8 years after surgery

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Date Joined Apr 2011
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   Posted 4/15/2011 12:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone, I am new to this forum but sure am glad to find it. I had surgery 8 years ago and at first it was touch and go. problems eating and such. I had to have my wrap stretched 5 times(the max the doctor told me). I eventually got passed the worse and then things were good. no meds. I still can not vomit which I am very careful about what I eat and always check experation dates :)
The problem is that I have this aweful pain in my right upper abdomen lately and it really is annoying and painful. it dose not seem to be bothered by food. I have not done anything physical to cause it and it feels like there's pressure and sometimes sharp pains.
I know this may seem like generic symptoms but they came on without warning.

Another question for anyone...are you always hungry?? I am always hungry. I am a small person (118lbs and 5ft 7)I can eat all day and still be hungry.

Thanks for any help.

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 4/15/2011 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi CC019100,
Welcome to Healing Well! It's great to hear that even though your early days of recovery were difficult, your wrap is doing well 8 years later.

Sorry to hear you're having pains in your abdomen. It sounds like something you might want to get checked out. Do you still have your gallbladder?

I found this site online and thought it might be helpful, if you haven't already seen it. Hope you get answers soon!

I haven't heard of constant hunger as a result of the surgery, but maybe others will be by soon to share their own experience. I do know that some don't have the ability to know when they're full during the recovery, but not specifically the hunger thing.

Good luck!

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   Posted 4/15/2011 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
My off switch doesn't work for me. Ever since the surgery I can't tell when I'm full. I just fix one serving of food on my plate and eat only it. No seconds. :(
I do allow a snack a day, but only three meals a day.
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