Good Morning nanc,
I am so sorry to read of your many medical conditions and I cannot imagine how awful this must be for you but please know I am here to support you.
I reread your preop posts from last year and here is what you posted:
"LOOKING FOR ANY/ALL ADVICE/OPINIONS/COMMENTS ON WHAT LIFE MIGHT B LIKE POST NISSAN; HAVE A SMALL SLDING HIATAL HERNIA WITH GERD AND HAD SOME GASRITIS AND ESOPHAGITIS BUT THANKFULLY THAT IS BETTER BUT THAT HERNIA IS NOT; I HAVE HAD SEVERE HEARTBURN, NAUSEA WITH THAT CLOSE TO PUKING FEELING, CHEST PAINS AND STOMACH PAINS AND EXERTING MYSELF AT TIMES WITH EVEN WALKING CAUSING AN INCREASE IN SYMPTOMS SOMETIMES; OTHER TIMES MY SYMPTOMS R MANAGEABLE; I TAKE NEXIUM AND CARUFATE AND FEEL STONED, DIZZY, HEADACHE AND NOT THERE MENTALLY AT TIMES LIKE CONFUSION AND I HAVE NEVER BEEN LIKE THAT EVER BEFORE STARTING THESE MEDS.; MY QUALITY OF LIFE IS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE BUT THE OP AND POST OP SOUND HELLISH AS WELL AND THE HERNIA AND SYMPTOMS MAY COME BACK; THAT MANOMETRY TEST SCARES ME; AM AFRAID THAT POST OP EVEN AFTER RECOVERY THAT MY ISSUES WILL STILL B SEVERE AND CONTINUE TO AFFECT MY QUALITY OF LIFE NEGATIVELY AS THE PAST 3 MONTHS HAVE BEEN; I HAD 2 TRIPS LINED UP FOR MY SON AND I THIS SUMMER AND I CANCELLED THEM FEELING SO BAD; THE GAS BLOAT, NOT BEING ABLE TO BURP/VOMIT AGAIN AND ALL THE OTHER COMPLICATIONS LIKE COLLAPSED LUNG AND ORGAN DAMAGE SOUND HORRIBLE AND THEN TO HAVE IT ALL COME BACK AGAIN AND THE EXPENSE; PLEASE SHARE; I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR YOUR STORY, ALL OF IT."
It seems you were very scared going into the surgery and post-op all your fears have come true. You have mentioned you had Colitis - did you have this prior to your surgery ? There are a variety of causes of colitis including infections, poor blood supply, and autoimmune reactions. As you referred to being on antibiotics I would guess that you had colitis due to an infection.
My best advice would be to find the best GI Physician or clinic that deals in GI disorders and start over with a new Dr., one whom you have a trust relationship with.
Keep talking with us as well. There is 100% acceptance here in the forum and I am sure you will hear from more of our wise and caring members who have had the surgery.
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