Darlene’s Story

Darlene Gorgoretti

October 30, 2006 – Gastric bypass surgery

December 15, 2006 – Admitted to hospital since could not keep
anything down

December 28, 2006 (my birthday) – Vagotomy and had my GJ
feeding tube put in during surgery

April 17, 2007 – had gastric bypass revision

January 11, 2011 – had my gastric bypass reversed

I was in and out the hospital many times during this time – many
EGD’s

November 02, 2012 – Officially diagnosed with GP – at Temple

April 14, 2015 – Went on disability and had to switch insurance –
started to go to Johns Hopkins and have had good care so i still see several doctors

Can’t have the gastric stimulator since i get MRSA anytime something foreign is put in my body

No other surgeries can be done safely since i have a blood clotting disease, uncontrolled diabetes, and after last knee surgery i
went into respiratory failure

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