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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Benched

I've been benched.  I called my fill doctor today because I've had HORRIBLE acid reflux the last couple of nights - so bad I've been unable to sleep more than a couple of hours without choking on acid in the back of my throat.  I'll probably have to go in for an un-fill, but she suggested I try liquids for a few days to see if I can settle it down.

I've posted about my issues with acid reflux before.  Really it has been well-controlled with famotidine (Pepcid) for several months.  I don't know why the flair-up, but I could really do without!

I'm such a baby when I don't sleep!

In other news, one of my friends from college is looking into the lap-band.  She just developed the necessary comorbidities for her insurance to cover WLS (lucky girl!) so she's been referred to a surgeon.  I gave her my blog address so she might stop by (Hi K.!). 

The good news about a few days of liquids is that I may lose a bit of weight.  That'd be nice!

17 comments:

Ronnie said...

I'm sorry, hon. I hope you can calm your band down. :( Is there any way you could have a hiatal hernia? I did and my doc fixed it while I was under. I haven't had heartburn since I had my surgery.

Sounds like a good time to do a 5-day pouch test. (Everyone else is. lol)

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Lap Band Gal said...

Hang in there with the reflux, hope it solves itself with liquids. The more the merrier on Sat :) Glad we have another (soon-to-be) bandster joining us.

Bonnie said...

Sorry to hear about the reflux. Hope the liquids only help. So happy to hear about your friend.

I'm Listening! said...

Prilosec.....one a day. Did wonders for me.

Shannon said...

that sucks hun, i hope the liquids calm it down. fingers crossed for you.

Jacquie said...

I'm glad you are talking to the fill doctor about this...I don't have to tell you how bad reflux is! Good luck with the liquids and I hope that does the trick for you.

CHRISTINE said...

I find if I do not eat after about 7:00 pm I do not have the reflux. I too take priloce. Give it a try.

Drazil said...

Not getting sleep makes everything worse in my opinion...feel better soon!

Janelle said...

Ugh.. I 'm sorry.. I hope it ends soon. And yay for bonus weight loss!

Kristin said...

Oh no, Amanda. I'm sorry about this, and missing out on sleep turns me into the least pleasant person on the planet. So the fact that you could even string together a few sentences shows how strong you are.

Hang in there.

Maggie said...

Ugh, sorry to hear about the reflux....and missing sleep SUCKS!! Hang in there!

Tina said...

That really stinks! I hope it gets better!!

xxxooo

Kenda said...

I am hoping you start feeling better soon. I want to add my praise to your following. Amagna, you have worked really hard this past year. I am so proud of you, and I hope you are even more proud of yourself. You have always been beautiful, and now you look healthier and happier too. Thank you for the welcome.. I am not sure how much I'll able to participate on here right now since we are in the final two and a half weeks of my last term... but I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone.

To Band or not To Band? said...

Ewk! I csn deal with everything but the acid.

THE DASH! said...

No way are you a baby because you miss sleep - everyone gets like that! The reflux sounds just awful and I hope you get it sorted soon. Poor you

MandaPanda said...

I hope the liquids get things back on track. Sorry you're going through that. I'd be all sorts of cranky without my sleep.