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! :-)


Its back.. damn!

My ulcers have reared their ugliness again. I've started taking carafate again, so hopefully they will leave me soon! For those of you who have had an ulcer, you know how icky they make you feel! It's miserable.. I'm ready to feel normal again! Yes, it's a complication from my gastric bypass surgery, as was my intestinal hernia and gallbladder removal... but, I don't regret my gastric bypass for an instant. Yes, all this crap is a pain in the butt, but my quality of life has improved so much, I really shouldn't even complain. I am alive, healthy, and half the size I used to be. WAHOO!!!
I will update you all on my resolutions.... Skip down if you don't care to read, but I want to hold myself accountable! :)
Diet cokes - I have not touched them.. the cravings have left my system, and I am learning to love tea again. I even bought a teaball so I can buy some neat leafy teas at Teavana. If you are a tea-lover and haven't been there before, it's neat. And if you aren't a tea-lover, you very well may be after you leave there. John bought me a gorgeous Fossil watch for Christmas, and I had to take it in to the mall to get some links taken out, and next door was Teavana. I am not exaggerating when I say that I walked by and got a sample 6 times during that mall visit. I took my jacket off 2 of the times so I wouldn't be so obvious! HA! At least it was something healthy, and they weren't cookie samples, right? LOL
Vitamins - I've definitely improved, but am still establishing my routine. I'm getting in my required vitamins every day, but I want a set schedule. There's a website called Memjog.net where you can set up daily/weekly/monthly/annual reminders and they text your phone. I had this set up at one point, but when I was being a bad kid and rebellious, I cancelled my reminders. Time to set those up again! :)
Water - If decaf tea counts as water, I'm all over it!
Activity - I'm a little less sloth-like, but this is what is lacking the most. I'm still in recovery mode from my 6 day, 60 hour work week last week, so I'm cutting myself some slack! Time to tighten up though and get firmer!

Life is good, though! Tomorrow I get my nice paycheck from my overtime week, and I'm going to get some bills paid down, cushion my savings account a bit more, and treat myself to a mani/pedi. My toes are horrendous right now, and having cute toes always makes me feel better! LOL I might even go get my eyebrows done... it's been way too long!! LOL

Saturday night, eight of us are going to meet for dinner and go to the Houston Aeros hockey game. John and I are season ticket holders with two of our dear friends, so we got some more tickets for others, and we're making it a party! Wahoo!!

Friday, I'm leaving work a little bit early to take Roxcee to the vet. It's time for her annual vaccinations, and from the experiences we've had in the past few months, I am making sure I'm keeping her up to date on absolutely EVERYTHING! I don't know what I'd do if I lost that little punk dog!!! She was my gift to myself when I got divorced because my ex husband wouldn't let me have a dog b/c of his stupid allergies.. lol We've been through a lot together... as punky as she is! I have no idea where she gets it from.. :oP

'til next time!


KrysTros said...

Just getting to reading all the blogs I have been missing out on. Sorry that you are suffering with ulcers! I am still amazed that 5 mths after surgery I still haven't had one episode of heartburn so I am wary after suffering for years with ulcers and acid reflux! I know what you mean about your dog, mine is my baby and I would be lost without her. I hope you get well soon!

nancy said...

My family doctor notice when I was experiencing Kidney stones (which is another complication from WLS) I had gallstones but not to the point of pain or removal. He put me on a pill daily to 'melt' the stones all is well with that and I continue to take them daily. I also knew that ulcers can be a problem and started to feel a tinge of heartburn so I played it up and he put me on what my doctor prescribe when I had uclers way back before the surgery. I had a hernia repair last year. And I think I have another hernia ...we shall see when I see my surgeon later on. All in all even with what I have been through I would not hestiate to do it all over again only having it done much earlier than I did. As I stated on someones blog that I was quite upset when that doctor from Biggest Loser stated that WLS you can die from. Grrr. The percentages are low, but it's all for show ...after all, it's so normal to lose weight like they do on that show. Gosh if only I could lose a hundred pounds in less than three months I wouldn't have gotten the surgery. Hope you have a speedy recovery!

Stephanie said...

So sorry to hear about your ulcers. I hope you start to feel better very soon.

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