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  • Birthday 05/08/1975

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    North Dakota
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    Reading, biking, tennis, swimming, playing with my children
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. French
  • Hospital
    Southern Surgical Hospital
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  1. Have you been checked for C- Diff? It's a really nasty bug that some people get in the hospital. My friend got it after surgery and she felt the same way you do. It took her a long time to get over it. She couldn't eat much of anything or keep anything down.

  3. Sorry I just realized now you asked me a question. I had sever pain one day and ended up in the er and they did an ultra sound and found out I had stones.
  4. Has anyone had this problem? I had my gallbladder removed about a month ago and two weeks after removal I was in the ER again for sever gall bladder like symptoms. The gastroenterologist, thinks I may have a stone in my bile duct that is intermittantly blocking the duct causing the immense pain. problem is since my insides were rerouted it isn't simple to scope anymore and I have to have a scope done a different way...i was wondering if any of you have had this done post gastric bypass and if you can tell me how much down time it is and how complicated it was. Thanks a bunch
  5. i was just diagnosed with an ulcer. They gave me multiple antibiotics to rule out H Pylori (even though I told them I was treated for it prior to having the surgery) they also put me on protonix. I was told that antacids won't help us because they neutralize the acid by coming into contact with the acid (we don't have acid in our pouches) where as PPI's (proton pump inhibitors such as prilosec) stop the acid before it's made.
  6. Well I am thinking either high salt from day before ir is it that time of the month? There is no way possible to gain 7lbs in one day so it has to be water weight.
  7. Oh i actually did have stones too, they had done an ultrasound and said te pain i was having was gallbladder related
  8. So I had my gallbladder removed two weeks ago due to extremely painful attacks that I have been having in the middle of my upper abdomen that radiate out to my back and shoulders. Went in yesterday to the ER with a severe attack. But I had my gallbladder removed 2 weeks ago. Now dr says thinks it may be an ulcer and gave me Proton Pump Inhibitors... Has anyone had either of these that can tell me what their pain was like with either? With mine, it would come on regardless of if I ate or not, but generally without eating. They are extremely painful to the point of where I am sweating, weak and ready to pass out from the pain. This has been going on over a year. The attacks are not on a schedule and are sometimes weeks or months between attacks. IDK what to do anymore since I have no gallbladder and am apparently still getting attacks...I think the next step is a stomach scope?
  9. Just out of curiosity......what did your Dr. say about the hair loss issue? To be totally honest, I'm pretty annoyed at losing hair again, being that I thought that phase was finally behind me ;)

  10. I don't get that either. Some days I can eat a whole sandwich, others I can eat only half...Its so strange
  11. I am not sure exactly what foamies consist of but I have had them a couple of times. Basically you get them if you eat too much or too fast.
  12. Thanks Cinwa! you are awesome as always
  13. Mamacita, isn't that intersting that we are both seeing new hair loss and we are at close to the same dates? I will let you know what I find out. I am seeing my doctor today.
  14. I recently moved to a new area and there isn't a gastric bypass doctor in the area. I am going in to get my vitamin levels checked for deficiencies as I have recently started losing hair again. Does anyone know which vitamins I should have them check? I don't really know what we get deficient in and I want to make sure I am thourough. Also, should a person take thier vitamins prior to the blood test or should they hold off until after the blood test is done. Thanks so much for the information.