- CASE FILE
Rou N Y Gastic Bypass ruined my life. Post op 10 yrs and my body is deteriorating. Can’t find a way to live life normally.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I had Rou N Y Gastric Bypass surgery in 2009 at 26 years old. I had no health issues prior to surgery and was 350lbs. I had given birth to my 3rd child one year prior and had been in excellent health prior to. I lost all my excess weight within 7 months and was exercising 3xs a week and eating properly. I also took my supplements religiously because I was told it I didn’t I could become vitamin deficient. My first symptoms started with fatigue. I was tired every day for no reason. I could not ever feel rested. I started getting severe abdominal pain in my upper torso near where my “new stomach” is located. I couldn’t ingest anything. No liquids and no solids it would come right back up. It felt like I swallowed glass. I have had bouts of indigestion before when I was pregnant but nothing like this. The hospital gave me prilosec and it helped with my symptoms however I am not able to go to even a day without it. I had an endoscopy and colonoscopy done to try and figure out why this was happening especially since this surgery is supposed to cure GERD not cause it. I then started having several joint pain. Ive been tested for everything and nothing shows up. My vitamin deficiency didn’t show up till almost 8 yrs post op even though I’ve been having issues for about 8 yrs. I struggle to get thru my day. I have an overall body weakness that makes it hard to stand for long periods of time. I have to use the bathroom 3-8 times a day on average. I can’t take over the counter medications because I don’t absorb them. I know they don’t perform this surgery anymore in NJ and my GBS doc refused to acknowledge my problems and said it had nothing to do with the surgery. I am in a bypass group over 1k of members and I hear over and over the same problems it not worse. Something is seriously wrong with us GBS patients and we are not getting any answers! We need help! People are dying from strokes, malnutrition from not being able to absorb enough nutrients and heart attacks. I’m scared for my life! I look healthy but my insides are slowly deteriorating. I have 3 children and I fear I won’t be here for them as long as I should be.