I wanted to update my ‘vent’, because I hope that someone with GP sees it and it and my experience helps them decide. I am four months post gastric-bypass.
I have and HAD before surgery a very severe case of GP, including 24/7 nausea and occasional vomiting (about 1x a week). As written above, I did the bypass in the hopes that it would alleviate the nausea and vomiting maybe not entirely, but lessen it a little. I never expected it to get worse or as bad as it did. I’ve been through some recent surgeries as fall-out from the first, strictures, ulcers and gallbladder and personally, unless I’m in a life threatening situation don’t plan to have anymore.
So, the question how do I feel now. I would say that the nausea is still slightly more than before the surgery - we hope that time helps lessen it AND it is improved from the levels I had prior the removal of the gallbladder. I would say that the vomiting is increased (1-2 times per day) and without the gallbladder the digestive issues are more ‘emergent’, even with the clean eating. I will also say that the amount I can eat is pitiful (less than 1 cup of food PER DAY usually around 1/2 cup of solid) and I enjoy nothing about food at all… so, for me this was NOT a win.
Finally, I would also add that nutritionally, I’m in a lot of trouble as things (even the pills) do not process and go right through. I also find that I’m required to take so many vitamins and pills that I have no room for food (because my stomach as small as it is, still does not empty).
On the up-side of things, note that I still go to work every day, walk around attend meetings and have lost a ton of weight (a scary amount) …had I had a note like mine to read before the surgery, I probably wouldn’t have done it…but most everyone is just so excited to loose weight and that was not the goal of the surgery for me.