Sunday, June 17, 2012
It's a "Love/Hate" type of relationship
Let me tell you why....if you don't have anything nice to say....don't say anything at all. Yep, I have been on a rollercoaster of hating my band. I don't want to scare the newbies but here's the truth.
Don't laugh...I know I wrote a post awhile back about how much I loved my band...the irony huh?
Literally 2 days after that 'sunshine and rainbows' post....wham, my band slammed shut. Over a french fry mind you. (I don't remember seeing those on the what to avoid list...did I miss something?)
I was miserable for 2 hours...finally threw up 3 times...then seemed ok. Only problem is that 3rd throw up seemed different than a PB. It felt like it came from deep down..............
Woke up the next day in pain. Just thought band was a bit irritated. Started drinking my water and shake in the morning and by the time I got to work at 7am I thought I had the flu. I was in so much pain in my upper abdominal region and my back. I was shaking and had chills. Called a sub and went home to sleep for 6 hours.
Well, this nonsense went on for another 2 days. Each day was a bit better but nerve pain all in my back and I couldn't eat. So was it the flu or did my band slip?
Went to see the dr. and he was no help. He didn't really know what to say to me. I told him to take out fluid so he removed 1.5cc leaving me at 3.5cc. Scheduled me for an upper GI which will finally be done tomorrow 6/18.
I wish now I would have had him take everything out of the band because the saga continues.....
After babying the band for a week, I figured I could get used to this new fill level (3.5) and deal with it since I was so close to goal. I was hungry every two hours but otherwise things were going well.
At least until this past THURSDAY 6/14. Since my band was so loose, the food addict in me decided to try pizza....I haven't had pizza in a year. I normally can't do bread of any sort and can tell on the first bite that it's not going down. Well, I ate about 1/4 of a small piece of thin crust over about 20 mins. Everything was great. I was excited that I did it with out getting stuck.
Friday, 6/15 was not so good. I was burping like crazy upon waking. Drank my protein drink in small sips but kept burping. Went to Zumba...seemed to help .......but after class the burping continued and I started getting back pain. So Friday was a mess....barely ate anything, tried to deal w/ the non-stop burps and back pain. Woke up in middle of the night to stomach acid shooting into my mouth. (Was this b/c of the pizza???? Fine when I ate it and for hours after but then the next day when I tried to have a protein drink my band said NO WAY!!!)
Saturday, 6/16 was worse. (Is this still b/c of the pizza??) I was miserable all day. Burping like crazy, back pain, upper abdominal pain. Drinking would upset my tummy too. I did not have that upper chest pain (under your breast bone) like I get if I am stuck, but I was not doing well. Heartburn all day. PB'd twice on water and purred soup.
Here we are now, Father's Day, 6/17. Doing much better now but only after I PB'd on water this morning. WTF???? I then took a 2 hour nap...I think my body is soooooooo stressed. Eventually, I did eat 4 oz of purreed soup, 2/3 of a protein drink, and a few oz of frozen yogurt today. Right now the back pain seems to be gone and so are the burps.
So---there you have it. I am freaking out about having the upper GI tomorrow. If I am having a hard time w/ water....how am I gonna get that liquid cement down??? I am afraid I do have a slipped band and what does that mean???
I will let you know.
p.s. I made goal today......140....but based on the last 2 weeks, it was not worth it.