Matt S

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    St. Joseph MO
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    Gastric Bypass
  1. Same thing happened to me....twice. Second time required another surgery. The doctor perforated my pouch when he tried to dilate the second time. Had to be rushed back in to surgery and spent a couple days in the hospital....removal of the drain tube coming from my abdomen was the worst .
  2. I have not spoken with a gastroenterologist but have spoken with and had an evaluation with a practitioner and nutritionist . I had a barium swallow done a few years back and nothing was found . What puzzles me is how quickly Coke stopped the pain.....just like a miracle drug. Over the past several years my diet has NOT been bariatric in nature. If it didn't make me sick...I would eat it . I was eating bread and chips and crackers and potatoes. I even was able to eat some sweets and did so. Much of my trouble may simply have been of my own doing . The only food I might be able to point to as a reason for the pain these past few days is beef. Up until this past Tuesday I had not eaten any beef since Oct. 23rd . Makes me wonder. I had not had any pain from Oct 23rd to this past Tuesday either.Thanks for your reply...Matt
  3. Hey everybody...just signed up. I found ya'll by searching for reasons for abdominal pain . I would like to share a little and see if anyone else can relate . My pain is terrible...takes my breath. It starts just under my right lung and moves all the way up in to my chest. Unfortunately I found a quick and easy remedy for myself....Coca Cola. I know right ? A big no no for gastric bypass patients . I had my surgery back in 2012. I lost 110 pounds...gained 10 back. But I am seeing a gastric DR. again.....long story for perhaps another time . Anyways.....I laid down the Coke....something that I learned to rely on for my pain. I had one in my hand all the time. I actually still carry one everywhere I go even now . But I haven't drank any carbonation since Oct. 23rd . My pain has lessened but for the past couple days it has returned . I am finding that LOTS of water at the onset of the pain brings relief...almost immediately . Maybe I just had the wrong remedy for my pain to begin with. I know my pouch is much bigger than when I began this journey . I am able to drink and eat quite a bit now. But I have kick started my diet since the 23rd and made some big changes . I have lost 10 pounds since I restarted my journey . This pain is something that really gives me a fit......but for the most part it is under control with drinking lots of water . Let me know if this helps any of you because I understand there are multiple reasons we have this pain. We are all unique it seems. I think for me there may be some issue with my pouch closing off and the sides , kinda like a balloon with no air in it . When I drink it expands and the pain stops . I found that Coke worked so fast because of the carbonation.....thought?