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My RNY story two years post-op



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Hello,

My name is Arturo and I am 2 years post-op Gastric Bypass. I have lost a total of 185 pounds which for once in my life I could say I am not over weight. Unfortunately, when I had my surgery I was readmitted to the hospital a week later with abdominal pain which turned out to be a Portal Vein Thrombosis due to the surgery. This started my hell of Portal Hypertension and an enlarged spleen that has caused constant abdominal pain ever since. Luckily I was able to find a hepatic surgeon who could help my issue by restoring blood supply to my liver which has been reduced since the surgery 2 years ago.

I am happy that my blood supply has been restored but it seems that I am able to eat more and unfortunately I gained back 15 pounds and I am starting to get worried. As I start feeling better I plan to go back to the Gym and work on my diet so I can get my weight back down again or at least maintain because I feel better at my current weight.

Moral of the story I have been asked so many times if the RNY surgery was worth it due to everything I have been through. I counter with this statement I would not regret having the surgery as at the time I had no reason to think that i would have a Portal Vein Thrombosis and I am not sorry for the decision that I have made. Either way this complication could happen for any other surgery in the abdomen, not necessarily a gastric surgery such as the RNY.

Anybody who is considering having the gastric bypass or any other surgery to help them with their weight just remember that complications can happen. Just be aware of them and make your decision accordingly. I look forward to being a part of this forum and if anyone has any questions please let me know.

Here are a couple of before and after pictures:

Before and after: 1 yr ago

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After - now

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Amazing pictures.

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Thank you so much. AggiG

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Wow! Thanks so much for sharing! You look amazing! So sorry to read of your struggle, but truly hope things improve over time!!! ((hugs))

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Great message!

I 💜 your resilience.

CONGRATULATIONS and so happy for you that are well again

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