|Hello everyone, I'm John. I was Celestine's
husband. That's right... was. I'm sorry to inform you all that she
passed away unexpectedly on March 15.
I didn't know she
belonged to this forum until today, when there was an email on her
laptop notifying her that someone had posted on a thread she also had
I have deleted most of the websites and bulletin boards from her pc,
but I thought maybe I would post on this one and let you folks know a
little about what happened. And I say a little because that's all I and
our families know at this point.
According to the death certificate, she died from cardiac arrest
brought on by sepsis. Her doctor told us that she had a perforated
colon, which was leaking intestinal fluids into her body. One by one her
organs shut down until her heart stopped.
The perforation occurred close to where it was re-attached it to her
lower intestine during the DS. She had been in a lot of abdominal pain
and in and out of the ER the last few weeks of her life, and the doctors
believed all along it was I.B.S. Too late they found out it was
something far more serious.
We talked many times about the difficulties she experienced after the
revision. She never was the same again. Digestive problems and pain
plagued her for the year and a half after the surgery. Oh yeah, I don't
know, but assume she told you all about the two hernia surgeries she had
after the DS.
I never knew much about weight loss surgery before I met her 5 1/2
years ago. She had already had one bypass surgery before we met. I still
don't know much about it, but I do know that I'm a widower, and now have
to carry on without my wife and best friend. I'm not going to sit here
and say that a DS is the Devil, I don't know enough to make that claim.
But I will say... think long and hard before you take that road. There's
no going back.