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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! :-)

1/12/2011

Another Update - Surgery!

Hello my lovelies!  
It's been a hectic week for me... I went to Dr. A (my GI doc last week), and he referred me to the Davis Clinic for my revision surgery.  I was supposed to get a call from their office, but they never called.  So I called them Monday, and they refuse to see me or perform any surgery on me because they didn't do my original surgery.   Well, my original surgeon has retired... so now what?   The office manager continued to talk down to me, and had the nerve to ask me if I had tried medication for my ulcer.   Um.. Wow.   I don't know of many people out there who would opt for surgery when a pill would work, do you?    I've had FOUR ulcers in the past year, and each one gives me chronic pain for 2-8 weeks.   GAH!
Anyway, moving on from that - I called Dr. A again, and had them send me to a new surgeon.  Their office was MUCH friendlier, thank the Lord!  I already had my consultation with them, and they will be sending my information on to insurance to make sure it will be covered.  If it is not, I will have to go to the emergency room when I have bad pain again.   What they will be doing is a revision of my gastric bypass.  They have to remove a small part of my pouch as well as some of my intestine, and then reattach it all.   Recovery will be 1-2 weeks, and I will be on liquids a few days, then soft mushy foods, and then after about a month, I will be eating normally again. 
I'm just ready for all of this to be over!  2 weeks recovery beats the ulcer any day!   

9 comments:

Jil said...

yay...I know what a pain (literally and figuratively) the last year has been...so wahoo...

Bandita Senorita said...

That's annoying about the first surgeon's office! I don't know why some doctors and their staffs feel like they can talk down to patients. Ugh!!!! But I'm glad you are getting it resolved. Is it a revision to a duodenal switch or a modification of the gastric bypass where it will still be a gastric bypass but just look a little different? Anyhow, good luck! And I'm so glad you have a light at the end of the tunnel finally!

Laurie (GastricGirl.com) said...

It is going to stay a gastric bypass, but they are having to remove some of my pouch and some of my intestine to get rid of all of the scar tissue that the ulcer likes to plant itself on.

Thanks so much! :)

Bandita Senorita said...

Well, I will be thinking about you and praying for your fast recovery!

Nella said...

Will be thinking of you...2 weeks recovery is definitely worth it compared to the year you have had!

Kickl that ULCER to the curb baby!

Salted with Shadows said...

I'm sorry you have to have another surgery, but I hope it goes well and you recover quickly. You have such a great attitude about it all--best of luck!

Jen said...

I hope the end to the ulcer pain comes soon, girl! That's no fun.

Kimbre said...

Ah, thanks for the comment clarification! So sorry you are going through all this and so sorry I have been an absent reader! I'm trying to remedy this. Life has been rough since October in many ways between church and kidney stones (not mine). I hope your surgery is complication free and that it fixes your ulcer issue!

A Healthier Plate said...

Good luck with your surgery and I hope it resolves your issues. You look amazing!