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    ahillig got a reaction from Lily66 in Well, this isn't what I imagined 1 year out   
    I'm currently in the hospital because I believe I had some food stuck in my pouch. Yesterday at work I had leftovers from the previous nights dinner for lunch. Now, it went down just fine the night before. I ate about 4 small pieces of the grilled chicken, maybe 2 oz total, and from that point on I had nothing but excruciating pain and I would vomit every time I tried to drink so much as a sip of Water. I only ever vomited a handful of times in the entire year since surgery it was always a one and done deal, I tolerated everything very well and never had strictures or anything like that so this was a bit ridiculous.

    I ended up leaving work (as an ER nurse) to go to the ER of the hospital I had my surgery done at and got a cocktail that relaxed things enough to let whatever was stuck pass. They admitted me because I was dehydrated and I still had residual pain in my upper belly. X-rays all showed that all pathways were clear so there isn't anything stuck anywhere else. I'm still here though because it hurts to drink more than 1-2tbsp at a time and I'm scared to try more because it hurts. Hopefully I can go home tomorrow, but while I'm here it's back to Clear Liquids. 😥
    I have no clue what happened for things to get stuck but it felt awful. Never imagined I'd be here with these issues over a year out (August 2019 was my surgery).


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    ahillig got a reaction from GreenTealael in Well, this isn't what I imagined 1 year out   
    So I'm still being held hostage. I am on full liquids now, but it takes me two hours to eat 2oz of Soup and 2 oz of yogurt, that's the only way I don't have pain. X-rays and CT showed no obstruction so I'm having an EGD sometime tomorrow to see what my pouch looks like. They're thinking it might be pouchitis, yes it's a real thing apparently. They think that my severe vomiting the other day irritated it and that's what is causing the pain. I can drink about 2tbsp of Water at a time now which is a vast improvement. Still get twinges of pain with anything in my stomach.
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    ahillig got a reaction from Lily66 in Well, this isn't what I imagined 1 year out   
    I'm currently in the hospital because I believe I had some food stuck in my pouch. Yesterday at work I had leftovers from the previous nights dinner for lunch. Now, it went down just fine the night before. I ate about 4 small pieces of the grilled chicken, maybe 2 oz total, and from that point on I had nothing but excruciating pain and I would vomit every time I tried to drink so much as a sip of Water. I only ever vomited a handful of times in the entire year since surgery it was always a one and done deal, I tolerated everything very well and never had strictures or anything like that so this was a bit ridiculous.

    I ended up leaving work (as an ER nurse) to go to the ER of the hospital I had my surgery done at and got a cocktail that relaxed things enough to let whatever was stuck pass. They admitted me because I was dehydrated and I still had residual pain in my upper belly. X-rays all showed that all pathways were clear so there isn't anything stuck anywhere else. I'm still here though because it hurts to drink more than 1-2tbsp at a time and I'm scared to try more because it hurts. Hopefully I can go home tomorrow, but while I'm here it's back to Clear Liquids. 😥
    I have no clue what happened for things to get stuck but it felt awful. Never imagined I'd be here with these issues over a year out (August 2019 was my surgery).


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    ahillig reacted to The Greater Fool in Well, this isn't what I imagined 1 year out   
    At a year out this must have been as series of things that conspired to play gotcha. We're careful because we know the worst case is just this happens.
    I' can't say I have such a bad experience of things gutting stuck, but my worst cases involved leftover chicken.
    Good luck in your recovery, and take care.
    Tek
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    ahillig reacted to ChubRub in Well, this isn't what I imagined 1 year out   
    Hope they can figure out what the problem is, and get it corrected. Please keep us posted! Good luck!!
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    ahillig reacted to Latanya in Well, this isn't what I imagined 1 year out   
    I hope you feel better soon. I'm only 4 months out but I'm already regretting my decision. Its scary that this is happening to you a year out.
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    ahillig reacted to Lily66 in Well, this isn't what I imagined 1 year out   
    Hugs and all best to you ahillig! It does sound so puzzling this far out. Good luck and please keep us posted.💖
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    ahillig got a reaction from Lily66 in Well, this isn't what I imagined 1 year out   
    I'm currently in the hospital because I believe I had some food stuck in my pouch. Yesterday at work I had leftovers from the previous nights dinner for lunch. Now, it went down just fine the night before. I ate about 4 small pieces of the grilled chicken, maybe 2 oz total, and from that point on I had nothing but excruciating pain and I would vomit every time I tried to drink so much as a sip of Water. I only ever vomited a handful of times in the entire year since surgery it was always a one and done deal, I tolerated everything very well and never had strictures or anything like that so this was a bit ridiculous.

    I ended up leaving work (as an ER nurse) to go to the ER of the hospital I had my surgery done at and got a cocktail that relaxed things enough to let whatever was stuck pass. They admitted me because I was dehydrated and I still had residual pain in my upper belly. X-rays all showed that all pathways were clear so there isn't anything stuck anywhere else. I'm still here though because it hurts to drink more than 1-2tbsp at a time and I'm scared to try more because it hurts. Hopefully I can go home tomorrow, but while I'm here it's back to Clear Liquids. 😥
    I have no clue what happened for things to get stuck but it felt awful. Never imagined I'd be here with these issues over a year out (August 2019 was my surgery).


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    ahillig got a reaction from Lily66 in Well, this isn't what I imagined 1 year out   
    I'm currently in the hospital because I believe I had some food stuck in my pouch. Yesterday at work I had leftovers from the previous nights dinner for lunch. Now, it went down just fine the night before. I ate about 4 small pieces of the grilled chicken, maybe 2 oz total, and from that point on I had nothing but excruciating pain and I would vomit every time I tried to drink so much as a sip of Water. I only ever vomited a handful of times in the entire year since surgery it was always a one and done deal, I tolerated everything very well and never had strictures or anything like that so this was a bit ridiculous.

    I ended up leaving work (as an ER nurse) to go to the ER of the hospital I had my surgery done at and got a cocktail that relaxed things enough to let whatever was stuck pass. They admitted me because I was dehydrated and I still had residual pain in my upper belly. X-rays all showed that all pathways were clear so there isn't anything stuck anywhere else. I'm still here though because it hurts to drink more than 1-2tbsp at a time and I'm scared to try more because it hurts. Hopefully I can go home tomorrow, but while I'm here it's back to Clear Liquids. 😥
    I have no clue what happened for things to get stuck but it felt awful. Never imagined I'd be here with these issues over a year out (August 2019 was my surgery).


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    ahillig got a reaction from Lily66 in Well, this isn't what I imagined 1 year out   
    I'm currently in the hospital because I believe I had some food stuck in my pouch. Yesterday at work I had leftovers from the previous nights dinner for lunch. Now, it went down just fine the night before. I ate about 4 small pieces of the grilled chicken, maybe 2 oz total, and from that point on I had nothing but excruciating pain and I would vomit every time I tried to drink so much as a sip of Water. I only ever vomited a handful of times in the entire year since surgery it was always a one and done deal, I tolerated everything very well and never had strictures or anything like that so this was a bit ridiculous.

    I ended up leaving work (as an ER nurse) to go to the ER of the hospital I had my surgery done at and got a cocktail that relaxed things enough to let whatever was stuck pass. They admitted me because I was dehydrated and I still had residual pain in my upper belly. X-rays all showed that all pathways were clear so there isn't anything stuck anywhere else. I'm still here though because it hurts to drink more than 1-2tbsp at a time and I'm scared to try more because it hurts. Hopefully I can go home tomorrow, but while I'm here it's back to Clear Liquids. 😥
    I have no clue what happened for things to get stuck but it felt awful. Never imagined I'd be here with these issues over a year out (August 2019 was my surgery).


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    ahillig got a reaction from Lily66 in Well, this isn't what I imagined 1 year out   
    I'm currently in the hospital because I believe I had some food stuck in my pouch. Yesterday at work I had leftovers from the previous nights dinner for lunch. Now, it went down just fine the night before. I ate about 4 small pieces of the grilled chicken, maybe 2 oz total, and from that point on I had nothing but excruciating pain and I would vomit every time I tried to drink so much as a sip of Water. I only ever vomited a handful of times in the entire year since surgery it was always a one and done deal, I tolerated everything very well and never had strictures or anything like that so this was a bit ridiculous.

    I ended up leaving work (as an ER nurse) to go to the ER of the hospital I had my surgery done at and got a cocktail that relaxed things enough to let whatever was stuck pass. They admitted me because I was dehydrated and I still had residual pain in my upper belly. X-rays all showed that all pathways were clear so there isn't anything stuck anywhere else. I'm still here though because it hurts to drink more than 1-2tbsp at a time and I'm scared to try more because it hurts. Hopefully I can go home tomorrow, but while I'm here it's back to Clear Liquids. 😥
    I have no clue what happened for things to get stuck but it felt awful. Never imagined I'd be here with these issues over a year out (August 2019 was my surgery).


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    ahillig got a reaction from Lily66 in Well, this isn't what I imagined 1 year out   
    I'm currently in the hospital because I believe I had some food stuck in my pouch. Yesterday at work I had leftovers from the previous nights dinner for lunch. Now, it went down just fine the night before. I ate about 4 small pieces of the grilled chicken, maybe 2 oz total, and from that point on I had nothing but excruciating pain and I would vomit every time I tried to drink so much as a sip of Water. I only ever vomited a handful of times in the entire year since surgery it was always a one and done deal, I tolerated everything very well and never had strictures or anything like that so this was a bit ridiculous.

    I ended up leaving work (as an ER nurse) to go to the ER of the hospital I had my surgery done at and got a cocktail that relaxed things enough to let whatever was stuck pass. They admitted me because I was dehydrated and I still had residual pain in my upper belly. X-rays all showed that all pathways were clear so there isn't anything stuck anywhere else. I'm still here though because it hurts to drink more than 1-2tbsp at a time and I'm scared to try more because it hurts. Hopefully I can go home tomorrow, but while I'm here it's back to Clear Liquids. 😥
    I have no clue what happened for things to get stuck but it felt awful. Never imagined I'd be here with these issues over a year out (August 2019 was my surgery).


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    ahillig got a reaction from Bari_KS in FEP Blue Approval Time   
    There was nothing that came through the portal. I got a call from surgeons office that I was approved then got an approval letter about a week later.
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    ahillig got a reaction from BayougirlMrsS in Any August 2019 people out there?   
    I hit my one year on 8/28, so crazy how fast time flies! Anyway, I exceeded the goal my surgeon set by two lbs on my official one year appointment. His goal for me was 175, I was 173, my lowest I recorded at home is 171. I went from 275 at my initial consult, 265 at my pre-op to now and it's insanely crazy how fast and how much I've lost. They said that women rarely lose 100% of their excess weight and even rarely do they do it in the first year so I'm thrilled! My only regret is not doing this sooner, I feel so amazing!

    Jeans: 24-->8
    Tops 2/3XL-->M/L
    Bra: 42C-->36B/C
    I have also signed up for a half marathon! I'll be running the Disney Star Wars half in April and I cannot wait!
    My only "problem" to date is that I cannot tolerate pork well. Even the smallest amount makes my stomach hurt. It's also wreaked havoc on my period and not in a good way. I have suspected endometriosis so that could be playing a part as well but most of my problems in that regard have been since my bypass.
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    ahillig got a reaction from Mildred Rose in High Vitamin B12 levels   
    Glad I'm not the only one that this has come back elevated on! It was just so weird to see it just under 300 before surgery and all of a sudden it's sky high.
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    ahillig got a reaction from Mildred Rose in High Vitamin B12 levels   
    Just had my 6 month post op labs drawn and the B12 came back with a >2000 level, max for the lab is 911. I've looked it up and it's either really benign or super serious. Some studies suggest it's impossible to store too much B12 others say it could be related to liver issues or certain cancers. Most studies recommend a follow up blood draw before drawing any serious conclusions but I'm just curious if others have had this problem and what came of it.
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    ahillig got a reaction from catwoman7 in Hit my surgeon's goal weight!   
    I had surgery 240 days ago, just shy of 8 months. Today, I hit the goal weight my surgeon set for me 175lbs, my personal goal weight is 160lbs. Never did I think I'd get to this point. I was always thinner growing up, through an abusive marriage and babies I gained a LOT of weight. My highest weight was over 300lbs at one point. I started this journey at 275lbs, my weight at my pre-op appointment was 265lbs. I finally feel like the outside matches the inside, even though I was morbidly obese my brain never registered that so I always felt thinner in my head (opposite of what is common). I can run a 5k on the treadmill in just over 34 mins, before it was over an hour! Went from a size 24 pants to a size 8, size 2XL shirt to a Medium!






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    ahillig got a reaction from catwoman7 in Hit my surgeon's goal weight!   
    I had surgery 240 days ago, just shy of 8 months. Today, I hit the goal weight my surgeon set for me 175lbs, my personal goal weight is 160lbs. Never did I think I'd get to this point. I was always thinner growing up, through an abusive marriage and babies I gained a LOT of weight. My highest weight was over 300lbs at one point. I started this journey at 275lbs, my weight at my pre-op appointment was 265lbs. I finally feel like the outside matches the inside, even though I was morbidly obese my brain never registered that so I always felt thinner in my head (opposite of what is common). I can run a 5k on the treadmill in just over 34 mins, before it was over an hour! Went from a size 24 pants to a size 8, size 2XL shirt to a Medium!






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    ahillig got a reaction from catwoman7 in Hit my surgeon's goal weight!   
    I had surgery 240 days ago, just shy of 8 months. Today, I hit the goal weight my surgeon set for me 175lbs, my personal goal weight is 160lbs. Never did I think I'd get to this point. I was always thinner growing up, through an abusive marriage and babies I gained a LOT of weight. My highest weight was over 300lbs at one point. I started this journey at 275lbs, my weight at my pre-op appointment was 265lbs. I finally feel like the outside matches the inside, even though I was morbidly obese my brain never registered that so I always felt thinner in my head (opposite of what is common). I can run a 5k on the treadmill in just over 34 mins, before it was over an hour! Went from a size 24 pants to a size 8, size 2XL shirt to a Medium!






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    ahillig reacted to BoredCW in Hit my surgeon's goal weight!   
    Awesome! Looking great! Keep up the work. Your personal goal is in sight. Great job!
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    ahillig reacted to Meadow76 in Hit my surgeon's goal weight!   
    You look great! Congratulations! Can I ask how tall you are? My surgeon said my goal may be 165. I think 145. I’m 5’3”. 66 yrs. Sleeve 9/23/19. HW 285 SW 245 CW 180. When I see someone look great like you always want to put it in prospective.
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    ahillig got a reaction from catwoman7 in Hit my surgeon's goal weight!   
    I had surgery 240 days ago, just shy of 8 months. Today, I hit the goal weight my surgeon set for me 175lbs, my personal goal weight is 160lbs. Never did I think I'd get to this point. I was always thinner growing up, through an abusive marriage and babies I gained a LOT of weight. My highest weight was over 300lbs at one point. I started this journey at 275lbs, my weight at my pre-op appointment was 265lbs. I finally feel like the outside matches the inside, even though I was morbidly obese my brain never registered that so I always felt thinner in my head (opposite of what is common). I can run a 5k on the treadmill in just over 34 mins, before it was over an hour! Went from a size 24 pants to a size 8, size 2XL shirt to a Medium!






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    ahillig got a reaction from catwoman7 in Hit my surgeon's goal weight!   
    I had surgery 240 days ago, just shy of 8 months. Today, I hit the goal weight my surgeon set for me 175lbs, my personal goal weight is 160lbs. Never did I think I'd get to this point. I was always thinner growing up, through an abusive marriage and babies I gained a LOT of weight. My highest weight was over 300lbs at one point. I started this journey at 275lbs, my weight at my pre-op appointment was 265lbs. I finally feel like the outside matches the inside, even though I was morbidly obese my brain never registered that so I always felt thinner in my head (opposite of what is common). I can run a 5k on the treadmill in just over 34 mins, before it was over an hour! Went from a size 24 pants to a size 8, size 2XL shirt to a Medium!






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    ahillig got a reaction from catwoman7 in Hit my surgeon's goal weight!   
    I had surgery 240 days ago, just shy of 8 months. Today, I hit the goal weight my surgeon set for me 175lbs, my personal goal weight is 160lbs. Never did I think I'd get to this point. I was always thinner growing up, through an abusive marriage and babies I gained a LOT of weight. My highest weight was over 300lbs at one point. I started this journey at 275lbs, my weight at my pre-op appointment was 265lbs. I finally feel like the outside matches the inside, even though I was morbidly obese my brain never registered that so I always felt thinner in my head (opposite of what is common). I can run a 5k on the treadmill in just over 34 mins, before it was over an hour! Went from a size 24 pants to a size 8, size 2XL shirt to a Medium!






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    ahillig got a reaction from catwoman7 in Hit my surgeon's goal weight!   
    I had surgery 240 days ago, just shy of 8 months. Today, I hit the goal weight my surgeon set for me 175lbs, my personal goal weight is 160lbs. Never did I think I'd get to this point. I was always thinner growing up, through an abusive marriage and babies I gained a LOT of weight. My highest weight was over 300lbs at one point. I started this journey at 275lbs, my weight at my pre-op appointment was 265lbs. I finally feel like the outside matches the inside, even though I was morbidly obese my brain never registered that so I always felt thinner in my head (opposite of what is common). I can run a 5k on the treadmill in just over 34 mins, before it was over an hour! Went from a size 24 pants to a size 8, size 2XL shirt to a Medium!






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