Saturday, October 1, 2011

Undiagnosed abdominal pain after weight loss surgery?!?!

Say what?

How common is this? What are the doctors not telling us? Better yet what doesn't the medical community know about this?

At my last appointment with my surgeon we were discussing what he might possibly find during operation peek-a-boo. He believes he won't find anything (and I firmly believe this also). He did mention to me that sometimes...just sometimes... people do have unexplained abdominal pain after weight loss surgery. I have read so many blogs, listened to so many other post ops who have been told the same thing. No one can give them the answers as to why they are in pain. Some doctors have said it's because they lost weight quickly, that maybe it's psychological, they don't take supplements properly, or maybe they just don't follow the WLS rules we are all given when we are brand new post ops.

Whatever the reason is...I would like an answer for my pain!?!

I just don't want a general sometimes it happens. I want an answer. I follow the rules. I take my supplements. I don't eat the foods that made me obese in the first place. I just want to know why sometimes I am in so much pain I can't breathe because of the abdominal spasms. I have realized that I have been such a Debbie Downer lately because I don't feel well. I am a total grouch and don't even want to be around myself at times....hehe I annoy me :)

I just hope and pray that this Monday Operation Peek-A-Boo is a success and I get some answers. This will be my third abdominal surgery in the past 18 months. Yep! I am 18 months post op this Wednesday. Maintaining my weight loss of around 200 pounds. Having weight loss surgery was and still is the best decision I have ever made in my life.

I trust my surgeon.  I trust the medical team I have surrounded myself with.


  1. I completely get you and hope they give you some answers. It can be discouraging, but hang in there

  2. Are you on the bariatric bad girls club on facebook?It seems like there are quite a few there with undiagnosed pain too.

  3. @Chrissy- Thanks! I hope they can figure this out once and for all.

    @Stephanie- Yes! Ive met quite a few ladies with some gut issues ;-)