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Old 11-26-2008, 01:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I had laproscopic roux en y gastric bypass surgery on 11/21/08. My first night at the hospital I vomitted blood & was extremely light headed, dizzy & pale. Drs checked my hematocrit level until it stopped dropping & started to go back up - then I was discharged on 11/24 (it went as low as 29, then gradually was up to 31 upon discharge - I also had my perioed while in the hosp & tend to run on the slightly anemic edge normally).
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I have had a few bms since surgery - all are gross, tar-lke & obviously contain old blood - has anyone else had similar experiences? I felt really good for 11/24 & 11/25 but today I'm feeling shaky & nauseaus again.

anywords of advice are apprecieated. I apologize if my description is too gross for anyone.

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Old 11-26-2008, 01:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I had the same bm issue right after surgery too. Keep sipping water and protein. It will pass. Remember to walk little by little. Congratulations on the surgery. I'm here if you have anymore questions.
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Same symptoms here, and it will pass. Congrats on your surgery and I hope you get to feeling better soon.
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i hope you feel better soon i had the same problems as you but it went away in a few days
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The tar poop is residual blood working its way out the other end. I had a similar experience with a different health issue. It was quite disgusting.

Keep sipping your water and walking, it will work out in a day or two. I felt like crap after a couple days too. That too will improve as you get stronger and you continue to heal inside.

Congrats on the surgery and welcome to the loser's bench.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Congratulations on joining the Losers' Bench.
The tarry stool will pass in a few days, so hang in there.
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Old 11-27-2008, 11:37 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Congrats on your sugery and yeah things do get all messed up sometimes with our systems. I hope all is better now with you. As for the pooping issues yeah it is a daily changing thing in the begining. One day it would be loose then a few days later not so much and etc......It all regulates out. Gotta remember that these surgeons have re-arranged all the plumbing inside of us.
It does get better. I am now 20 months out and life is grand. Just take each dayas it comes and before you know it you will be months out.
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As you progress on the liquid phase, there'll be less to come out. Your intestine has just been sliced, diced and resected. Expect some strange things until you stabilize a bit more. In the meantime, drink lots of water and work on the protein. Your body is rebuilding itself after the abuse you took in the OR. You have to give it some building blocks or it'll find them in places you'd rather keep, like muscles and bones.

There's a guy in our monthly support group who neglected this part of it post-op. A year later, he is still trying to build his strength back, and can now lift close to 40 pounds. He was weak as a newborn for the first six months post-op, though, and never really knew why.

I worked at it immediately post-op (it's challenging, but do it anyway! ) and I suffered no loss of strength. As a matter of fact, I'm actually stronger than I was because I still have the muscles that lifted and moved that 120 pounds I don't carry any more, so I can use them to do useful work now. I didn't pump iron then, I pumped blubber!!

As always, your mileage may vary, but the principle is sound.

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Hey (K), Mama... It's meeeeeee!!! I'm sorry to hear you're not feeling well. I think you posted yesterday so I hope you're feeling better today. Hope you're not doing anything for Thanksgiving and letting your family do it all for you. Take notes so you can give me advice next week. Call me if you need ANYTHING!!!!!

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