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#1 GastricBypassGirl

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 10:34 PM

PLEASE HELP ME :-(

I had a RNY Gastric Bypass 10 weeks ago and have suffered non stop bright yellow diarrhea and stomach and bowel pains. I'm living a nightmare where I'm on the toilet after simply drinking water. My dietician has tried everything and agrees with me that I need a reversal. I'm sick all day and all night. Everything I eat flies straight  through me and causes terrible pain. 

I'm female, 40 years old and from Australia.

This surgery has made me so depressed and sick. 

I want it reversed ASAP. This is no way to live... I'm suffering :-( 

If YOU have had or know about RNY GASTRIC BYPASS REVERSAL....

Would you mind telling me how your reversal has been going? 

Did the surgeon manage to put you back how you were originally? 

Any post op reversal problems?

I'd really appreciate your help. 

It is impossible to find people who've had a reversal.  

I've been copping a very hard time from a lot of PRO gastric bypasses who continually tell me IT WILL GET BETTER! Unfortunately. It's getting worse. :-(

Can somebody please help? 

GastricBypassGirl 

#2 Fawnie

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 11:29 PM

I don't know much about reversals. What does your surgeon have to say about all this? It could be something easily fixable that wouldn't require a full on reversal. Not to undermine your dietitian, but I would think talking to your surgeon would be a much wiser move. Best of luck.
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#3 Julie S.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 02:52 AM

I am so sorry to hear about your experience. Firstly, your dietician is not qualified to offer an opinion of any sort on a reversal--only your surgeon should be commenting on that. The problem may not lie with what you've been eating--has your surgeon checked you out for possible complications? Have you sought a second opinion from another bariatric surgeon?

You can't give up at 10 weeks and have a reversal without first ruling everything else out. Reversals are complicated, risky, and there is no guarantee your body will go back to the way it was prior.

I had diarrea following surgery and was put on an antibiotic and it cleared up. If you haven't already, please go see your surgeon immediately. If you can't even keep water in you, you're likely dehydrated, which causes a whole other host of problems, and we bypass patients can tend to dehydrate easily. Good luck to you; I hope you are able to find some relief soon.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 02:03 PM

I agree, many in the beginning wish they never had the surgery. Some just have longer recovery times. I had a horrible time for the first 3 months throwing up every day and having a feeding tube put in. Last week I had it removed because i was finally able to keep most of what I'm eating down and I found a protein that I can handle called Isopure. I no longer regret my decision and feel much better. Give it some time.

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#5 GastricBypassGirl

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 03:11 PM

I want this surgery reversed. I've not been able to tolerate food for 10 weeks now. I'm on the toilet with severe diarrhea constantly. The pain and suffering that I've endured over the past 10 weeks is getting worse. I've seen my Surgeon many times and been in and out of hospital. My health is deteriorating week by week. I'm over it. I've read where the quicker this surgery is reversed when there are serious complications, the better the chance of recovery. Has anybody had a reversal? :-(

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 06:44 PM

I had the poops and it too was yellow (TMI) even from drinking water and it was determined I had a bacterial virus and antibiotics cleared me up! (Whew!) Do what you think is best for your body and health. Do we want to hear you had a reversal? No. You decided to go through this for a reason and in order for it to work you may have to go through a rough period before you see the light at the end of the tunnel. But if you end up deciding to have the reversal I wish you excellent health in the future and maybe there is another route you can take for weight loss that isn't so invasive. Much love to you!! Bear hugs too!!

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 07:53 PM

Has anybody had a reversal ?

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 11:27 AM

I don't know how this procedure could be reversed.
I think the first person you need to be asking though is your surgeon.
Or if you'd prefer, a different surgeon that specializes in bariatric surgery.
The situation sounds serious enough that you should seek out professional medical attention, rather than support from a Nutritionist or members of a forum.

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#9 GastricBypassGirl

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 04:34 PM

I have another appointment with my Surgeon tonight at 6.00pm. I am trying to find people who have had a reversal...

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 05:53 PM

My thoughts are that you will not obtain the information you are looking for in this forum. Good luck with your health.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 09:23 AM

I have another appointment with my Surgeon tonight at 6.00pm. I am trying to find people who have had a reversal...


I know of a person on here who has had a reversal, her name is Grace. Im not sure what her screen name is here but, if you would like me to I can get her in touch with you. How are you feeling?
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 11:22 AM

there is a section on obesityhelp.com for people who have had reversals, maybe you can find someone there. I'm so sorry things are so awful for you. I hope you can find the answers you seek and feel better soon!!!

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 06:43 PM

I've thought about your post quite a bit. I have been to hell and back since Jan of 2010. Last Friday I had my 11th surgery. I now have hypoglycemia, trying hard to deal with it. Can't hardly eat at all. Truthfully I am sick of being sick. Can't work right now, on disability, which makes our income extremely difficult. Emotionally its been up and down.

This is the hardest thing I have ever been through but a reversal, no. There is no way I am going to go through all that again. I am working hard to learn to eat and live with the issues I have. From all the research I have done, a complete reversal is not possible. Too many changes in our chemical system after the bypass, the body just doesn't go back to what it once was. I did my homework before the surgery and thought I had all the info I needed but I was wrong. I did exactly what the Dr. said had to be done, but I almost lost my life. I will say the emotional roller coaster can be a whirlwind so good support is needed. Thankfully I have a wonderful family.

In my opinion six weeks isn't long enough to make that determination. As you will read there are many different situations for everyone. Talk to your surgeon, if you aren't satisfied with what he says go to another one. I am not with the surgeon who operated on me, I knew something was wrong and his office kept telling me it was nothing. After almost losing my life I was taken in by a Dr. who specializes in 'cleaning up his mess' and will be forever grateful. My Dr now said a year ago, let's get to one year and we will see how you are physically, mentally and emotionally at that time and go forward. I took his advice and even though I am struggling still I know that I am on the road to a healthy life.

Don't give up,,,you are not alone. We are all here for you and I will have you in my prayers daily. Things will get better. xoxo

Edited by complicationsurvivor, 07 September 2011 - 06:45 PM.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 06:58 PM

Thank you Survivor. But, I want a full reversal ASAP. I'm not willing to wait until I get worse. The Surgeon that did my RNY is going to do it after I have some bowel examinations. He is suggesting Colitis might be the cause of the diarrhea. My Surgeon has done full reversals and seems to think I need one.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 07:29 PM

Good Luck, keep us posted!
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 06:23 PM

Quick question...did the Doctor check for C difficile? We have had a nasty outbreak in 4 local hospitals in the past 6 months. Your symptoms sound very close. Mainly patients that have had a stay at the hospital for surgery get it.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:07 PM

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 08:28 AM

Pretty worried you havent been online since the 15th. I hope things are well with you.
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 02:00 PM

I really dont know anything about reversals but I do know thats how I felt for a little while, sick and depressed and even had to get stretched twice and they may do it once more. I'm feeling alot better thanks to the procedures and some good ol Wellbutrin. All I can say is, hang in there...it gets better...I was definitely there & I feel normal again, almost 2 months post op.


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Posted 27 October 2011 - 06:12 PM

I really dont know anything about reversals but I do know thats how I felt for a little while, sick and depressed and even had to get stretched twice and they may do it once more. I'm feeling alot better thanks to the procedures and some good ol Wellbutrin. All I can say is, hang in there...it gets better...I was definitely there & I feel normal again, almost 2 months post op.


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