I am 3 months and 1 week post op gastric sleeve. I have had many complications. I regret having this surgery because I’m sick every day.
I was doing good for the first month or month and a half. I started walking a lot and the weight came off fast. Then I started having trouble eating and drinking. Had severe pain and nausea. Did not eat for over a month. Did not drink for a week. Went to the ER and was hospitalized with malnutrition, low potassium and magnesium and, dehydration. Was not taking vitamins during the month of not eating because I would throw them up. I was throwing up every day while in the hospital. Since I had nothing on my stomach, I was only throwing up bile. I felt so bad. After 1 week I was finally diagnosed with gallbladder issues. Went to surgery to get it removed and was released from the hospital the next day.
Problem is I still felt awful and could not eat or drink. I was still throwing up bile. Couldn’t keep anything down and in extreme pain at the surgical site. I had to have help doing everything. Finally, I went back to the ER and was admitted a second time for another week. The smell of food made me throw up. The doctor said he ordered every test he could think up and everything looked fine except for the MRI which showed a collection of fluid at the surgical site. No treatment. I was given so much IV fluid that I became swollen everywhere. I had to complain several times to each nurse before they told the doctor. I was put on lasix for fluid. Was given 3 tap water enemas, protonix, zofran. My legs, part of vaginal area, parts of arms are numb and have been since my hospital stay.
I have been home from the hospital for a week and a few days and my body is still numb. It doesn’t affect me walking but I have night sweats on my legs only at night. I am scared and don’t know what is going on. My doctor drew blood last week to check for abnormal levels but no results yet. Four days ago, I stopped eating. Couldn’t eat. Realized I was constipated so I took 2 five mg dulcolax suppositories and one colace around 5pm. No results so the next day I took one more dulcolax and one more colace. I started throwing up bile again and got very, very sick. Today I am still not able to eat but force myself to drink water and a Powerade.
I’m scared and just feel like if I don’t get this under control I could lose my life. Tried some soup today but was only to take 4 sips of it. Before I was able to eat way more. I can’t eat at all now. Only drink. I have not had any protein in a month and a half which is when all my problems began. Any advice? What should I do? I’m so stressed about it.