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5 weeks post op Monday and not one single issue

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Next week will be my 5 month rny surgiversary, and I have had no complications. Im down 31 lbs pre-op and 85 lbs post-op. Im sure you'll do great! Good luck!

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I had a stricture early out. They happen to about 5% of gastric bypass patients, making it one of the most common complications, if that tells you anything (i.e., complications aren't common). Minor issue and easy fix. No other problems. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

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I think you should be asking about gastric bypass successes, and focus on the positive! If you adk about complications you're going to hear from the minority, myself included. I hesitate to tell you, but just 5 weeks out from bypass I developed pain when drinking or eating, and couldn't keep anything down. It felt like I had eaten a whole pizza! Turns out I had the most severe stricture the surgeon had ever seen, and lots of ulcers. It took months. And 6 dilations to fix the problem. I'm 8 months post bypass now. And am fine. I was totally unprepared for this. But had a great attitude, and just went with the flow. It's really the only thing you can do when faced with a setback.
Now, I'm praying you don't have any complications at all. I was a very rare case!!

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Asking for complications are you looking for ways to psych yourself out the procedure? I looked for for both success and complications because I’d been sleeved already and wish I would’ve known about the “common” complications of GERD and hiatal hernia with the sleeve, but it was too new during that time. I’m 13 days out RNY because of GERD and hernia. Right now I have some small pockets of blockage and inflammation in my small intestine, and still no BM. My intestines are decompressed and that’s because my inside have not fully awakened after surgery. Right now I’m still trying to get liquids down and my purées. When it goes it stays, but...I see my doctor today to see what’s going on.

I didn’t see a lot of complication stories prior to RNY and I’m low key wishing I would’ve had this surgery first but my BMI was not high enough for the approval. All in all I can’t say one way or another if I like it or regret it.

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I had a complication from anesthesia, not from the bypass itself. Anesthesia caused my heart rate to shoot up and not come back down. Slowly over the past few weeks it is lowering on it's own. It is likely nothing to worry about, but it's being checked out anyway.

I was a revision, so my risk of complications is higher and I still had a very successful surgery. My pain was minimal, my food tolerance has been incredible, and I feel more normal than I ever have!

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7 weeks post surgery tomorrow... No issues at all just big pain the first few days then manageable pain the first week.

Back to normal physically just learning how to adjust to chewing everything so much before swallowing...

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On 11/29/2019 at 9:49 PM, boymom860 said:

Anyone here suffer from complications related to Gastric Bypass? I am getting it this spring and trying to mentally prepare.

Thanks!

I developed a marginal ulcer at 1 week and had to have my gallbladder removed at 2 months and while they were in there they found a hernia. I also have orthostatic hypotension now which developed at 4 months. The cardiologist and my PCP do not think that will ever resolve so I take 3 pills a day to keep my blood pressure up. Still worth it, however, IMO.

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13 days all good

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On 11/30/2019 at 2:49 AM, boymom860 said:

Anyone here suffer from complications related to Gastric Bypass? I am getting it this spring and trying to mentally prepare.

Thanks!

As long as you’re sensible and follow what they tell you , there’s no reason why you should have complications. Of course , none of us can predict what can or can’t happen , even if you follow the diet and rules to the letter, you could still get complications that aren’t your fault, but the key is to make good food choices and excercise , and of course , keep to the golden rules! I read and researched everything I could . I wish you every success on your journey 😊

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Honestly I don’t think I could psyche myself out right now if I could do it tomorrow I would I’m just counting down the days until April 6. I more just wanted to know mentally what I should be prepared for

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