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! :-)

2/10/2010

It's been rocky so far...

February has been one heck of a month for me so far. I'll share the good, the bad and the sadly terrible...
I'll get the worst over with first.
I have not been able to hold food down since Sunday evening. Well, I can hold waffles down, but that is ZERO nutritional value, and I can't just keep eating a waffle every few hours. That's just not right. I visited my doctor yesterday, and he said it sounded like it was my ulcers, or a bowel obstruction. I had an xray yesterday, and there is no obstruction visible, so we're rolling with the ulcers. I had been doing so good not letting things get to me, and trying not to stress, but obviously my efforts were fruitless. I go to the gastroenterologist today at 2:30 to see what to do from here. I'd love to not spend my time in the restroom throwing up. :( Along with the nausea, I've been getting really bad back pains, and sharp, shooting pains in my stomach. If you ever experience this, go to the doctor! My regular doctor wanted me to increase my meds until we find out for sure what is wrong with me. I will let you all know as soon as I know!

On the up side of not being able to hold food down, I've lost 8 pounds. So, mark that resolution off! HA! I'm sure once I can eat something, it will pile back on.. but I'll take a little victory where I can get it today!

I was asked yesterday if my surgery was worth it, even after all of my complications. To me, yes. My overall quality of life has improved dramatically. Yes, I've had some bumps and roadblocks, but before my life WAS a giant (literally) roadblock. So yes, I'd do it again.. it'd be nice to not have the complications, but they're better than the possible complications I'd be facing being super-morbidly obese.

Besides my health issues, life has been pretty decent. We had a nice little get together on Super Bowl Sunday.. I was in bed for most of it, but my friends came in to visit with me, and it was nice to see everyone. :)
I haven't spent a lot of time this week at work b/c of the above, but at least I'm not behind.. whew!

xoxo
Will update soon!

8 comments:

Bandita Senorita said...

I'm sorry you are in pain. I hope it's something minor and that you get to feeling better soon.

Falon said...

Oh Laurie, that sucks! I hope those docs can get you figured out quick. Your positive attitude is an inspiration Feel better soon.

Janine said...

Sorry to hear you are not well Laurie. Big hugs to you and hope they get you sorted soon.
I agree with Falon, you are a such a positive person!!!

Libby said...

Sorry to hear about the ulcers. I hope you start feeling better soon! <3

Jil said...

Fingers still crossed...prayers said...ten Hail Mary's and eleventy hundred QPQ's...

If you need anything you know I will do what I can...

I love you my little slotted spoon...

Jil

KrysTros said...

Wow, I hope that they find what's wrong! A fear of all of us WLS peeps to be sure! Please keep us updated and get well soon!

Stephanie said...

So sorry to hear this!
Hope you get it figured out soon.
weight loss

LissaLee said...

Hi there- I have a bypass blog too!
hope you can check it out sometime :)