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Hello Everyone,

My recovery has not be smooth to say the least. My doctor cleared me for soft solids and that’s when it all went wrong. I follow his instructions to a T but after a few days felt pain in my abdomen. Later I found blood in my stool. I went to hospital and found out I had pancreatitis. The blood in the stool test came out negative but I was wondering if anyone else went through this? Ps I don’t have a gallbladder or had a drink since 2018. I didn’t slip and ate a high fat Protein. Thank you everyone in advance and Have a Happy Easter! 🐰

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I had this in May 2015, also do not drink and had lost my gall bladder 31 years before. Was in the hospital 4 days, and they never could a causative agent for it all On my charts as idiopathic acute pancreatitis. But I was so sick a puppy while it lasted,never had pain like that before, and I delivered 3 nine-pound babies without meds, but whew the intensity of pain! Nearly 4 years ago and it's still an active memory.😭😪😥

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Is pancreatitis a possible side effect of surgery? I know possible gallbladder issues could arise - is pancreatitis a possibility too? Just wondering so I'll have another thing to worry about. LOL

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If a gallstone migrated into the pancreatic duct, oh yeah! Blockage is blockage ,baby, to channel Austin Powers! And it is a pain of pains, other poster was blessed herrs was diagnosed with bloody stool. Mine started with vomiting, after going i,to dry heaves that didn't stop, I was curled into a fetal ball, trying to guard my abdomen, I hurt so bad I was praying for the release of death where the pain would be gone, didn't matter at that point that my eartly existance would be over, just wanted to be with God and beyond all this. Believed if God really loved me, He Would Release my Spirit so I Could be With Him.
Luckily I still had my wheelchair because I don't think I could have walked. My color must have been pretty bad because they took me right in, none of the " See the triage nurse and then go sit in the lobby until we page you" s*** I have heard in the past! Did an abdominal ultrasound/CT, said "yes you do have a very swollen pancreas but we're seeing something else, you might have a tumor!" Luckily by now they had started an IV , which I hadn't complained about, some of my veins are" rollers", so usually have use aeroplane needles, the ones with a stabilizing flat plate. Must have been some sort of Happy juice going in, maybe Morphine or a cousin? Had enough presence of mind to ask " Exactly where would that be?" Left side- Okay that's the top of Kidney #3, since it wasn't on my records perhaps you were not aware of it! Whew, escaped an exploratory there!
But my Lipase and Amylase values were all elevated, I was NPO unless several hours before I went home, greasy floating feces, called steatorrhea- that's the right medical term for it. Comes from not being able to digest fats in your intestines and they are smelly too. But my 2 clearest memories are the pain, oh the pain! And the idiot general surgeon that stopped by. Asked me first how long I had been an alcoholic? Excuse me, I don't even drink! Then he said "Well then we better remove your gallbladder" about 31 years for that,looked at me with a woebegone expression and said " But THAT'S what causes THIS" Well Bozo you better look down another avenue because I'm neither of those! If I had anything hard in my reach, I would have chucked something at his head- a pillow wouldn't suffice- wondered who filled out his exams for him- definitely got nothing from the lecture on gastroenterology. This started an uneasy relationship, his parti,g words to,me were that I never would lose weight because fat, lazy and unmotivated. I should receive an RnY as torture and punishment. Wish I had taped him, bet the the hospital board would enjoyed that! As is it is,, would be my word against his and who would they believe? Yeah,that's probably about right, my voice does go up a couple decibels when I'm angry, maybe only dogs can hear me.
Anyway. a little over 3 years later I did receive,my RnY, nothing torturous about it, perhaps my excellent surgeon is not a sadist, like Dr. Bozo Ding- Dong. And I will never be sorry or apologetic for the surgery I received at OSU. Once in a great while I do see him,off in the distance, maybe,i will show up when,i get closer to goal, show,him what a good surgeon's work looks likeband point out I was never lazy, unmotivated and far from a loser in life. And fat no more, no thanks to him!

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On 4/22/2019 at 10:39 AM, Frustr8 said:

If a gallstone migrated into the pancreatic duct, oh yeah! Blockage is blockage ,baby, to channel Austin Powers! And it is a pain of pains, other poster was blessed herrs was diagnosed with bloody stool. Mine started with vomiting, after going i,to dry heaves that didn't stop, I was curled into a fetal ball, trying to guard my abdomen, I hurt so bad I was praying for the release of death where the pain would be gone, didn't matter at that point that my eartly existance would be over, just wanted to be with God and beyond all this. Believed if God really loved me, He Would Release my Spirit so I Could be With Him.
Luckily I still had my wheelchair because I don't think I could have walked. My color must have been pretty bad because they took me right in, none of the " See the triage nurse and then go sit in the lobby until we page you" s*** I have heard in the past! Did an abdominal ultrasound/CT, said "yes you do have a very swollen pancreas but we're seeing something else, you might have a tumor!" Luckily by now they had started an IV , which I hadn't complained about, some of my veins are" rollers", so usually have use aeroplane needles, the ones with a stabilizing flat plate. Must have been some sort of Happy juice going in, maybe Morphine or a cousin? Had enough presence of mind to ask " Exactly where would that be?" Left side- Okay that's the top of Kidney #3, since it wasn't on my records perhaps you were not aware of it! Whew, escaped an exploratory there!
But my Lipase and Amylase values were all elevated, I was NPO unless several hours before I went home, greasy floating feces, called steatorrhea- that's the right medical term for it. Comes from not being able to digest fats in your intestines and they are smelly too. But my 2 clearest memories are the pain, oh the pain! And the idiot general surgeon that stopped by. Asked me first how long I had been an alcoholic? Excuse me, I don't even drink! Then he said "Well then we better remove your gallbladder" about 31 years for that,looked at me with a woebegone expression and said " But THAT'S what causes THIS" Well Bozo you better look down another avenue because I'm neither of those! If I had anything hard in my reach, I would have chucked something at his head- a pillow wouldn't suffice- wondered who filled out his exams for him- definitely got nothing from the lecture on gastroenterology. This started an uneasy relationship, his parti,g words to,me were that I never would lose weight because fat, lazy and unmotivated. I should receive an RnY as torture and punishment. Wish I had taped him, bet the the hospital board would enjoyed that! As is it is,, would be my word against his and who would they believe? Yeah,that's probably about right, my voice does go up a couple decibels when I'm angry, maybe only dogs can hear me.
Anyway. a little over 3 years later I did receive,my RnY, nothing torturous about it, perhaps my excellent surgeon is not a sadist, like Dr. Bozo Ding- Dong. And I will never be sorry or apologetic for the surgery I received at OSU. Once in a great while I do see him,off in the distance, maybe,i will show up when,i get closer to goal, show,him what a good surgeon's work looks likeband point out I was never lazy, unmotivated and far from a loser in life. And fat no more, no thanks to him!

Oh my dear lord, I am so sorry for your experience 😞. Yes mine was diagnosed with a bloody stool but I can just imagine the pain. I’m glad you feel better and we’re able to get a survey that truly helped you in your journey!

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On 4/22/2019 at 9:20 AM, Cameo325 said:

Is pancreatitis a possible side effect of surgery? I know possible gallbladder issues could arise - is pancreatitis a possibility too? Just wondering so I'll have another thing to worry about. LOL

It is a possible side facet if the gallbladder issues happen and most likely would have to remove the gallbladder. Make sure to do a ton of research before deciding on a surgery.

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