Hi all, I'm so sorry for not posting any updates in awhile... Life has been busy, and I'm still feeling cruddy!
I went to the doctor last Wednesday, and had my endoscopy done last Friday. The little bugger is still there and it is still inflamed, so time and patience is all I've got for it to heal.. well, time at least.. I ran out of patience with this awhile back.
During my doctor's appointment, he told me that I will likely need surgery to get rid of this thing permanently. There are three options for me: 1) To get my RNY reversed completely, going back to my old "plumbing", 2) to switch to another WLS, such as duodenal switch or gastric sleeve, or 3) to have that part of my intestine removed.
My choice would be #3, if that is an option once it is discussed with the surgeon. I don't want to go to duodenal switch because I think that would make me lose a lot more weight, and I am basically at goal, of not very close to it. The gastric sleeve or reversal are other options, but #3 is my ideal choice. It seems like the least invasive, and the best one for me. I will know more once I get my 2 week follow up with my GI doctor.
I am definitely improving, but I still have bouts where I can not tolerate any foods, and end up throwing up or just being in major pain for 2-3 hours.
Anyway, I will update again when I know more, and I hope to begin blogging more soon. This is my hellacious week at work, so life has been super busy! :(
About Gastric Girl
- Laurie (TheSafestScents.com)
- Tomball, TX, United States
- My name is Laurie. I'm 34 and I live in a suburb of Houston, TX. My life isn't super exciting or ultra dramatic, but I love it! My blogs are just a peek into my life as I know it. I'm quite random and have an opinion on everything, but I love everyone's aspect on things, even if I disagree. The world would be quite boring if not! :-)