My Battle with Peptic Ulcers
I’ve had a peptic ulcer since November, 2000. They put me on nexium hoping it would heal the peptic ulcer, but it didn’t, so I had peptic ulcer surgery.
The first time I had the surgery was at Naples Community Hospital. Doctor Howard Bourdgages was my doctor. I had half my stomach removed, a herniated disk, and my appendix taken out.
It took 5 and 1/2 hours for my peptic ulcer surgery. I had to stay at Naples Community hospital for nine days. After I was released from the hospital, I had to stay at my mom’s condo for a month which was a living hell for me. That’s why I live with my brother and his fiancee now.
On June 17, 2002, I had another endoscopy done at 10:30 am at Cleveland Clinic in Naples, FL. They found another peptic ulcer in the same place I had it before.
As soon as my mom found out about my second peptic ulcer she went all apes blaming the foods I eat and the sodas I drink. She becomes over protective of me and I get stressed out from her being overly protective. But, I am seeing a psychiatrist which is helping me deal.