Three months after partial wrap

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Date Joined Nov 2012
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   Posted 3/5/2013 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi its been three mos afte my surgery and starting to feel very tired, light headed and get real bad stomach pain right underneath my left breast and something around my navel.  I feel short of breath but my oxygen level is above 97 percent.  I have been to my surgeon who does not think there is nothing wrong with the wrap.  I also being monitor for my thyroid so don't know what is causing what and of course no answers.
I get really hungry and my stomach growls so I feed it.  I am on normal foods, but still don't like hard meats (beef, pork etc) after eating even a little will cause me to feel bloated and gives me headaches.
Wondering if anyone has experience stomach pains (sometimes sharp), should pain and fatigue.  If so should I change up my diet?
Can a wrap cause internal bleeding without any symptoms?

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 3/5/2013 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum, Worrisome.

As long as the surgeon says there's nothing wrong, there probably isn't. Depending on how much surgery you needed, it can easily take longer than 3 months to recover. Some things will always be a little different too. I had a 4 1/2 hour surgery and took more like a year to feel I was better. Fatigue is one of the last things to go away for me. Is your hemoglobin, hematocrit, iron level back to normal? Did you have a hernia repair?

Did you have any food intolerances before the surgery? I don't tolerate hard meats either, but I had food triggers before the surgery. My esophagus doesn't like lots of things, especially pork (because of hard texture and also natural sulfites). I don't get reflux anymore but I still get other symptoms like tachycardia.

I think you would have symptoms if you had internal bleeding. They check pretty thoroughly for that during and after the operation. You probably had x-rays and a barium swallow the day after. There are a lot of blood vessels that get cut to make the wrap, but the big ones get surgical clips and the small ones are cauterized. I don't think a wrap, by itself, could cause bleeding. But to be sure I would ask the doctor. It's another reason to get a hematocrit check. They can usually do that right in an office.

I get sharp pains from gas. The large intestine crosses the abdomen right under the stomach and gas can feel like stomach pain. I'm a few years out now and feel pretty good. That first year was worrisome though.
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