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Well, this isn't what I imagined 1 year out



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I'm currently in the hospital because I believe I had some food stuck in my pouch. Yesterday at work I had leftovers from the previous nights dinner for lunch. Now, it went down just fine the night before. I ate about 4 small pieces of the grilled chicken, maybe 2 oz total, and from that point on I had nothing but excruciating pain and I would vomit every time I tried to drink so much as a sip of Water. I only ever vomited a handful of times in the entire year since surgery it was always a one and done deal, I tolerated everything very well and never had strictures or anything like that so this was a bit ridiculous.

I ended up leaving work (as an ER nurse) to go to the ER of the hospital I had my surgery done at and got a cocktail that relaxed things enough to let whatever was stuck pass. They admitted me because I was dehydrated and I still had residual pain in my upper belly. X-rays all showed that all pathways were clear so there isn't anything stuck anywhere else. I'm still here though because it hurts to drink more than 1-2tbsp at a time and I'm scared to try more because it hurts. Hopefully I can go home tomorrow, but while I'm here it's back to Clear Liquids. 😥

I have no clue what happened for things to get stuck but it felt awful. Never imagined I'd be here with these issues over a year out (August 2019 was my surgery).

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Hugs and all best to you ahillig! It does sound so puzzling this far out. Good luck and please keep us posted.💖

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Hope they can figure out what the problem is, and get it corrected. Please keep us posted! Good luck!!

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4 hours ago, Latanya said:

I hope you feel better soon. I'm only 4 months out but I'm already regretting my decision. Its scary that this is happening to you a year out.

oh man sorry to hear this. May I ask why?

Edited by Glowup Jess

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At a year out this must have been as series of things that conspired to play gotcha. We're careful because we know the worst case is just this happens.

I' can't say I have such a bad experience of things gutting stuck, but my worst cases involved leftover chicken.

Good luck in your recovery, and take care.

Tek

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So I'm still being held hostage. I am on full liquids now, but it takes me two hours to eat 2oz of Soup and 2 oz of yogurt, that's the only way I don't have pain. X-rays and CT showed no obstruction so I'm having an EGD sometime tomorrow to see what my pouch looks like. They're thinking it might be pouchitis, yes it's a real thing apparently. They think that my severe vomiting the other day irritated it and that's what is causing the pain. I can drink about 2tbsp of Water at a time now which is a vast improvement. Still get twinges of pain with anything in my stomach.

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On 10/04/2020 at 20:14, ahillig said:



So I'm still being held hostage. I am on full liquids now, but it takes me two hours to eat 2oz of Soup and 2 oz of yogurt, that's the only way I don't have pain. X-rays and CT showed no obstruction so I'm having an EGD sometime tomorrow to see what my pouch looks like. They're thinking it might be pouchitis, yes it's a real thing apparently. They think that my severe vomiting the other day irritated it and that's what is causing the pain. I can drink about 2tbsp of Water at a time now which is a vast improvement. Still get twinges of pain with anything in my stomach.


This is scary! How’d everything turn out? I hope you’re home and much better now!

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