Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Update about gastric sleeve complications



Recommended Posts

After being back in the ICU for 5 days we finally discovered what the issue was. The 3 surgeries had caused my cortisol to drop severely low and I had been in remission of adrenal insufficiency for 2 years. They pumped me full of steroids and now I’m on 100 mg a day feeling better. They discovered my stomach was twisted and they need to widen the sleeve mouth so I will be undergoing 4 dilations so I can keep down my food. I want to point out that I have read some medical journals that say adrenal insufficiency is a very rare side effect of Bariatric surgery so if you have had a history of your cortisol dropping please be cautious. On to some good news, My doc says I am 2 points away from a heathy bmi of 25 so maybe in the end it was all worth it. I want to thank all of you who read my story and offered your solutions and support when I felt like their was no hope. I will come back and post what happens after each dilation. If you are continuing to struggle don’t give up and be your own advocate by doing your own research. Hang in there everyone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm so glad you're getting answers and good care! Thanks for sharing, @ChreeMiriah . I hope everything going forward will be smooth sailing. Great news about the bmi 25. Take care!

Edited by Midwest Grateful

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for getting back to us. People tend to ask for answers on here, and then don't update. Nervous people get a one sided idea of the pitfalls of doing this surgery and all they see are the problems. I am happy to hear you are doing great now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your experience (adrenal insufficiency) has me worried about my own future. Back in 1986 when I was 33 years old, I had to have one of my adrenal glands removed completely, due to a benign tumor. So I only have one left. The one I have left has to work overtime to keep me healthy, so your post makes me a bit nervous. I'll just wait and see what happens. I just completed my six months of pre-op preparation, so won't have surgery for another 6-8 weeks. Gives me some time to do some research.

I did read through your post-op ordeal, and am delighted to hear about your problem being diagnosed and hopefully solved. Wish you all the best.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, SacB said:

The one I have left has to work overtime to keep me healthy, so your post makes me a bit nervous. I'll just wait and see what happens. I just completed my six months of pre-op preparation, so won't have surgery for another 6-8 weeks. Gives me some time to do some research.

I totally understand your concern. Sounds like something you'll need to address with your surgeon and specialist. I have some serious health issues that caused me to second guess this journey, but I learned that WLS will benefit me long term. All the best!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Update: today I had my second dilation and I’ll keep you guys updated on if it’s working. I’m having another in 2 weeks because they can stretch it all at once.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 06/23/2023 at 16:53, ChreeMiriah said:

Update: today I had my second dilation and I’ll keep you guys updated on if it’s working. I’m having another in 2 weeks because they can stretch it all at once.

Hi, I too had my 3rd dialation today. Sitting here keep falling asleep and feeling weird from Anesthesia. It's crazy because I also had a twisted stomach back in January after my VSG. No one knew what the issue was and was looking at me like i'm crazy. I had to fight for more testing because I couldn't keep anything down not even a sip of Water.< br />
I hope you feel better soon. Please keep me posted on your outcome we can help each other.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Bariiime Thank you for reaching out. I hope you are feeling better and able to keep food and liquids down now. This is what they are telling me will help. Please let me know how you are doing as I am in this alone. I’m also happy to share anything that would help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 06/23/2023 at 14:53, ChreeMiriah said:

Update: today I had my second dilation and I’ll keep you guys updated on if it’s working. I’m having another in 2 weeks because they can stretch it all at once.

I meant they can’t stretch it all at one time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 06/23/2023 at 19:41, ChreeMiriah said:



@Bariiime Thank you for reaching out. I hope you are feeling better and able to keep food and liquids down now. This is what they are telling me will help. Please let me know how you are doing as I am in this alone. I’m also happy to share anything that would help.


Thanks i hope you feel better too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Trending Products

  • Trending Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • ChunkCat

      I have no clue where to upload this, so I'll put it here. This is pre-op vs the morning of my 6 month appointment! In office I weight 232, that's 88 lbs down since my highest weight, 75 lbs since my surgery weight! I can't believe this jacket fit... I am smaller now than the last time I was this size which the surgeon found really amusing. He's happy with where I am in my weight loss and estimates I'll be around 200 lbs by my 1 year anniversary! My lowest weight as an adult is 195, so that's pretty damn exciting to think I'll be near that at a year. Everything from there will be unknown territory!!

      · 3 replies
      1. AmberFL

        You look amazing!!! 😻 you have been killing it!

      2. NickelChip

        Congratulations! You're making excellent progress and looking amazing!

      3. BabySpoons

        So proud of you Cat. Getting into those smaller size clothes is half the fun isn't it?. Keep up the good work!!!!

    • BeanitoDiego

      I changed my profile image to a molecule of protein. Why? Because I am certain that it saved my life.
      · 1 reply
      1. BabySpoons

        That's brilliant! You've done amazing!! I should probably think about changing my profile picture at some point. Mine is the doll from Squid Games. Ironically the whole premise of the show is about dodging death. We've both done that...

    • eclarke

      Two years out. Lost 120 , regained 5 lbs. Recently has a bout of Norovirus, lost 7 pounds in two days. Now my stomach feels like it did right after my surgery. Sore, sensitive to even water.  Anyone out there have a similar experience?
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Eve411

      April Surgery
      Am I the only struggling to get weight down. I started with weight of 297 and now im 280 but seem to not lose more weight. My nutrtionist told me not to worry about the pounds because I might still be losing inches. However, I do not really see much of a difference is this happen to any of you, if so any tips?
      Thanks
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Clueless_girl

      Well recovering from gallbladder removal was a lot like recovering from the modified duodenal switch surgery, twice in 4 months yay 🥳😭. I'm having to battle cravings for everything i shouldn't have, on top of trying to figure out what happens after i eat something. Sigh, let me fast forward a couple of months when everyday isn't a constant battle and i can function like a normal person again! 😞
      · 1 reply
      1. kezbeth

        I may have to have gall bladder surgery during my weight loss surgery. Not thrilled about it either but do not want 2 recovery times. Just want it over with.

        Thanks for your post. I may need to rethink my decision... :(

  • Recent Topics

  • Hot Products

  • Sign Up For
    Our Newsletter

    Follow us for the latest news
    and special product offers!
  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs

    PatchAid Vitamin Patches

    ×