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HI all!!! So I had my bypass on 11/17/21 a few days after I started getting really nauseous and couldn't eat of drink. The Friday after Thanksgiving I begin throwing up massive amounts of blood and clots. My surgeon rushed me to ER. They did a CT scan and everything looked good. They admitted me and started fluids. over the next week I had an endoscopy and a text on my gallbladder. The endoscopy showed no new blood but my stomach lining was VERY irritated. The gallbladder test showed it was not draining properly. He decided he was going to remove it. At the same time he was getting concerned because my numbers were out of whack and my Protein levels were dropping. They put a central line in and began feeding me TPN through it. Gallbladder surgery went well and he was very happy he removed it because it was very distended.

I was discharged a week ago with TPN. So now I am home with my central line and TPN every night. I still can't really eat anything and even drinking causes me pain and nausea.

Anyone experience ANY of this???

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I'm so sorry your going through this. I also had surgery on 11/22 and then Friday after Thanksgiving was super sick. Called ambulance Saturday at like 5am and ended up being rushed into a second surgery for an internal hernia repair and a bow obstruction caused by one of my stitches popping from my bypass surgery. I need to go get my blood drawn too because my numbers are off. Co2 is low and my anion Gap and potassium are High. Our bodies went through a lot having two surgeries. Do the best you can, follow your discharge instructions and listen to your body. Goodluck!!

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I'm so sorry for both of you! While complication rates are low for this surgery, they aren't zero, so unfortunately some folks go through these situations. I think it's definitely helpful to share so that others have a realistic view of the risks instead of assuming sunshine and rainbows. Hopefully this is the worst of it and it'll end up being a small blip in your life history. Hang in there!

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On 12/15/2021 at 11:51, Babin.jessica1993 said:



I'm so sorry your going through this. I also had surgery on 11/22 and then Friday after Thanksgiving was super sick. Called ambulance Saturday at like 5am and ended up being rushed into a second surgery for an internal hernia repair and a bow obstruction caused by one of my stitches popping from my bypass surgery. I need to go get my blood drawn too because my numbers are off. Co2 is low and my anion Gap and potassium are High. Our bodies went through a lot having two surgeries. Do the best you can, follow your discharge instructions and listen to your body. Goodluck!!


Yeah a home health nurse comes once a week to take blood for lab tests and change my bandage on my central line.

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it's rare but it happens. Sorry you're going through this.

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So sorry! Hope you are both feeling better soon.

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I’m so sorry for the both of you. I hope you guys heal soon and are both able to move forward to the next stage of eating. Sending my thoughts and prayers for healthy recoveries to both of you.🙏🙏🙏

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How awful Lem! I hope you recover quickly from the second big op and that everything goes really well for you from here onwards. Babin.jessica too.

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As my grandmother likes to say, “It can only get better from here!”

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So sorry to hear this. I hope things get better for both of you quickly.

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Update - I needed a 3rd surgery. There were 2 areas that scar tissue developed and chocked off areas. Not allowing food to pass. I had it this morning. He said it will take a few weeks for stomach to heal but I should be able to stop the IV nutrition in a week or 2.

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6 hours ago, Lem32 said:

Update - I needed a 3rd surgery. There were 2 areas that scar tissue developed and chocked off areas. Not allowing food to pass. I had it this morning. He said it will take a few weeks for stomach to heal but I should be able to stop the IV nutrition in a week or 2.

So glad they figured out what was going on. Get well soon.

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Just checking in to see how you’re doing. Hope things are going better and healing. Hoping you feel better.

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Yep, I've had tons of problems after my bypass. Had it in Oct and have basically been throwing up everything since. I've had 3 EGDs and found a huge ulcer at the anastamosis, hernia and severely malnutritioned. Was admitted to the hospital for a week on IVs and had a feeding tube placed for 3 weeks until I pulled it out. I'm going on 4 months of hell. I have to do weekly bloodwork and 6hr long Infusions of potassium and magnesium because they're so low. My Protein is low as well but strangely not too bad.
I regret this so much & at this point Dr's are considering reversal.

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On 12/15/2021 at 11:59 AM, cellbell said:

I'm so sorry for both of you! While complication rates are low for this surgery, they aren't zero, so unfortunately some folks go through these situations. I think it's definitely helpful to share so that others have a realistic view of the risks instead of assuming sunshine and rainbows. Hopefully this is the worst of it and it'll end up being a small blip in your life history. Hang in there!

Yes! Thank you for putting it that way "helpful to share so that others have a realistic view of the risks instead of assuming sunshine and rainbows". I was prepared for getting the sleeve. Dr told me yesterday I have to have bypass so now I'm reading all of the bypass forums to get a realistic view on how that's going to go. I know everything surgery can have complications but I want to be prepared for things that can happen that way I'm not panicking over something that might be normal. Or to even be prepared for something not so normal (then at least I'd know what to do right away and know what can possibly come of it). I like to hear all of the good AND bad!

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