I really didn't think I was going to find anyone who has the reversal so I had given up on coming back. I'm glad I decided to check. To Runtly and OnaStarTrek I am so glad you both posted. Even though I don't wish complications on anyone, it's nice to know I am not alone. The article you linked Ona was very interesting. It's amazing how many things mentioned I am going through. To Kyra - not the gallbladder, I had that removed several years ago before the bypass.
My weight loss has finally slowed down. I am now 11 pounds BELOW my goal weight, but I did make my goal very conservative. I just wasn't expecting to be at that weight in only 4 months. I am no longer taking all the nausea meds/suppositories. Is the nausea completely gone? no, just manageable. I truly believe the last endoscopy done was the biggest factor in helping. It was my 3rd time and even 3rd doctor doing it. The difference was two things; one - he was able to fully dilate me to normal size, and two - he injected four spots around where I was constantly restricted with steroids. After this I was able to start to eat softer foods without throwing them up or extreme pain. I still can not eat most meats without the pain... chicken and beef products being the worst. I have been able to eat some meats that come from pig like pork, ham and sausage. The funny thing is those were on the don't eat list you get from you nutritionist I'm guessing because of possible high fat content. Personally, I'm just happy I can eat any kind of meat at all. I still have days where I can't get any meats down without extreme pain. Even something that the day before went down okay can cause me extreme pain and even come back up the next day. The meats must be extremely tender and basically dissolve in my mouth. I feel like a cow how long I chew my meats. If it's not breaking down, I spit it out so I don't get the pain. My main diet still is soups, but I have found a rice dish that goes down well most of the time.
As to vitamins, we are still keeping an eye on things. I am waiting right now for some levels to come back since they take up to 3 weeks for some of them to get reported back to my dr. My potassium as of right now is stable, but I really work at finding items that are high in potassium I can get down. Unfortunately, one of my favorite fruits bananas have still been trouble for me. And I am really missing salads and broccoli. I occasionally try to gnaw on one, but they usually cause my pain. I know the last time my vitamins came back besides the B1 or Thiamine being low, my vitamin A was now deficient. And my vitamin D levels were still in the okay range, but had dropped. One of the biggest problems I have now, is that I feel my IQ has dropped and I am sure that it is related to my vitamin levels. I have trouble remembering things or coming up with things. I tend to stutter trying to come up with the word I'm looking for or even what I was saying in the first place. For me this has been very frustrating especially when I am at the doctors, because I think of something I want to ask AFTER I leave the office.
The other main problem I am having now, is that my back pain has increased. In the link Ona provided it mentioned weakness and leg problems. I am so weak right now sometimes opening doors is a chore. I went to see back specialist and he said all my movements were 70% decreased range of motion. When they tried to raise my legs, they would feel like numbness and shock radiating down them. He had them do and MRI of my low back and it turns out I now have a tear in my L4-L5 area and leaking fluid. He believes this is most likely caused from all the sitting I have been doing since surgery and even before surgery. Any walking or even typical motions like cleaning the house cause me pain and severe headaches. I am seeing a physical therapist, but I am so inflamed we are just working on trying to get that down, which is hard since they want me on an anti-inflammatory and those all are NSAIDS which bypass patients are suppose to avoid since they can cause ulcers.
So at this time, I am still wishing I had not done the surgery. I am not attempting at this time to have it reversed...but it's still a possibility for the future. It will depend on whether my vitamin levels can stabilize and if I continue to progress with my eating. Though I am glad I am not dry heaving 24 hours a day anymore, the not knowing how much pain will I be in today when I eat is hard and I don't want to be dealing with that for the rest of my life. I am still giving it time and since my weight loss has slowed I do have more time.
Thanks again for the responses. I wish everyone the best in whatever troubles they are going through.