After finally finding competent specialists it was determined that my VSG back in 2014 was botched beyond what we initially understood: leaving me vomiting 30+ daily, ultimately resulting in a partially paralyzed esophagus, rumination syndrome, and a myriad of other issues including having to be fed via nasal gastric tubes- an experience I wouldn't wish on anyone.
Monday (9/25/17) I had a revision to a gastric bypass at Mayo Clinic as part of a treatment plan to hopefully manage these conditions and provide me some relief. They were able to convince my insurance in less than a day without having to appeal through any denial. The ease and pace that they took to treat me has been nothing less than shocking.
My recovery has been miraculous compared to the past surgery. Not only am I able to lay down and sit up without aid, I walked over a mile in laps around the hospital after being moved from recovery. The pain is manageable, the experience I had at Mayo with Dr Elli compared to my surgery with Dr Foote cannot be compared. I'm able to feed myself, and I have so much energy I have to remind myself not to push it as I have undergone an even more serious surgery than the VSG.
While they did not perform this surgery for obesity, I do have the benefit of looking forward to another bout of weight loss given that while I lost 150 pounds from the VSG, I am still no where near my goal weight.
If this provides the relief I desperately need, I have nothing but hope for the future.