About Gastric Girl

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Tomball, TX, United States
My name is Laurie. I'm 34 and I live in a suburb of Houston, TX. My life isn't super exciting or ultra dramatic, but I love it! My blogs are just a peek into my life as I know it. I'm quite random and have an opinion on everything, but I love everyone's aspect on things, even if I disagree. The world would be quite boring if not! :-)


In a Funk and Other Stuff

I've noticed that since I have had WLS, I've gone through a rainbow of emotions. Most days I am in a great mood, with a completely sunshiney positive outlook on the world that may make other people nauseated. (Hi Jil!) Other days, I feel like an insensitive jerk. Other days, I'm very moody and bitchy. It's annoying! I don't know if it's hormones, since my body is freaking out and doesn't know what to do with itself anymore.. Or maybe my fat covered up that I was always sometimes an insensitive jerky bitchy girl sometimes.. Who knows? As they say, this too, shall pass!

My mom is doing well. She has her first follow up appointment today with her surgeon. I did go fill her pain medication prescription yesterday. She was feeling bloated and it was making her feel like her incisions were going to pop. The pain medicine they sent her home with helped, so she had me fill it up. I'm glad she's doing so well. She's off all of her medications already, and her sugar and bp levels are doing great. Her bp is better than mine even! :)

I've been feeling like crap for the past few days as well. I think I was so focused on making sure my mom was ok, that I wasn't eating well (not enough) and I know I wasn't drinking enough. So, leave it to me to get dehydrated and just feel horrible overall. Also, I forgot to take my birth control pills 3 days in a row, so I started again... That always makes me get a headache! So... here we are Day 4 with a headache.

My goal rewards I set for myself were massages. I was due for another one when I got under 200 lbs that I haven't redeemed yet. Maybe it's time for that! Unfortunately, my wallet doesn't allow for that right now. Hopefully within a week or two.. I have had incredible amounts of tension lately!

Ok, this bitch session is over for now.. hehe

Love and hugs to you all!


Kim H. said...

You know, they say that as you lose weight... and lose it rapidly... you release a lot of estrogen that was caught up in the fat cells. So that could be the cause of the moodiness.

I'm glad to hear your Mom is doing well, I hope that the bloating goes away soon.

Anonymous said...

Laurie-Lou-Who...Just for the record...We are, all of us: "insensitive jerky bitchy girls" on occasion. As for my optimism induced nausea, it is mostly for show. :) As for the blame, I blame my hormones for pretty much any and every deficiency I feel these days so I think you should too. :) Blame your hormones that is, I am not sure technically that you could blame my hormones for your "IJBG" ness...unless you think you caught it from me, in which case blame away sister, blame away.

I am so glad your mama is doing well. These first couple of months will see so many big changes for her. I sat trying to remember the first couple of weeks and then months for me. They seem like so long ago and my thoughts and feelings were so different then than they are now. What an exciting time this will be for her.

I hope you feel better soon Laurie-Lou-Who...and just for the record, although we didn't know each other 14 years ago, we have made up for lost time and I can't imagine life without your Sunshiney/glass half full disposition. It helps to counter my dark stormy cloud/glass half empty disposition.

Cheers to the next 14 years.

Love, Love, Love Ya! XoXo, Jil