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About Sojourner

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  • Birthday 09/22/1957

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    Winchester, VA
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Glembot
  • Hospital
    Winchester Medical Center
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Glembot

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  1. Is it possible to get a stricture in only 3 weeks? How is that possible?
  2. I am 3 weeks postop RNY and I just feel awful. I feel nauseous no matter what I eat, I have dry heaves and "vomit" at least 2-3 times/day. I get so full after just tiny bits of food or liquid that I know I'm not getting in all my fluids or protein. Will I ever enjoy food again? Right now I dread the very thought of having to put anything in my mouth! Yesterday I had major dry heaves and foamies while driving home and I hadn't eaten anything prior. I know everyone says it will get better, but when? I'm back at work and making trips to the bathroom trying to do silent dry heaves...that is not easy! Ok, I'm finished whining. Any encouragement for a wimp like me?
  3. No new meds other than potassium (my favorite-not!)and only vitamins prescribed by the surgeon.
  4. No, gallbladder left years ago, so unless it's my liver, I don't have a clue. Has anyone else ever experienced this?
  5. Talked to the nurse over at the surgeon's office. Her response was just "keep an eye on it and let us know if any changes." Gee, that's helpful.
  6. That would make sense, but had my gallbladder removed years ago.
  7. I'm almost 3 weeks postop and have been doing fair. I've noticed, though, that my BMs are green. I'm not eating anything green and am wondering if anyone else experienced this? Should I be concerned? I am a bit constipated but nothing major. Any feedback would be most appreciated. Thanks!
  8. I am 4 days postop RNY. I'm doing ok, but am having a horrible time taking my potassium pills. I was told to crush them and mix with yoghurt or applesauce. Tried it and began to wretch with dry heaves. The doctor's office suggested I cut it into 4 pieces and swallow them individually. I was able to tolerate that for about 10-15 minutes and the dry heaves started again. Has anyone else had this problem? I don't know what to do. I have to take the potassium 2x/day and just can't be heaving every time I do. Any thoughts or encouragement would be most appreciated.
  9. Best wishes for Thursday. I was just looking at your stats and we're almost twins. I've been the weight you are, we're similar heights, I'll be 59 later this year.....and we have the same surgery day!!!! Just half a world away.


  10. I am 2 days away from my RNY. Of course there is a mixture of anxiety and excitement all jumbled together inside me. My life is about to change dramatically, and as I swallow very real emotions facing this major turn in my journey, I wonder what is the best way to prepare myself mentally for what is before me? After all, I do want to enter my surgery with the best and healthiest mindset possible!
  11. Spoke with the surgeon's office this morning. We decided to postpone my preop and preadmission testing appointments until next Monday. That will give me some time to get over the shock of what has happened. So far May 4 is still a go.
  12. Thank you, Aussie, for your heartfelt reply. I am due for my preop and preadmission testing tomorrow. I'm at a loss as to what I should do. I have a message waiting for the surgeon's office and am hoping for direction as my appointment is first thing in the morning. I just hate the thought of upsetting the progress of things already in motion. But everything happens for a reason, right? I just have to trust that and find some comfort there.
  13. I've posted a few times but have never really introduced myself. My name is Sharon, and I live in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. I am scheduled for an RNY on May 4th~just a few weeks away. Today I watched my stepmom take her last breath due to complications that arose from her gastric bypass surgery that was done 7 years ago. Granted, she had other comorbidities which came into play, and her surgeon (who is also my surgeon) reminds me that I am not her. But, I must be honest that I am admittedly frightened about May 4th now, even though I couldn't wait to be scheduled. Perhaps I'm still raw from today's events as they came so unexpectedly, but I thought I would reach out to this community and find a bit of support and encouragement. Thanks for letting me share a little piece of my heart.
  14. Thanks these were my concerns as well. I appreciate your input.
  15. So, in your opinion, is it wise to take FMLA as a safety net?