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PostSubject: Re: Symptoms of leaks ??   Sat 12 Jun 2010, 3:25 pm

I'm from Dunedin, the Edinburugh of the south :)
Otherwise known as 'Rain Central' at the moment lol.
lived in Nelson for a while as a student and, of course have spent plenty of time up punting on the Avon over the years XD
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PostSubject: Re: Symptoms of leaks ??   Sat 12 Jun 2010, 10:08 am

Can I me too as well. Waves from Chch
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PostSubject: Re: Symptoms of leaks ??   Fri 11 Jun 2010, 6:32 pm

and me a chch born girl

xo tarnz xo
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PostSubject: Re: Symptoms of leaks ??   Fri 11 Jun 2010, 6:26 pm

Gutless Wonder wrote:
...Where is the Sth Island are you from? I am a 'mainlander' too!
Me too :-) I'm from Chch.
-Carrie
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PostSubject: Re: Symptoms of leaks ??   Fri 11 Jun 2010, 12:49 pm

Are you Lib?
Where abouts? I was from Nelson, born in Invercargill.
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PostSubject: Re: Symptoms of leaks ??   Fri 11 Jun 2010, 12:36 pm

[quote="Gutless Wonder"]
cirianz wrote:



Yes thanks, most my problems are behind me now.
Where is the Sth Island are you from? I am a 'mainlander' too!
Me too :P
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PostSubject: Re: Symptoms of leaks ??   Fri 11 Jun 2010, 12:12 pm

cirianz wrote:
Thank you GW, that was a lot more immediate & real than the rather dry accounts the Dr's give us. I think I understand now why my Dr was so worried with me flying back to the south island only 7 days after the surgery (there are no specialists down here who do the sleeve). I'm sorry you had such a rough time of it. I'm guessing from the list of proceedures in your signature that recovery hasn't been quick or easy, I hope you are better now.


Yes thanks, most my problems are behind me now.
Where is the Sth Island are you from? I am a 'mainlander' too!
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PostSubject: Re: Symptoms of leaks ??   Fri 11 Jun 2010, 11:38 am

Thank you GW, that was a lot more immediate & real than the rather dry accounts the Dr's give us. I think I understand now why my Dr was so worried with me flying back to the south island only 7 days after the surgery (there are no specialists down here who do the sleeve). I'm sorry you had such a rough time of it. I'm guessing from the list of proceedures in your signature that recovery hasn't been quick or easy, I hope you are better now.
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PostSubject: Re: Symptoms of leaks ??   Fri 11 Jun 2010, 10:08 am

I had a leak.
I did not have any symptoms until the 7th day after surgery, when I became extremely ill very very quickly. The pain was was absolutely excruciating, and I could hardly move.
I would have been happy to fall asleep and not wake up.
I had to have emergency surgery, or, as my surgeon so bluntly told me, I would die.
And I nearly did. I had to stay in hospital for a further 2 months and had tubes coming out of everywhere.
My left lung filled with fluid and had to be drained. I had a nasal gastric tube for a 6 weeks. I had drain tubes out of my abdomen and a catheter. I had to be fed through a tube into my small bowel and could not eat or drink anything for those 2 months.
It was a nightmare.
A woman in the next room to me with the same gastric sleeve surgery did not make it. She fought for her life for a few months, but sadly she died.

You would know if you had a leak. It's a lot more serious than flu like symptoms.

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PostSubject: Re: Symptoms of leaks ??   Mon 07 Jun 2010, 4:55 pm

Great info, thanks Cirianz.

Cheers - Carrie
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PostSubject: Re: Symptoms of leaks ??   Mon 07 Jun 2010, 2:18 pm

Apparently the symptoms in general are very similar to a flu but the particular one to watch out for is a rapid rise in temperature. Does your GP know that you've had a sleeve? Normally I work on the 40 C = get to the Doctor, above 40 & climbing call an ambulance (we live 30 mins each way from a hospital) cos 42 C = dead. In this instance, just having had a sleeve you might want to talk to your GP & see what s/he thinks however it sounds to me as if you're probably fine. Just keep an eye on your temperature & talk to your GP. Better safe than sorry.

In general if you haven't 'discovered' a leak after the first 10 days then you are fine, but there have been cases where a minor leak has been missed because the body forms a cyst around it to try and contain the leak while your stomach heals. If this fails then you can 'develop' a leak (and the symptoms) after the usual high risk period. This is rare but does occur often enough that it is a good idea to be careful of yourself & your stomach for a few extra weeks.
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PostSubject: Re: Symptoms of leaks ??   Sun 06 Jun 2010, 8:34 pm

Hey Jules,
I'm the same in the way of eating and drinking- she'll hate me too !! I've been meaning to pm you and see how you're going but alex did fill me in. Glad to hear you're doing so well !
Xx
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PostSubject: Re: Symptoms of leaks ??   Sun 06 Jun 2010, 8:05 pm

Hey Sammi,
Hope all is going well for you. Alex told me she came to visit you. She was my rock when I had my surgery. I am now almost 2 weeks (on Wed) post-op and am having no probs at all. Alex is jealous of how much I can eat and drink.
Take care x
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PostSubject: Re: Symptoms of leaks ??   Sun 06 Jun 2010, 6:51 pm

You dont get leaks they happen at the time of surgery, sometimes tho they can give no problems for upto two weeks. it is the infections in your abdominal cavity from stomach acid and food coming out of your stomach that makes you ill. tiny leaks can happen and heal in a matter of days with nothing getting out. sometimes those tiny leaks get bigger with infection and thus you get sick a week or so later.

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PostSubject: Re: Symptoms of leaks ??   Sun 06 Jun 2010, 6:42 pm

Thanks mapmar,
I'm feeling ok surgically, I just got this awful bloody cold that's making me feel all sorry for myself =( and then I started overthinking and realised I know absolutely nothing about leaks !! Is it true after the 2 wk mark if you haven't had a leak you won't get one ?
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PostSubject: Re: Symptoms of leaks ??   Sun 06 Jun 2010, 6:30 pm

You would definitely know if you have a leak... you get unwell very quickly... In any case, if you feel unwell then see your gp/surgeon or go to the emergency dept.....
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PostSubject: Symptoms of leaks ??   Sun 06 Jun 2010, 6:14 pm

Hi ! Don't think that I have one but was just wondering what we should be looking out for in regards to leaks. I've had a slip with my band and I knew what the symptoms of that were but a sleeve and a leak ? I have no idea !!!!
Anything anyone can contribute will be much appreciated !
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