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I just have to say - the moderators changed my thread title? How weird??

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A little update - I ended up back in the hospital with Fluid on my lungs for 19 days. I'm home now. Hoping, praying this bacteria from my leak doesn't go to some other organ.

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Libbe,

I missed this the first time around - when you orginally posted. I am so sorry that you are still going through this nightmare... now, this might sound weird, but your post 'feel' really positive?! Not sure why? Anyway, I think with you positive attitude you will get through all of this.

Sending you hugs from across the pond x

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Oh I am really sorry to hear that. What an ordeal you have been through. I pray that you heal are done with the leak. and on the road to recovery for good.

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Libbe hang in there sending you hugs from Northern Cali. What about the exterminator is he feeling this is it, I HOPE.

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He said there is always a chance of reoccurence. Scares me so much. I will be paranoid about my temp and any shoulder pains for now.

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OMG...you poor thing! I hope you have a good support system around you to help you through this. I will pray as well. Where did you get sleeved?

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OMG MeMe!!!!

I just read all your posts. I am so sorry to read about all your troubles. I hope they will finally get you fixed up and you can move forward and enjoy your sleeve. I am sorry you are in the percentage of leak statistics. We are all behind you. Keep us posted on you recovery.

Vicki (Oma)

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I hope you are doing much better now. I totally understand your pain. I had a leak and double pneumonia so I feel for you. It does get better. My thoughts are with you.

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How long did your leak take to heal? What did they do? There are so few people to ask their experience.

I hope you are doing much better now. I totally understand your pain. I had a leak and double pneumonia so I feel for you. It does get better. My thoughts are with you.

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I was in Mexico and didn't feel right from the start. After 2 days I told the doctors I knew something was wrong and they took me into surgery again to check it out. They said I had an ulcer that they missed while they were doing the sleeve, but I had a scope done before I left the U.S and there was no sign of anything. Butttt..... they said the ulcer caused a hole which they repaired. I felt better and returned to the U.S. I started having fever and pain, so I went to a general doc who diagnosed me as having double pneumonia so I was admitted into the hospital where they done tests and found out that I had a leak. From there everything went downhill. I was in the hospital another 2 weeks and had to do tpm at home for at least 6 wks. I thought I was in hell, but I was thankful everything was caught and fixed befofe anything even worse happened. I was lucky. My doc in the U.S. who I found on my own,( a bariatric surgeon who I begged to take my case ) took me in. He kept me on nothing through the mouth and only tpn until it healed on it's own. I had the mexico surgery video and he said it looked like it created an ulcer while being cauterized during the surgery, thus when I consumed liquids, causing infection. So I did antiboiotics through tpm. I eventually healed and was where I should have been after the initial surgery.

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Sorry to hear all this stories, but I need to know where did you have the pain?

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