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Sunday, February 19, 2012

feel like crap today

I was doing so well until today.  I think I ran out of gas.  I have been nausuous all day today.  I took the patch off because my eyesight was so blurry I couldn't read anything and now I can see but feel like I could hurl at any moment.  I have tried to hurl a few times but it just comes up as a ton of burps.  I think I am gassy.  I know I am not hungry and I was not expecting that.  I guess I thought that I would not really feal any restriction until I have a few fills.  I find I need to slow down drinking or else it sits like a pill in my chest and hurts.  This is bad because I feel like when I drink I can feel an air bubble going down and that is uncomfortable.  Nothing tastes good. The broth is bland, the crystal light tastes like a watered down cocktail to me.  I did manage to sleep for 3 hours this afternoon and on my port side no problem.  I also got to take a shower which felt awesome but I just which I could get myself in a better place...closer to normal.  I can't drink a whole protein shake, I can only seem to have 1/2 of it and that takes me awhile to get it down.  My hubby got me a decaf skinny vanilla late...venti yesterday and I finished maybe half today I told him to get me a tall but he brought home a grande and again I only could finish 1/2.  I am wondering if it is too hard on my tummy.  Tomorrow I am going to switch to  no coffee and see if this helps my mornings better.  I have been taking about 4 gas x strips a day but maybe I need to take more not sure.  The noises from my tummy are crazy loud and my hubby laughs at them a lot, its almost like its talking.  Well I wanted to get out a post to let you know today is not a good day and I am hoping tomorrow will be better.  Luckily hottie hubbie is home with me tomorrow.  I have a wonderful friend who took Johnny to lunch and a movie with her boys and hubby went golfing so that is how I was able to nap for 3 hours this afternoon.  Sorry to be a downer I just really thought I would be doing better than I am right now.

10 comments:

Banded With Favor said...

It gets better...the swelling goes down and it gets better. Late day 2 and day 3 were the worst for me too...lots of burping felt like terrible acid reflux and it was uncomfortable and relentless...it goes away I promise...gasx was not strong enough I started taking an acid reducer the generic brand from Costco and that has been great!!! As crazy as this sounds too and probably not very medical it was a great help...drinking warm lemon water really felt good going down and the added acid seemed to tame the acid in my tummy...you will figure it all out for yourself, everyone is different but rest assured it gets better!!! I'll keep you in my prayers..;)

Lisa said...

Hi Hon!! I am sorry but I PROMISE this is normal. Day 3 and Day 4 were my worst!!!! I was miserable and in pain. Stay on top of the pain meds and I ate Gas X strips like candy. I was on clear liquids, no protein shakes or anything and I had zero hunger because of the swelling. By day 5 or 6 I was starving and moved to full liquids. Rest, Walk, Sip! Rest, Walk, Sip!! It will be over soon I promise and you will feel amazing :) I just hit two weeks and don't even feel like I had surgery.

LoriBang said...

I know it sucks! You WILL feel better soon. I promise. I felt the same way! By this time next week, you'll feel awesome! On day 2 and 3 the most I had was some really thin cream of chicken soup with the chicken strained out. Good luck, I'll be thinking of you!

Vanessa said...

Hang in there. It gets better!

Chris said...

Hang in there and keep walking! Sending ungassy vibes your way :)

Jazzing up Jackie said...

It's probably the swelling. It gets better, promise. Hope you're well soon!

mdlapband said...

you'll get there!!! the first week is the worst part. just take tiny sips. I wasn't hungry for a long time after surgery. Your tummy is all swollen and angry at you right now, it will heal up soon!

Feel better, sister! thinking about you!

MandaPanda said...

I wasn't hungry for a good week after surgery. It's because of the swelling around your stomach. Gasx didn't help me at all...just walking and heating pad did. Coffee was my saving grace during this time...it was the only thing that tasted good to me. Hang in there!

candyNcarbsDivorce said...

Omg, I was so excited to find your blog through Lisa... I was just banded on 2/17....one day after you....;)

My first day wasnt bad and niether was the second but my third day was awful. I was sure I would puke but everytime I tried it was GAS!!! Urg.... I was so sick to my tummy all day...my port site was sore and my belly button hurts like hell....

I took off for a week from work and thank God I did....sometimes I feel like I cant get water down, other times I feel out of breath....urg....I know it has to get better...It must

Anywho's....My blog is new and very generic....I have no followers but I plan to stalk the hell out of others...Ha!

Here's hoping you feel better soon....

Sarah

Chubby B said...

Boy could your last three post be more useful for me! thanks a lot, I know you were in pain but it is all tips for me. Hope you are doing better now.
What do you mean I removed the patch because it made my eyes blurry? I didn't get that at all. I am advised to only sip water the day of surgery,day one only clear liquids and then day 3-7 full liquids. I am very excited :)
Best of luck to you and hoping for a fast recovery :)