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I had my surgery bon 3/14 finally. I was feeling horrible from the moment I was done. I was in the hospital for an overnight stay. I came home Friday night the first few days have been rough. I am having 50/50 of breathing I'm doing my exercises n monitoring my BP. Come to find out why... No one from Pretesting called me and told me that my left lung had partially collapsed. Aka Atelectasis. I'm trying to get some answers..I'm unhappy with my decision.... On a positive note I am Post Op Day 5... My stitches are healing nicely tho.IMG_20190316_185809_766.jpeg

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I have had a bumpy road and felt regret ant the same stage. You will get better and hopefully change your mind. Best wishes!

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Congratulations on your " Outer" looking so good, I was very bruised around each one at first. Now the hard part is healing your "innards", well can't give you back the stomach piece they thre away so I guess the best thing is to learn to live with your remaining banana of digestion and at first you won't feel much restriction with liquids apart from internal tenderness. Just take things slow and easy, and as you start to drop more weight you will come to appreciate the No More Ravenousness.
Now as to your lung, most do reinflate in a short period of time. Let me share a somewhat similar in my own life. In December 2017 I met a very nice young female cardiologist in the accomplishing of my Bariatric prerequirements. L8ked her so much I even kept her when I changed Bariatric programs 3 months later. Went back this year for a yearly checkup, now perhaps I should mention she gave me very extensive Cardiac testing , both my parents died of Cardiac issues as well as my middle child, a son, died at 31 of an ascending Aortic Aneurysm that ruptured. Well this year Dr Amrita (isn't that a pretty name?) asked if I minded going to her Hospital Mount Carmel East for a MRI and of course I said " No Problem", well in due time I got a stack of paper work from the hospital telling me where, when and at what time my date with their MRI machine. Imagine my surprise when I read the reason I'm scheduled to have this-" to check status of thoracic aneurysm, to ascertain whether it has enlarged enough to require surgery" OMG that was what my baby died of, an aneurysmn don't you think it would have been nice to tell me sooner it might not have been a random happening but something GENETIC I passed down to HIM? Well it turns out at this point it seems to be stable but I must remain on B.P. meds to keep it that way. But when I see her again , in the words of Ricky on" I Love Lucy", You Got some 'Splaing to Do!"
And I am about ready to declare a moratorium on testing. That day they also found I have a cyst on one of my 3 kidneys, yeah you heard right, 3 , a birthday gift from my parents who it turns out also had 3, Mama had a horseshoe double fused kidney on the right with normal on the left, Daddy had 2 on the right, I have 2 on the left, I am blessed that each is complete system , if i was over 70, the upper level for donations, there would be transplant teams chasing me with Butterfly Nets " Aw come on, you've got so many you ought to share!", upshot is I clear urine one and half times as fast so I teeter on the brink of dehydration. But it is what it is!
Last week I happened to have a very stiff neck, on the question of whether I had somehow developed meningitis, a Cat Scan was preformed. Luckily it was just a flare-up of severe neck arthritis but they also discovered. I have a sizable thyroid nodule present. I swear I am going to call a halt to testing pretty soon, every time something new gets found. I feel like I am becoming a Treasure trove for the Medical community.😖

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