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My Christmas Miracle Happened on Dec 7th When I Had DS Surgery



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I hope everyone had a great Christmas. I am new here. I thought I would share a little about my experience and see if anyone else had a similar situation. First let me say, I really was dragging my feet about having a Duodenal Switch as it seemed to so severe, but my doctor insisted it was the best procedure for me. The first week, I was hating life, but it gets a little better each day. I was told when I woke up from surgery that my appendix had been removed as well. I just figured that it was inflamed or something. I hadn't had any symptoms of appendicitis. . . .

As it turns out, I had a non-malignant tumor in my appendix. It was a type that can become malignant and spread without symptoms, until it is well established all over the body. My surgeon told me at my two week post-op appointment that if I had had the gastric bypass he would not have been looking down as far as my appendix and would not have noticed it. The entire tumor was removed!

Wow! Do I feel lucky! I thanked Dr. Roller several times, but once again: Thank you Dr. R!

Edited by Brightbabyblues

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What an incredible story! Talk about a new lease on life! Good luck and God bless you as you move forward with your weight loss journey!

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@@Brightbabyblues

Wow! What a great story. I am so happy that your doctor chose and pushed you forward. You can only imagine what could have happened.

You have an angel watching over you!

Congratulations on making it through the surgery and the first few weeks. Every day gets better!

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Awesome!! And just think your Dr could have missed it all!! What a great BONUS!!!

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