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I had DS surgery June 12 and felt slight soreness, nothing unusual, felt ready to 24 hours laterPOD 1...then it hit with a ton of bricks, POD 2, excruciating pain, high heart rate and inability to walk.. had a cat scan it was negative for leak... POD3my surgeon wasn’t convinced and Wanted too keep me to see how I was feeling wasn’t quite up to par but pain controlled still walking, every 3 hours slow but steady..POD4 woke up with fever103.9 and heart in 120’s.

Plan was exploratory lap 2 hours later, came out of OR with 3 drains and a NGT to decompress stomach and a PCA..for pain control, he found a teeny tiny leak, restitched it and covered with muscle. Washed the cavity hence the drains. Now on antibiotics and fluids...And another week here in the hospital. The upside I have a great team of nurses and docs at a nationally accredited metabolic and Bariatric center... I’m getting awesome care. I read so much research studies and articles prior to the DS I knew the switch has more complications but greater results! The benefits outweigh the risks .... peace and live my bench buddies !

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Oh darlin' girl, so sorry you are in this mess, but glad your care is top notch.

Rest and follow all your docs orders to a T. Just do some day dreaming about all the new exciting activities you will do once you get healed, shop online for some new dancing shoes and that party dress.

Hang in there. Prayers.

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Thank you! I’m a ER/Trauma RN who has totally complied with the walking every 3 hours even though I had pain and the sips. The docs, residents and nurses say I look to good to have gone thru so much . (Have my own pjs, and put my earrings and Fitbit back on) Today I feel great my pain is there I try to breath through it...but it’s lessening and I find making a Note of what to avoid helps a lot ,, thx again for your well wishes

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@Diva302Very glad they caught it quickly.

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Your stomach looks so much more trim than mine, and I'm one year post op....

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