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And now maybe you will be able to speed up your healing. You have already been through so much, ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿฏ, but maybe had days will be soon over,

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Yup, sepsis is no joke! The Universe looks out for us...this is definitely a prime example of that [emoji1360]
So true!! I'm so so glad they found it. No wonder you have been feeling like ****. Glad now you can work on healing. How has work been about you taking off?

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So how is Sunday going for you? Are you pretty sore? How does it rank pain-wise with the last surgery? And when do you get to go home?

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20 hours ago, mousecat88 said:

surgery done. they found an ulcer in my intestine that was about to open up and leak stool into my torso! they fixed that and removed my gallbladder. have some pain. will probably be here 2 more nights. sigh.

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You=Lucky Dawg!

So glad they found it and hopefully you will mend now!

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Heyyy! I got home a noon today. So, it turned out my gallbladder was so inflamed it had fused to my liver! I also had a hernia, not another ulcer specifically. The area where the intestinal junction meets under the new pouch had developed a hole in it. He said most people retain fat there but if you lose weight weight, sometimes those sutures separate before healing so he fixed this hole. I just took a 5 hour nap. Basically feels like a cracked rib and some muscle soreness on my right side. Can't wait to see the brutal heparin injection I get this time. lol! I havent eaten in 74 hours so tomorrow I'll experiment with some food! Tonight is rest and Water.

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heparin injection bruise, I mean.

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heparin injection bruise, I mean.

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Sounds like a very good thing they took your gallbladder. I had such relief when they took mine. Hope food goes well and you will now have a new normal!

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I'm glad to hear your problem was solved. Wish you quick recovery. Take a good care of yourself and keep us updated on your progress.

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Hope you are healing and feeling much better!

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this is really weird to me. aside from the pain of where the gallbladder was, all the nausea is gone. i don't feel any restriction at all and i am ridiculously starving. i have to train myself all over again. i had 4oz of oatmeal super quickly, inadvertently, but had no ill effect. it's like the pain was keeping me on the right path. i hope i get some fullness cues back.

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12 minutes ago, mousecat88 said:

this is really weird to me. aside from the pain of where the gallbladder was, all the nausea is gone. i don't feel any restriction at all and i am ridiculously starving. i have to train myself all over again. i had 4oz of oatmeal super quickly, inadvertently, but had no ill effect. it's like the pain was keeping me on the right path. i hope i get some fullness cues back.

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Wow that is so crazy! And your gallbladder was FUSED to your liver?! :51_scream: How does that even happen?

Ya know I found this weird, tiny set of eating utensils on Amazon when I searched for bariatric stuff. They're supposed to help you eat tiny bites compared to regular sized utensils. Those and special plates for sorting your food into mini portions. I'll definitely be getting those because I hoover my food. They're pretty cheap too. You've got this though...just like you did the first time :783_heart_decoration:

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Wow that is so crazy! And your gallbladder was FUSED to your liver?! :51_scream: How does that even happen?
Ya know I found this weird, tiny set of eating utensils on Amazon when I searched for bariatric stuff. They're supposed to help you eat tiny bites compared to regular sized utensils. Those and special plates for sorting your food into mini portions. I'll definitely be getting those because I hoover my food. They're pretty cheap too. You've got this though...just like you did the first time :783_heart_decoration:
Yeah it was just so inflamed it started to mesh into my liver. He said it must have started doing that years ago, normally it just pops right out.

Ironically, the pain helped me eat like I was supposed to. Now I want to shovel everything into my mouth. I just need to learn to ignore the hunger.

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1 minute ago, mousecat88 said:

Yeah it was just so inflamed it started to mesh into my liver. He said it must have started doing that years ago, normally it just pops right out.

Ironically, the pain helped me eat like I was supposed to. Now I want to shovel everything into my mouth. I just need to learn to ignore the hunger.

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Poor thing...hopefully it'll sort itself out. Your pouch is still new.

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Had some severe dry-heaving again yesterday and nausea. I think it was from a strong pain killer I took, however. I have eaten about 8oz in a week and dropped 10lbs. I feel pretty weak. Still off work til Tuesday. Just don't wanna eat or do anything.

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Had some severe dry-heaving again yesterday and nausea. I think it was from a strong pain killer I took, however. I have eaten about 8oz in a week and dropped 10lbs. I feel pretty weak. Still off work til Tuesday. Just don't wanna eat or do anything.

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It's important to take time and heal and rest.

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