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Lauren
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@Kimberly 32660 wrote:

Just out of hospital , I said I felt rough and was over doing it . But Fridays had bad stomach cramp s though oh no not wind again took buscopan and some pain meds the hospital px in July . Luckily I had run out and needed to see out of hour GP . I am walking over double at a this point . I ask for some more tramadole . And she convinced me and my hubby to see a surgical team as the pain was low down to high for wind . This is on Saturday . They didn’t think I had appendicitis but bloods showeds I had an infection . My pain wasn’t typical for appendicitis . Long and the short had a CT scan Monday and yes appendicistits . In fact when the operated it was Nasty big abcess and small bowel adhesions so they took some of my small bowel away but you got loads anyway .Really scary post op but don’t want to keep going over it as frightens me .
Whilst they were their they took a look at my bypass and said it was lovely no problems , no hernias or any twisted bowels yeah streamline love you loads .
Seriously why I’m posting is we must be careful not every tummy pain ,cramp is related to our bypass I had been having twinges for a few months but thought I was over doing exercise , wind . Ect . I have problems understanding this new body and my base line for what normal is really low . So when I’m ill I feel a hundred percent better than before my bypass . Thank goodness I have had WLS it scares me to think how I would have managed this crisis with a body that was so unwell , thank you again for saving my life . Ps I’m still a bit high on the anaesthetics and pain meds so this could be all over the place lol and have I lost any weight this week being on clear fluids for three day taking a bit out of my body NO . That’s just rude he he whops still a bit high

You are so funny Kim!

You have made a really important point about ignoring things like pain and discomfort and putting it down to wls. Not everything can be blamed on it! Like you say, many of us have lived with pain for years and just see it as something we have to put up with. I also think that we are mostly the type of people who don’t want to cause a ‘fuss’ or draw any attention to ourselves so we leave it.

Those days are over! I know exactly how you feel about being scared about what might have happened to you before your surgery. I know I most definitely wouldn’t be here now if I hadn’t had mine. But we are! We are still going to get poorly and we still have the same chance of getting struck by lightening! But life improves because we now have choices and goals we know we have every chance of fulfilling.

You take care of yourself my lovely and keep telling us all about the funny five minutes you are having on your pain killers haha!

Doodah x

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