show details May 20 (1 day ago)
I hadn’t completely stopped smoking and was only drinking one diet coke a day, when I had my surgery, and I paid for it afterwards. Pain oh my gosh, the pain of withdrawal coupled with the surgical recovery, made me feel like I was dying. I actually went back to the hospital, only to find out that there was nothing wrong with my MGB (thank goodness!), it was all withdrawal amplifying any pain I was feeling. Nothing can be done to help you at that point, you just have to suffer through it.
I hope my experience can help anyone else from making the mistake of not heading Dr. Rutledge’s warning to get off your addictions before surgery.
7′ bypass/height 5’1″
pre-op 279/now 270/goal 130