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Has anyone gone through a post-21 day leak (that’s what my surgeon calls it). I am her first ever case and it has been a roller coaster. I was sleeved Oct 8, 2019. When I was 7 weeks post-op (November 24) I ended up in the ER for insane chills, vomiting, fever, and pain all over. Long story short I was life flighted to another hospital where I had a three week stay and they repaired the leak. It has been 6 weeks since the surgery and I barely started on liquids two weeks ago. I am getting so frustrated because I feel ready to eat soft/solids but my surgeon keeps putting it off. I am also on TPN, which means I’m stuck to an IV for 16 hours a day. I am just so over it and want to move on, but I worry it’ll never be normal again.

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Oh my gosh, I am so sorry to hear this. I can imagine that you are just ready to get back to any sense of normalcy. Complications are so hard and this sounds very extreme. I hope you find some normalcy soon 🙏🏽

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fortunately that kind of thing is extremely rare, but I'm so sorry you're going through this!! I hope you're soon on the mend!

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Thankfully you went to the ER and received the proper care. You must listen to the doctor on the healing time before you start any food, please be patient. Learn a new hobby to keep your mind from thinking of food. Journal, dare to dream, read about mindfulness, etc. Good luck and good recovery to you.

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25 minutes ago, Sosewsue61 said:

Thankfully you went to the ER and received the proper care. You must listen to the doctor on the healing time before you start any food, please be patient. Learn a new hobby to keep your mind from thinking of food. Journal, dare to dream, read about mindfulness, etc. Good luck and good recovery to you.

Actually, my leak was not caused through ANY fault of mine. I followed the recovery process TO A T. I wasn’t even back on solids, yet. It was caused from pressure of vomiting due to the flu. If you mean NOW, I am still following the doctors orders. But as someone who hasn’t eaten solid food since October 6, it’s a little frustrating.

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Hopefully you are now on the route to healing and better health and no more complications

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"It has been 6 weeks since the surgery and I barely started on liquids two weeks ago. I am getting so frustrated because I feel ready to eat soft/solids but my surgeon keeps putting it off. I am also on TPN, which means I’m stuck to an IV for 16 hours a day. I am just so over it and want to move on, but I worry it’ll never be normal again."

I don't believe I said anything was your fault anywhere in my post, sorry if it seemed like that... you indicated it in your post the frustration of waiting, so I was being cautionary about this new surgery repair and nothing else... I wish you a successful journey with no more issues..

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