Thanks for checking in on me Denise. The only pain I have swallowing is pills. Haven't had much food wise. Have eaten a few crackers with butter bc they melt easy. I think it's more once food is in my stomach. Sometimes it's ok, other times not. I have a ton of gas and bloating but I can pass gas. I am also burping a lot. I have some ride sided upper abdominal pain tonight but not bad, certainly annoying at this point though. It makes me nauseous.
I read up on how to swallow and avoid gas but I'm doing all those techniques already outside of yoga breathing. I also tip my head back so the fluids cover my throat before I swallow to avoid air. I still struggle some to swallow more than a few sips but I think that's normal. I'm 3 week 3 days now.
Bill mentioned having a Hida scan done. I'll wait and see my own GP for that. I'm scared of the injection mind you. I know its nuclear med and not contrast dye but I have huge fear now. I did have a nuclear scan in my 20's on my leg and all was fine. Wonder what my GP's thoughts are on sludge and if he thinks it hurts or not. Everything on line points to pain that can be caused by sludge.
At this point I just want to get back to my original healing and move on. I'm so so weak now. So long with such limited intake. Add my complications and more meds and it has zapped me. It takes everything just to get up and get ready. I hate feeling like this. I'm trying to take in high protein, calorie but low fat shakes. I got some recipes from a trusted source to try. Just need a few more ingredients.
The CT scan showed I definitely have a lot of swelling inside and around my wrap. Didn't say how bad though. He said it would coincide with the surgical region. I'd like to talk to that ER doc again. He made the most sense. My surgeon just belittles everything. I'm sure thurs I'll have a rant to share after seeing him. As for the allergic reaction, it's mainly itchiness on various parts of my body that come and go. My eyes puff up a bit but nothing even close to what they were doing. My face is still reddish and skin peeling in a lot of spots from being stretched out so much. Those spots itch a bit but more sore. I think one more Benadryl dose tonight and no more. Finished the steroids now. Now I feel sinus pressure/ pain in my forehead and right cheek. My sinus bothered me during the reaction so not surprised. I get sinus infections but the last 2 yrs they get really bad. Never used to get them.
Overall, better day outside of weakness. I want to do so much and just can't. Soon enough I hope. Work called to book me the end of April. I still didn't bc it's harder to cancel than just wait and see. You sound like a busy grandma. That's awesome. My mother in law brought my oldest home from karate today and picked up McDonald's. We don't eat there but I didn't care. One of my kids is in grade 3. We never get to be involved in his class. I miss that a lot. My youngest in gr 1 so we read daily in his class. I hate letting go. Lol. I'm not good at it. I want my kids with me always. Way to go on volunteering.
Edited to ask your insights. I have been suffering from the chills on and off the last few days or so. No fever or other ailments to speak go. Any thoughts? I bundle under multiple heavy blankets, fireplace on, hoodies zipped to chin. I can't get warm at these times. Thought lack of intake but I'm taking in the same now as in the beginning again. Maybe just me recovering. Laying here trying to stop ripping my skin off. Red and inflamed and so itchy. Benadryl taking too long to kick in.
Post Edited (Wendy Workout) : 3/24/2014 11:26:47 PM (GMT-6)