I was Sleeved 3-15-12 and lost 166 lbs in 9 1/2 months, hitting my goal in late Dec. Starting Jan 18th, I have had pneumonia FOUR times, being hospitalized 3 times for IV antibiotics.
I just got out of the hospital again today after bout #4. The doctors now all think it's a strong possibility that my pneumonia is from aspirating related to my Sleeve. They want me to go back to see my surgeon asap (not at this same hospital). I will do that of course. I was just wondering if by any weird chance this has happened to anyone else?
I will also add that I was put on Nexium about 1-2 months post op. I had several nights where I would wake up choking on stomach acid. The nexium stopped it. But supposedly nexium can increase the chance of pneumonia so they just switched me to pepcid.
So, anyone else or am I some weird freak of Sleeve nature?