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I know many of you were following my story after Cigna denied me twice and finally after peer review surgery was set for Monday, November 18th.

However because my case was already challenging, why not throw a bit more into it right?!

I started throwing up and having diarrhea/ stomach and chest pain Monday the 11th. I have been having trouble on and off since I had the fundoplication takedown, hernia repair, and my LINX device installed. This went on until Wednesday morning at 6am and had to be rushed to the hospital. It was there they determined after lots of tests that my wbc count was through the roof, I had heightened liver enzymes and an enlarged liver, blood in my urine, and the flow from the bottom of my gall bladder had stopped working. I have immediately admitted for surgery.

When I asked how this would play into my sleeve surgery, they said theoretically they could do the gall bladder Thursday and then turn around Monday and sleeve me if I felt okay.

I asked him if we could get it all over with at one time so I didn’t have to go through it again and after speaking with insurance they all agreed this would happen. So on Thursday I went in for a triple surgery- gall bladder removal, gastric sleeve, and LINX adjustment.

Let me start by saying I am so grateful that it’s done. I’m supposed to be discharged later today (Saturday) so my stay here has def been longer.

However during surgery, they didn’t give me enough sedative and I WOKE UP PARALYZED but could feel! I just couldn’t move. Had they done the gall bladder and waited on the sleeve I would have never gone back into surgery. I will say coming out of the surgery and that first night was awful. I heaved, I was in the most intense pain (keep in mind 3 surgeries), and I just didn’t think I was going to make it.

I have been cruising right a long though. Increasing my walking here at the hospital, moving gas, drinking shakes and Water with no problem and chicken broth never tasted so good. I am and have been ready for this step in my life and although this has been a rough way to get it done, I am ready to fight for my life and health.

So just keep pushing on. If you take away anything from this mess it is that you got into this because change was NECESSARY, you have been putting in the work, and now it is on you to maintain the lifestyle.

Surgery weight- 346

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It will all be worth it. This is coming from someone who had a leak in their sleeve and spent 3 months in hospital having multiple surgeries to fix it. Didn't feel so grateful at the time, but now 120+ pounds down and it's the best thing that ever happened. For anyone who has complications in their journey, I think you just have to put your head down and move forward, one foot in front of the other.

Well done for getting through it and having a great outlook! I am looking forward to seeing your progress ❤️

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2 hours ago, Blueorchid said:

However during surgery, they didn’t give me enough sedative and I WOKE UP PARALYZED but could feel! I just couldn’t move.  

How are they planning to rectify this situation?

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3 hours ago, Blueorchid said:

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However during surgery, they didn’t give me enough sedative and I WOKE UP PARALYZED but could feel! I just couldn’t move.

We need another reaction choice on the "like" button---OMG with a face palm emoji! That's HORRIFYING!!😱

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I have no clue how to even handle this. The anesthesiologist did come up and apologize but I’m not able to shake all of this

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3 minutes ago, Blueorchid said:

I have no clue how to even handle this. The anesthesiologist did come up and apologize but I’m not able to shake all of this

Well dont leave without finding out how to report and resolve it & don't sign anything you don't understand. Your family should assist with finding answers as you are still in an altered state. Safe recovery

Good Luck 💙

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6 hours ago, Blueorchid said:

I know many of you were following my story after Cigna denied me twice and finally after peer review surgery was set for Monday, November 18th.

However because my case was already challenging, why not throw a bit more into it right?!

I started throwing up and having diarrhea/ stomach and chest pain Monday the 11th. I have been having trouble on and off since I had the fundoplication takedown, hernia repair, and my LINX device installed. This went on until Wednesday morning at 6am and had to be rushed to the hospital. It was there they determined after lots of tests that my wbc count was through the roof, I had heightened liver enzymes and an enlarged liver, blood in my urine, and the flow from the bottom of my gall bladder had stopped working. I have immediately admitted for surgery.

When I asked how this would play into my sleeve surgery, they said theoretically they could do the gall bladder Thursday and then turn around Monday and sleeve me if I felt okay.

I asked him if we could get it all over with at one time so I didn’t have to go through it again and after speaking with insurance they all agreed this would happen. So on Thursday I went in for a triple surgery- gall bladder removal, gastric sleeve, and LINX adjustment.

Let me start by saying I am so grateful that it’s done. I’m supposed to be discharged later today (Saturday) so my stay here has def been longer.

However during surgery, they didn’t give me enough sedative and I WOKE UP PARALYZED but could feel! I just couldn’t move. Had they done the gall bladder and waited on the sleeve I would have never gone back into surgery. I will say coming out of the surgery and that first night was awful. I heaved, I was in the most intense pain (keep in mind 3 surgeries), and I just didn’t think I was going to make it.

I have been cruising right a long though. Increasing my walking here at the hospital, moving gas, drinking shakes and Water with no problem and chicken broth never tasted so good. I am and have been ready for this step in my life and although this has been a rough way to get it done, I am ready to fight for my life and health.

So just keep pushing on. If you take away anything from this mess it is that you got into this because change was NECESSARY, you have been putting in the work, and now it is on you to maintain the lifestyle.

Surgery weight- 346

WOW!!! That's all I can say, WWOOWW!!!

Man, if you could survive all that, you;ve already proven that you're a fighter! Keep fighting!!!

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This has been one crazy ride for you, sending healing wishes for a smooth and positive recovery.

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