Re: Seeking Sphincter of Oddi Relief through Sphincteroplasty?
I am 6 weeks post-op from my transduodenal sphincteroplasty and pylorus dilation surgery. I am still nowhere near where I would like to be, but getting a little stronger and better everyday. I have been relieved of the SOD pain/spasms. Once in a while I will get a twinge feeling in the SOD area, almost as though my body is trying really hard to spasm, because that is what it has been doing for the past 14 years, but can't as my sphincters have been cut and sewed open permanently. I ended up spending 4 weeks in the hospital. I contracted a bacterial infection and ended up in ICU. Also, I ended up with too much bile flowing back up into my stomach and small intestine. They couldn't get the loose stools under control. I have been home a week and a half and am still very tired and have intense abdominal pain from the surgery still. While in the hospital, I was given a picc line for iv tpn nutrition, which I am still getting. Unfortunately, I still have bad pancreatic pain--in fact it has been worse than ever the past few days even when I take my Creon (prescription pancreatic enzymes). However, I haven't been the best patient and have eaten foods I shouldn't eat like cookies, coffee, fats and dairy (things I couldn't tolerate prior to surgery and really shouldn't be eating yet). So, I don't blame my pancreas for being angry. I need to give her--and my liver--a good resting. I am going to try to do this today and tomorrow, but it is so hard since I have an appetite again (another success of the surgery). I will continue to update on my surgical progress so, hopefully, others can benefit from it. I hate when people post stuff and then never update.