Thursday, November 28, 2013

Movement But Not in the Best Way

I haven't been posting. First because Blogger was giving me fits, then because I haven't been feeling well.

Since the end of October, I've been fighting stomach problems. I have hunger signals such as feeling light-headed, stomach hunger pangs, weakness, irritability, unable to concentrate, but I can't seem to eat. You know that feeling when you are full? You go to take a bite and your throat closes up and your stomach rolls? I feel like that any time I try to eat. No matter how long it's been or how hungry I am. Then when I do eat, I get full really fast.

I've been eating anywhere from two-thirds to half what I normally eat. My therapist, nutritionist and doctor are all concerned. I've been tested for hepatitis, h pylori (the bacteria that causes ulcers) and infections. The next step is an endoscopy (or to use it's correct name, a esophagogastroduodenoscopy.)

I have an appointment December 23rd. I can't get in any sooner because it seems everyone in the world and their mother are getting procedures done before the end of the year because of insurance. Deductibles come into play at the beginning of the year. Meanwhile, I'm calling in each day to see if there has been cancellations.

Of course, I actually had a chance to get in on a cancellation but I forgot I wasn't supposed to have Ibuprofen for seven days before the procedure and had taken some the night before. What a maroon!

But at least I'm losing weight, right?