Tuesday, November 23, 2010
LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!
I have truly learned how to be calm in spite of challenges. That is a good feeling as I've experienced a lot of anxiety in my life and succumbed to it. It was just about a year ago that I first checked into Sparkpeople. And I've learned a lot! Done a lot! Lived a lot! Made a lot of friends! Eked through the oil spill, thank God that is over! We were fortunate where we live in that the oil did not flood our beaches like in La.
Yesterday I vegged out. After my minor procedure, had a good excuse just to lay around. I had a headache all day and blamed it on the happy juice they gave me at the surgery. Then this morning when I got up, I realized I never had a cup of coffee yesterday. CAFFEINE WITHDRAWAL HEADACHE! This morning had my two cups and already perky.
Going to WW this a.m. but I didn't really count any points last week so hope I stayed the same. This acid reflux thing has my mind mulling over the situation. The surgery I am considering having is called TIF which is a non-invasive, no incision type where they staple the esophagus to narrow the hole to the stomach, thus keeping the stomach acid in the stomach. I'm taking prilosec and I'm not having pain from indigestion but I have other symptoms that are driving my husband crazy. I clear my throat constantly as I feel like I have a lump in there all the time. I cough a lot and I choke on fluid in my throat. All of this I can live with but it would be nice not to have those symptoms. In addition, I think that I eat and drink a lot because I am trying to push the lump away and back to the stomach. I know this is true, may be why I drink so much water, to thin it out.
After I have the surgery, I have to be on a liquid diet for 2 weeks so I need to plan when I want to do that around this holiday schedule. Since we are having a party at our house on Dec 14th, I want to wait until after that. And I would like to have it at least a week before Christmas as I have to stay in the hospital overnight. I talked to my husband about this as we won't be able to go out and have dinner and shop like we usually do. But I want to do it soon because business traditionally slows down around Christmas and I dont' want to have to try and see clients during that time.
That's my story today and I'm sticking to it. Later.