Thursday, February 2, 2012

And the panic is back

Yeah, panic is back. Heartburn isn't (although my throat is a bit scratchy).. but my stomach.. aches.  Not like "feeling sick" ache. just Uncomfortable ache.   And Ronnie had mentioned something about if my surgeon had fixed a hiatal hernia during my surgery I wouldn't be having these symptoms.. What if he didn't fix or mention a hernia? as far as I know I've never had one to fix. 

The most worrying part of this is, it's supposed to snow like 20 inches starting soon, and going through saturday. (not to mention the fact that it'll be the weekend)  Do call and see what they say? 

I'm sure the fact that I can drink water just fine still is promising .. but achy isn't.   I have mushies and soups for the next few days.  Maybe just tough it out till monday. 

looking back through communications with Kaiser, in sept, and Nov. I'd mentioned my stomach aching too. (Nov was when I went in for a bit of an unfill) .. For sure calling the surgeon, just not sure when I can get in there.  *sigh* I hate complications.

*edit* surgeon has been called, message left.   Plan is unless I hear otherwise I'm doing soups and mushies this weekend.  


*edit #2*  surgeon called back, told me to get some liquid mylanta and/or prilosec and if it gets worse over the weekend call him to see him monday or tuesday. 

Sorry For the Panic

Yeah, sorry about panicking yesterday. I just always tend to jump to the worst possible conclusion.

And while I suppose it is possible that having JUST the heartburn could mean I have a slipped band, odds are it Is probably something more along the lines of eating too much.  So now I'm going to focus on really trying hard to follow my bandster rules.  Even if this means strapping a measuring cup to my purse to bring with me everywhere. I know I've been eating more than I should.  So not too uprising if that's the cause of heartburn feeling (and dur, I shouldn't if anything because that can lead to a slipped band)  ..

So we're going on to focusing on being good!
And bundling up for the  foot of snow we're supposed to get starting tonight. *sigh*



Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A little advice?

I hate having such a pessimistic head.  The last couple of days (maybe just one?) after eating (which i can do mostly just fine, just a little pain to let me know to chew more)  I've had a burning in my throat afterwards.  I wonder is this a new heartburn?  I used to have really bad/constant heartburn pre-band. But from day one after surgery, no more prilosec for me ( I was so thrilled!)

So I'm wondering, is this a new way for me to feel heartburn?  and if so.. does this mean a slipped band?  I can eat just fine (probably too much .. which I've read can cause a slipped band) I can drink just fine (after the first couple of hours of my day). Nothing else feels weird, just this throat heartburn.

Since last  night though I've been worried about a slipped band.  Looking up symptoms online, and heartburn is the only one I can tick off.  But I know I've been eating too much lately.  *sigh*  now I'm obsessively worrying about it.  Do I call my surgeon? Do I just do a few days of liquids and see if all is better?