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I feel absolutely horrible, and I'm honestly wishing I'd have never gone threw with this surgery, and I never thought I'd say that because I was so excited to finally be able to have it done....

I had sleve surgery on 9/26 at around 10am , I was relised on the 27th by noon, I live 115 mile from the facility I had my surgery at... I've been having some issues getting enough Fluid and have been in contact with my beriatric team,... and I was told because I haven't been able to take in more then 30-35 oz a day, and nothing els they wanted me to go to the er/ urgent care to get fluids....

The urgent care here said they cannot do just fluids I would need to go to the ER, so I did.....

The surgical nurse that I had help me originally was very nice (she was helping give a lunch) and hooked me up to an iv right away and got me settled in ..... the doctor however seemed less then pleased that I was even there.... and when he found out I had a pain contract (witch I'm the one who let him know) and that I just had sleeve surgery he was pretty much dismissive of me at all, he wanted to know surgeons name (I gave him that) he informed me he will be calling her before doing anything els, witch he did.... then he came in and told me I needed to not take so much pain meds, (I only took what was prescribed and less then was perscribed) then told me he would be discharging me.... his nurse was back in the room and removed my IV in less the 5 min (I only had a little over half the bag of fluids) gave me my discharge papers told me to only come back if I'm severely dehydrated (I already had the symptoms they said to look for) and that the doctor suggests I get a electrolyte replacement powder instead of coming in to the ER....

I'm not sure what to do, and I'm wondering if anyone els has had issues with medical personnel when they learn you're on pain meds or had a WLS done?

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I want to add that I'm sorry if I came off as ungrateful that I was able to have the surgery, I am grateful and i am planning on working my program. I was very emotional and upset when I was typing out what happened. I think I'm more upset that I didn't stay in a different town for my recovery.... and I'm hoping to never have to go to this hospital again if I can help it...
The doctor just make me feel like me feeling dizzy, not being able to drink much, and not going to the bathroom in over 10 hours (probably tmi I'm sorry) was all my fault and I deserved it and had no right going to the hospital for help.....

I have another surgery I'm supposed to have done in 8 months (for my back) and u will definitely hold off until I'm able to save enough to stay in a different town for recovery.

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Wow!! I am shocked at the drs behavior. Dehydration is a serious issue with this surgery. It can make you feel terrible. Is it possible to go back to the clinic that did your surgery? At least they would handle it differently, I would l hope.

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Wow!! I am shocked at the drs behavior. Dehydration is a serious issue with this surgery. It can make you feel terrible. Is it possible to go back to the clinic that did your surgery? At least they would handle it differently, I would l hope.

Unfortunately it's about a 2 hour drive if there's no traffic, can end up closer to 3 1/2 during the day, and I have a little one in school so it's not ideal, but that may be my only option if I can't get rehydrate on my own, or go to another hospital out of town.
My mom was with me and when she asked him about giving me another bag of fluids before sending me home (she thought I'd at least get the first bag done before they discharged me) he simply stated not in my hospital check at *names hospital I had surgery at* maybe they can
So I'm assuming that will be my only option from now on....
I do have a appointment with my primary doctor, who is amazing, On Tuesday and her office is attached to the urgent care, my mom is hoping she might be able to get them to give me fluids while I'm there.

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thats so stupid wow... as far as hydration. Google in your area IV Therapy. and see if anyone offers it. In my area several companies offer IV hydration. You pay and get the IV bag and you can have Vitamins and other things added to it. The ones that put the IV in your arms are all RN's I have been wanting to go to one here soon. I am 6 months post op and i still struggle to get in more than 40 oz of Water a day. Below is a picture of the menu offered at my local hydration center. yours will differ. Basically we choose the IV Bag, add however many vitamins in it we want and thats it.

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I would be on with the director of the hospital telling them that you were not treated before you were released. I would ask them if there is something they did not tell you because when you got there they agreed that you needed fluids to the point they stuck a needle into your arm yet at some point They randomly decided you didn’t even need to complete a whole bag and basically kicked you out still feeling sick. At the very least you should not have to pay for that visit. Ideally they can get you in for fluids from a professional doctor!! Hopefully, they take a closer look at that doctor and his treatment of people. Your pain contract shouldn’t have ANY bearing on your asking for fluids??

i would try contacting that team again and tell them that in your area the process must be different and you are having a hard time getting fluids. Maybe they can make a call and arrange it.

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thats so stupid wow... as far as hydration. Google in your area IV Therapy. and see if anyone offers it. In my area several companies offer IV hydration. You pay and get the IV bag and you can have Vitamins and other things added to it. The ones that put the IV in your arms are all RN's I have been wanting to go to one here soon. I am 6 months post op and i still struggle to get in more than 40 oz of Water a day. Below is a picture of the menu offered at my local hydration center. yours will differ. Basically we choose the IV Bag, add however many vitamins in it we want and thats it.
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I did Google that. Thank you for the idea but unfortunately there are none in my area, u do live in a small country town so that probably has alot go do with it but next time I'm out by one I'll definitely try that

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Can your mom stay with your little one when you need to go to the out of town clinic for hydration? Dehydration is a major issue with this surgery, and it's nothing to play with. I'm so angry for you that the ER doctor treated you that way. In no way was that ok.

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Can your mom stay with your little one when you need to go to the out of town clinic for hydration? Dehydration is a major issue with this surgery, and it's nothing to play with. I'm so angry for you that the ER doctor treated you that way. In no way was that ok.

Unfortunately the doctors haven't relised me to drive yet, so going that far alone worry me but I did message my doctor today and I'm hoping I get a message back soon to see what I can do....
My daughter's teacher nows I had surgery and is also very sweet and told me if I need to go to get fluids and take her, just shoot her an email in the morning and she can have a whole packet put together for her to take with her of id like. By the time I get to the school witch I thought was very sweet

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13 minutes ago, Sd14810 said:

Unfortunately the doctors haven't relised me to drive yet, so going that far alone worry me but I did message my doctor today and I'm hoping I get a message back soon to see what I can do....
My daughter's teacher nows I had surgery and is also very sweet and told me if I need to go to get fluids and take her, just shoot her an email in the morning and she can have a whole packet put together for her to take with her of id like. By the time I get to the school witch I thought was very sweet

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Maybe your mom could drive you and your daughter there and keep an eye on her while you get fluids. That would make the most sense, if she's willing.

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Maybe your mom could drive you and your daughter there and keep an eye on her while you get fluids. That would make the most sense, if she's willing.
She is willing, I'm hoping to hear back from my doctor before I make a trip out there, but I also have an appointment with my primary doctor tomorrow as well, and she's awesome so I'm hoping between all this we can figure something out ...


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Thank you everyone so much for your advice and support I really appreciate it, I feel like I really needed it because I felt so defeated when I got home from the hospital.... im still open to any and all comments or suggestions. But I just wanted to let everyone know how much I appreciate them

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So I don't know what a pain contract is, but I can pretty much guess what it is. From what you described it sounds like the doctor treated you like a drug seeker, which is frustrating and hard to get physicians and other medical personnel to not assume.

I would report to hospital administration to reflect the experience you had. If you go back for dehydration and encounter the same type of treatment, you can ask why you are being denied adequate care.

I went through this during my pregnancy and it took a surgeon to call screaming to get my ob/gyn to finally give me nutritional support.

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Just so everyone knows a pain contract just states that I am getting regular pain meds from my primary care, or pain management specialist because of chronic pain issues, and by letting an er doctor or other medical personnel know we are on a pain contract it's supposed to let them know we do not accept any pain management from other sources such as the er or urgent care without pre approval from our pain contract doctor...

Some doctors around here do not like this at all and believe if you are On a pain contract you should not be treated by er or urgent care unless it's a car crash or something like that..... and I honestly don't understand why if you are not there for anything pain management related ...

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I am sorry with the doctors…incredibly frustrating. Some doctors don’t agree with this kind of surgery and get a complex over it.

For trying to keep up with hydration I recommend trying a variety of beverages. I found Water on its own difficult but warmer beverages were easier at first. Tea, steamed milk, etc. I also found I had to basically take a sip, burp, take a sip, burp. It gets better, I promise!

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