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It's been a while for updates because of end of summer madness with my BF relocating out of state and prepping kids for school 😳

A few weeks ago i noticed that a could not advance my diet on schedule without vomiting or foamies. I went from 153 to 146 very quickly. This was not ideal.

I thought it was new food intolerances but after one weekend of vomiting all day (even fluids) I left a message for my Surgeon but went to the ER. (Surgeon was unavailable because of the birth of his daughter 😍)

They performed an emergency Endoscopy at my persistence and the Gastro MD thought to have seen esophageal webbing. I was beyond stressed over this new development.

A few days later with still random vomiting/foamies my surgeon ordered another Endoscopy and possible Dilatation.

I wanted to enjoy the rest of my summer so I postponed it for a bit went on a spontaneous mini vacay to visit my BF for a week. The got my kids settled for school. I experienced the same symptoms the entire time, but the trip and delay was worth it.

Yesterday was the Endo/Dilatation done by my Surgical's practice head surgeon. I cannot stress how important it is for someone familiar with you, your new anatomy and the procedure to perform your diagnostic testing.

I did not have webbing (a rare congenital conditions that signifies a rare disorder/precancer possibilities) 🙌, I developed a stricture. Apparently my body loves to scar and constrict.

Dilatation was performed and will be repeated in a few weeks, but SO FAR SO GOOD. I will advance my diet slowly and see how it goes.

📣📣My Public Service Announcement📣📣:

Folks, please don't dismiss ANY symptoms as just being normal. Go to your team and voice your concerns and above all go with knowledgeable practitioners.

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Yay for pushing through and enjoying end of summer and on getting this super serious condition taken care of. So glad you don't have webbing!!!! Wooot!!! Heal quickly! ((hugs))

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Thanks! Honestly the symptoms of the stricture wasn't as bad as some have described (plus ive already dealt with stricture when i had VSG) so I feel fortunate

The Dilatation was easy peasy. No pain or problems followed.

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[emoji348] UPDATES [emoji348] UPDATES [emoji348] UPDATES [emoji348]
It's been a while for updates because of end of summer madness with my BF relocating out of state and prepping kids for school [emoji15]
A few weeks ago i noticed that a could not advance my diet on schedule without vomiting or foamies. I went from 153 to 146 very quickly. This was not ideal.
I thought it was new food intolerances but after one weekend of vomiting all day (even fluids) I left a message for my Surgeon but went to the ER. (Surgeon was unavailable because of the birth of his daughter [emoji7])
They performed an emergency Endoscopy at my persistence and the Gastro MD thought to have seen esophageal webbing. I was beyond stressed over this new development.
A few days later with still random vomiting/foamies my surgeon ordered another Endoscopy and possible Dilatation.
I wanted to enjoy the rest of my summer so I postponed it for a bit went on a spontaneous mini vacay to visit my BF for a week. The got my kids settled for school. I experienced the same symptoms the entire time, but the trip and delay was worth it.
Yesterday was the Endo/Dilatation done by my Surgical's practice head surgeon. I cannot stress how important it is for someone familiar with you, your new anatomy and the procedure to perform your diagnostic testing.
I did not have webbing (a rare congenital conditions that signifies a rare disorder/precancer possibilities) [emoji119], I developed a stricture. Apparently my body loves to scar and constrict.
Dilatation was performed and will be repeated in a few weeks, but SO FAR SO GOOD. I will advance my diet slowly and see how it goes.
[emoji351][emoji351]My Public Service Announcement[emoji351][emoji351]:
Folks, please don't dismiss ANY symptoms as just being normal. Go to your team and voice your concerns and above all go with knowledgeable practitioners.
Congratulations on figuring things out!! Your tenacity is laudable [emoji122][emoji122][emoji122][emoji122][emoji122][emoji122]
Wishing you continued success and healing!!!

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Oh wow, glad to hear the stricture is being sorted. You've had a bit of a rough time of it hon! *hugs* from one Semitic sister to another...

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Hoping that all goes well for you now. My revision is scheduled for tomorrow at 11am. The info that you have shared is invaluable to me. Thanks so much!

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On 9/7/2019 at 7:32 PM, ummyasmin said:

Oh wow, glad to hear the stricture is being sorted. You've had a bit of a rough time of it hon! *hugs* from one Semitic sister to another...

Thank you! Not too bad actually. I feel like an endoscopy pro now 😂

1 hour ago, Losingit2018 said:

Hoping that all goes well for you now. My revision is scheduled for tomorrow at 11am. The info that you have shared is invaluable to me. Thanks so much!

I have experienced marked improvement already! Good Luck tomorrow!

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10 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

Thank you! Not too bad actually. I feel like an endoscopy pro now 😂

I have experienced marked improvement already! Good Luck tomorrow!

Thank you. Insurance approval did not come through in time. Rescheduled for October 10.

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