I've been in denial this week, but for sure I have a problem. First the band had been super tight for a while and I knew it was because of my T.O.M.
I'm never able to eat for about 3 days when it's 'my time'. I know that. However, this month things have not gotten better, even after TOM left town. In fact, I haven't eaten anything solid in 3 days.
I've been surviving on about 700 calories a day, forcing myself to have a protein shake in the morning, and sipping broth or pudding later in the day. It's a struggle, and to make it worse, I've started to have the dreaded heart burn. I'm not getting in even half of my water each day, because it just won't go down.
I had to sleep sitting up on the couch last night because of reflux.
I called to try to get in to the surgeon but he's in surgery all day on Fridays.
By the grace of God, he has a fill clinic in the morning. I CAN'T WAIT to get in there, I will be there as soon as he opens his doors, and beg him for a deflate. I think I have a dilated pouch. In fact I'm almost sure of it.
The tightness is different this time. I have never in 17 months had trouble drinking water, until now.
Thankfully I'm not in pain (which would make me think it's a slip). Just unable to eat, and heartburn. I went and bought an OTC acid reducer which has helped me tons.
I have lost a few pounds this week of course. Gee, not eating seems to have that effect on people. I weighed in at 156 this morning, an all time low for me. I imagine once I get the un fill I may bounce back up a bit, and I'm perfectly OK with that. I like losing weight, but not like this.
I'll update after the meeting with the doc tomorrow.
Prayers for a 'fixable' problem, and no surgical procedure needed!
Have a great night everyone.