Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Baby steps better

I think I'm finally getting over whatever it is that I had.  My band is still acting up though.  I have been doing liquids/mushies to reduce the swelling and irritation and I think it is working, but it is slow going.  I don't want to have to start over because of my stupidity so I'm being very careful. 

I'm actually not having any problem eating or drinking, but I do have acid reflux (particularly while I'm sleeping and in the morning.)  It is weird though because mostly it just gives me sore ears and throat.  It is mild today thought so I feel strongly that it is lessening.  My mama is coming tomorrow for a long weekend.  If it is still bothering me after she leaves I will go get a little unfill and start again.  Sigh.

Yesterday I had a SlimFast for breakfast which worked really well.  For lunch, I had Pho and I was worried about the chunks, but I did fine and I felt great throughout the afternoon!  No reflux or anything like that at all.

I went out with my dinner group last night and we had a blast as always.

I had some pozole and potato chips.  I didn't eat a lot (I did have some beer ice cream for dessert) and I ate slowly and consciously.  I think I need to start waiting a little longer after I eat before laying down in bed though.  Once I laid down the reflux discomfort started.  I woke up with it this morning, but like I mentioned, it wasn't nearly as bad.  Taking the punishment of bad behavior is a bitch!  :-)
Today, I had another SlimFast.  For lunch I have my leftover Pho if I can't convince BFF to go out to lunch.  I thought the tomato soup at La Madeleine sounded good. 
I haven't been eating enough to get myself to work out.  I'm going to try and push myself to go to Jazzercise tonight, but I would say it is about 50/50% at this point.  I have a feeling I will run errands instead.  I have to go get groceries for mama's visit and I need to straighten up the apartment.  Yeah, I can already tell I'm not going to Jazzercise.  Maybe tomorrow.  :)


FitBy40 said...

Glad you're on the mend, but I'm concerned about the heartburn. Be very careful!

Yeah, I've already talked myself out of one of my classes this week because the kiddo has a presentation at school and I don't think I should show up sweaty and gross!

Connie O said...

I'm so sorry you've been sick; hope you are back to 100% soon!

For reflux, have you considered using something like Prilosec? I've had so many problems with aspirating reflux and getting horrible respiratory infections that I now take omeprazole (generic Prilosec OTC) every single day. But you could take just a 2-week course of it when you are having a flare-up. If you're not sure, ask your surgeon's office what they would recommend for acid suppression.