Road Runner got a reaction from 1badassbiggurl in I’m officially six months post op!   
    100 pounds in six months?!?! Wow! Congratulations, you look great!
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    Road Runner got a reaction from Sadiebug in Costco: suggestions on what to buy.   
    A word of caution....I stocked up on Protein Powder and drinks before my surgery and afterwards I couldn’t stand the taste. So maybe be cautious how much you buy for afterwards until you see what your taste and tolerant level is.
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    Road Runner reacted to 1badassbiggurl in I’m officially six months post op!   
    I’m officially six months post op (RNY 11/7/17) and couldn’t be happier with my decision to have weight loss surgery. It’s been an uphill battle with finding new meals and keeping up with diet and exercise but this new tool that I’ve been blessed with has made it a lot easier and I’m confident that I will go on to reach my goals. 
    HW 356
    SW 321
    CW 221
    GW 170
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