Monday, August 05, 2013
Well it has been a few days since I last posted and I have done great up until today. I have been walking 2 to 3 miles every day and feeling absolutely awesome. Today I felt pretty good until I came home to eat a snack. I made myself a high protein pudding and was about half way through it when I started having extreme stomach pains that went up into my chest and into my back. I was double over in pain and couldn't find a comfortable way to sit or move and could only groan and cry. This excrutiating pain lasted for about 20 to 30 minutes and then finally stopped. I had in the process called my bariatric nurse and she explained to me that I could be dumping and if I were it could last up to an hour and if it lasted longer to go to the ER. Thankfully it didn't, but now after talking to her again, we are trying to decide if it was me dumping, a gallbladder attack, or my body going lactose intolerant on me. Whatever it was...I felt like I was dying and just wanted to be shot. Has anyone had this experience just 2 weeks post op??? I honestly don't see how it could have been dumping as I have had the exact same thing several times over the past week and had no problems with it before today. I'm not sure what my body is doing but I am hoping I can get it figured out and fast. School starts for me in just a few short weeks and there is no way that I can miss even one day of school for something like this.