Also i wanted to add (bc i guess u cant edit posts) when i had gastric bypass it was still considered a relatively "new" procedure and there wasnt a lot of information on what the long term effects would be ...and now here i am 14 years later flying blind not knowing what to expect as far what the long term effects are..and im sure there are some...i have physically altered the internal makeup of my body, my digestive tract..i have 2 stomachs, my intestines have been cut and rerouted..my body doesnt have the same absorption capabilities as a "normal" person..so taking all those things into consideration what potential problems could be being overlooked by regular doctors who dont work with post gastic bypass patients on a regular basis and do they even know what to look for? I feel like a guinea pig for the 1st time since having this surgery
Doctors are under a hypocritic oath and really don't 'lie' just to scare people out of drinking. My husband's cousin was an alcoholic. He was hospitalized for esophageal issues and the doctor said if he even has one more binge, he can die from the condition caused by his drinking. He died a month later, sure enough, from the esophageal issue they said could kill him. So, I'd take their information about your pancreas as true. Were you give a protocol to follow post gastric bypass?
I would just say that if you have 'tried' to have alcohol and both times it resulted in pain, don't drink. I'd go with the cause and effect and eliminate the potetial cause. good luck
By the way, my dear friend has gastric bypass many years ago when it was newer as well. I want to say about 10 years ago. She lost initially 120 pounds. Over time she has gained weight back. So hard to maintain. I hope you have a strong support group. She goes to a walking group of gastric bypass people and a water aerobics class a couple of times a week. Her downfall is she still enjoys food and is part of a big robust family of people that use food to reward and celebrate. Anyway, I hope you've maintained and are doing well!