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GREYGHOST
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   Posted 12/8/2010 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
mad  I received a phone call from my new doctor yesterday, and i was told that from the exam she did on me Monday from my upper egd, the operation that was done on me on 9/01/10, should have never been done. Because of the operation, i still have inflamation inside the stomach and some bleeding. The worse part of all of this is the fact there is nothing more she can do for me to correct my problem.  What was done on 9/01/10, can not be corrected or reverse surgery. I now have to try to live another lifestyle in the way i use to eat. I am not one for diets as i use to be a meat and potato type of man.  Now to be told that this is a must, has me very upset.  My hitial hernia repair is all that should have been done at that time.  The 270 degree stomach wrap, should not have been done without more tests being done when one has BARRETS and the doctor overlooks more testing on his part. Malpractice on his part is of a huge question for me right now as i had hopes that once this surgery was done, i would be able to have a normal lifestyle - once again - and now, that shall never happen thanks to him and a failure on his part to do his job and obtain information before any surgery should have been done.  Yes needless to say, i am very mad and just do not know as to how i am going to cope with this.  all i can say to the others that shall read this, is know what you are geting yourself into when it comes to your stomach problems and make sure you have great doctors that can take the time to communicate with you about your needed type of care - BEFORE and AFTER any surgery and what to expect.  Thanks  Greyghost

drgrcr
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   Posted 12/8/2010 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Greyghost, would you mind telling us where you went? I am currently going to the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix Az for treatment to my esophagus for Barrets. with Nissen surgery / hiatal repair to follow. I hope I have chosen a good facility.

JBW613
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   Posted 12/8/2010 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   

DRGRCR,

I also have barretts. I have heard about the Mayo Clinic and they are on the cutting edge of Barretts. What are you haviong done there? the RFA treatment. Let me know as i am eager to hear.

Thanks,

Jake


ZhyKitty
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   Posted 12/8/2010 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
So very sorry to hear it honey.....that's so awful and must make you as sad as it does angry and frustrated.

I have found in life though that to rail against what I can't change only makes me more unhappy....
I hope that you can find a way to be happy even with what you've been forced now to live with.....maybe with a little time......

*big hugs*

Cat

GREYGHOST
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   Posted 12/8/2010 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
To those that have replyed - my doctors are in Asheville, N.C. Mission Hospital is where i had all of this done.  Those of you that are talking about the Mayo clinic are in great hands and should not be worried at all. They are the best of the doctors at there clinics. Here in north carolina, we have Duke Hospital, but its a 3 to 4 hour drive from asheville.  For those of you that have asked about the mayo clinic, there is one also in Gainsville, Fl. if you dont like the cold weather up north.  Thanks Greyghost

GREYGHOST
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   Posted 12/8/2010 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
ZhyKitty - drgrcr Thanks for your coments its appreciated. Yes i am mad at my outcome on my surgery. DRGRCR - Your going to a great clinic in Mayo with good doctors. My only advice to you is to have plenty of information on hand before your surgery and what to expect after surgery - that way, there should be no surprises. Make sure that if you still have BARRETTS, your doctor can do the wrap. In my case, i was not to have this done. WE are all not the same and your case might not be as bad as what mine was. Best of luck to you. TO ZhyKitty (cat) do you have a bunch of those BIG HUGS? Thanks Greyghost

couchtater
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   Posted 12/8/2010 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Greyghost, I'm so sorry this has happened to you. Have you thought of getting a third opinion? Maybe there is someone who can take it down?
Joy

GREYGHOST
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   Posted 12/9/2010 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Couchtater: this is my 3rd doctor that told me about this bad news and she came right out and said, the process can not be reversed after this operation. My problem is inflammantion and bleeding at this time from nerve damage done by the cutting of the stomach for this 270 degree wrap and also the fact that i still have barretts does not help at all. Unknown at this time as to what to do, maybe a good attorney for malpractice? hope that it does not come to that. Thanks for your reply Greyghost

drgrcr
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   Posted 12/9/2010 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Jake, yes I am having the RFA treatment at the Mayo in Scottsdale Az. I am having my second treatment this morning. They were pretty sure they got it all the first time, so hopefully this morning it will be clean and then on to the hernia repair. I am really tired of living like this.

percycat
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   Posted 12/9/2010 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
So sorry to hear this.

I am very sad for your frustration and anger, and I am rooting for you to overcome all the difficulties this mistake has created, physical and emotional.

percycat

dencha
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   Posted 12/9/2010 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Jake,
I seriously think that even though you've had 3 opinions, it is crucial for you to go to a center, like Mayo, and see what they think. I believe that they get many of the hard cases, as they area center that attracts from far and wide.

Since your condition is debilitating, taking the third opinion the last word is not, in my opinion, your best decision. Of course, it's your call, but if it were me I'd be traveling as far as it took to find a solution. There is even John Hopkins, which I've heard is a great center.

Yes, I would definitely explore the malpractice option, although I'm quite sure it will be a very frustrating and stressful path. That said, I am a believer that if you've been wronged, you deserve remuneration, and the satisfaction of being heard.

Still, I would recommend HIGHLY that you search out other experts to take a look and consider what other options there are to help you.

After searching for help in this way, yes, Cat has the very best of advice. Acceptance and gratitude for what is good in your life, in spite of your difficulties, is the best way to achieve happiness.

Get on it. Don't assume that these three doctors are the last word.
I wish you a very successful search.
We're with you!
Denise

ZhyKitty
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   Posted 12/9/2010 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
This is all so sad.... but you listen to the others and go get yourself ANOTHER opinion...10 more if you have to!

In the mean time.. I have bunches and bunches of big hugs to give out.... *BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG HUGS*

Bless your heart....

Cat

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   Posted 12/9/2010 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Greyghost
 
I agree, follow up with another physician.  Don't give up and also don't forget Mayo Clinic's largest facility is in Rochester, MN.
 
Kindly,
Kitt
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