|This has been the fight from hell. I'm sure I would be dead by now if I didn't reverse my bypass. I was dying, without a doubt. I did so well right after my bypass surgery I thought everything would be just ducky. I was so caught up in how great I looked, and everyone telling me how beautiful I was. I had no idea the complications that come down the road. My whole everything was so screwed up. I am still dealing with problems 18 months after having the surgery reversed. I looked like death. My bones and ribs, cheek and jaw stuck out so bad I looked anorexic. I was wearing my 5 year old sons pants. I was smaller than a size zero. I can't even tell you all the problems I am having with my teeth. From all the vomiting I have very little enamal left, 5 root canels, I think I have a decay on almost all of my teeth from the decalsification. The insomnia, depression, pain meds, sleep meds were just the worst thing in the world. You have no idea how being starved throws off your whole body chem. I stopped getting my period, my hormones were so wacked. The bouts of constipation was crazy. I would go weeks and weeks without going.
I had the following problems:
blackouts/fainting (broke my foot),
freezing all the time,
gall bladder removal
pneumonia from asperating when vomiting
heart problems ( attack a cardia ).
infection in my blood
massive amounts of pain medication oxyfast and durigesic patch
my marriage was ruined almost beyond repair, my 4 children, whom I said I had this surgery for, ( so I would be healthier for) are traumatized for life. They had a mommmy that couldnt get out of bed for 2 years. I missed so much of their lives. I did go do a general surgeon to reverse my bypass but it wasn't planned. You see, after calling Dr. Andrei and telling him I was so scared of dying when my weight dropped to under 90 pounds, he blew me off and said I would be fine. My mother dragged me to this general surgeon who was going to put a feeding tube into my stomach. You see, I couldnt eat without pain, even the pain meds really didnt help. And if I did eat a few bites it really didnt matter because I would trow it back up. I was eating mild soft food. So anyway I went in for my feeding tube and during surgery the Dr. Came out and spoke with my husband and they decided to reverse my gastric bypass.
It took such a long time for me to get back to some type of normal. I am so happy to report that I take no medication at all any more. Yes I have gained weight. I'm wearing a size 8/10. My marriage and kids are great, although they freak if I get so much as a cold. My 6 year old cries and says she doesnt want me to get sick any more. It's just heart breaking. I wish you all the best. Think long and hard about doing this
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