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GI doctor took me seriously

Friday, March 18, 2011

I'm going to make this short as it is already pretty late. But I had my GI doctor appointment today. He appeared to take what I was saying seriously - especially after I gave him a quick look at the tracking reports from SP. He suggested a neurologist and a endocrinologist plus did some bloodwork - should get some results tomorrow.

I'll post more tomorrow, but thought I would say this at least.

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MOM2ACAT 3/18/2011 4:06PM

    That sounds good! I hope you can get some answers and start feeling better.

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New washer coming

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My washer died on me yesterday. After work today my father and I checked several stores and picked out a new machine. It is being delivered on Saturday.

Quick post, but I've gotta head to bed. Hoping the week will get better.


Not saying much

Sunday, March 13, 2011

I haven't posted a blog in awhile. There hasn't been much I've wanted to say, since what's been going on with me has been so screwed up. So I thought I would make a quick post to say I have been hanging around. I'm just sick of posting all the crap that has been going on - I want, need, hope, and wish that something good would happen - like having a doctor help me... so I can post something positive.

The one thing I will say is right now I'm debating using the little leave I have from my new job to either take a week long class at my school in Iowa during my birthday week or using it to go to Mayo Clinic and hope they will try to help me. I see my GI doc on Thursday and I'll have to decide based on what he does or doesn't do.

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HOLLIE90038 3/17/2011 5:10PM

    I love that you are still here, that you're still posting, that you are thinking of alternatives like the Mayo clinic. That's huge since it means you haven't given up :)

i am thinking of you and hoping for the very best or at least for things to suck a little less each day.

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MOM2ACAT 3/13/2011 4:38PM

    Wishing you all the best with your GI appointment; I hope he has some answers that are helpful.

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calorie overloading - and it is good for me.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

First off, I can't do the gastroparesis diet anymore. I can't handle having so few calories! I can't exist on 1500 calories anymore. So my plan is to eat what I want when I want as long as my system is handling it. If I have a flair then I can't eat much of anything, but eating less fat and fiber will allow me to eat a little more. But I just can't keep fighting every single day to keep what weight I do have and keep failing at gaining back a few pounds.

That being said, I had my first fast food meal since August on Thursday. 1200 calories from a Culver's single deluxe burger and a regular (small) order of onion rings. Within a half hour of eating it, I felt really awake and alert for the first time in weeks! Seriously, how can my doctor disagree that I desperately need insane amounts of calories? Today at work we celebrated the birthday of one of the executives and I chose to have a piece of cake - it was SO GOOD! For dinner I ate an entire 11 inch frozen pizza with an extra cup of marble jack cheese on top (this was overdoing it a little, but so be it). It did take somewhere around an hour I think, but still. I actually hit 3,000 calories for the first time since I've been tracking my food on SP. As of now, I call it a win!!! Hopefully I won't lose the regular 3 lbs this weekend. The big drawbacks are that my esophagus is in total pain right now, my stomach has been stretched to a ridiculous size for several hours, and my intestines are going to hate me by the morning. But I need the calories.

Tomorrow I'm hoping to do my taxes to try to get my refund before the potential government shut-down later this month. I've already worked the numbers manually and I'm claiming almost $4900 in medical and dental for last year - yeah I'm shocked. This is my first year claiming it, but I've spent the past 2 evenings putting it all together.

Still trying to figure out this doctor situation, but I will save those comments for another day.

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FORGODSOLOVED 3/24/2011 12:12AM

  Well, to be honest, I pigged out today on chinese. Sending you good thoughts of encouragment and love. emoticon

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All I want to say right now is

Thursday, March 03, 2011

I feel like I've spent the last 23 (of my 30) years being waterboarded - and it just keeps speeding up.


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