Posted 10/16/2019 3:46 PM (GMT -7)
I had surgery in March 2019 for a large Hiatal Hernia. One month later I went to emergency room because I was sick from throwing up yellow bile. They ran all kinds of test. Diagnosed with a recurrent paraoesophageal hernia with obstruction. Findings was that I had a intact fundoplication and crural closure (mesh covering). The portion of the fundoplication was posteriorly ischemic extending up to the gastroesophageal junction and the tissues were extremely friable (burned) and tore to the GE junction requiring that I had to have a conversion to esophagogastrostomy (removal of part of my esophagus and part of my stomach). I still do not know what caused the failure of the surgery and why I lost my stomach and part of my esophagus. One excuse was that my stomach was caught in the machine to repair my Hernia and another excuse was a leak in my diaphragm and my stomach was sucked up into my chest? If I knew what risk there was to this surgery I would never have had it. My gastrologist said the surgery I had is what they give to cancer patients and some people do not come out of the surgery. Did anyone else have this happen to them? I will never be able to eat normally and have to have 6 to 7 small meals my stomach is the size of a fist and when I eat sometimes my stomach hurts and a lot of pain. My pain doctor told me I have to heal my Gut (stomach) also my hair has fallen out and take a lot of vitamins, I was in the Hospital three times with two surgeries and also had a feeding tube inserted that was wrapped around my small intestine and it caused me to become septic. The one thing that bothers me the most is my ribs the lung specialist said when they did the surgery my ribs have nerve endings that will take a long time to grow back, that I just have to be patient.