I am 54 years old and female. I had Roux n Y gastric bypass in 2002. I weighed 407 pre-surgery and my lowest achieved weight was 220.
I had several complications after surgery. My gall bladder was removed a few months after surgery. I had a hernia repair after emergency surgery and was diagnosed with peritonitis. I spent 22 days in the hospital.
Later on I had 8 lythotripsys for kidney stones and on one occasion got sepsis and almost died. I had great doctors and surgeons but continued to battle problems with kidney stones.
My current weight is 278 after all these years. I have now been told my left kidney is non-functioning and atrophied. I spoke with my urologist and he suggested possibly a revision to my gastric bypass could help me with my problems.
I am fairly healthy right now. I eat right, I exercise when I can, I work full time and I am a person that has a lot of faith.
Even with all of the complications, I still don’t regret having my surgery as weighing 407 was scary, and I was not living life then anyway.
Is there hope for me to lose more weight and prevent the one kidney I do have from getting more stones?
Should I have revision surgery? If so should I switch to a different procedure?
Do you have any other advice for me?