A new experience

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.
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    See this was why it was so weird....I had been drinking dairy for a week with no issues and had eaten the exact same thing several times before with no problem. I have continued to have dairy since and had not had the same experience yet I am still experiencing some discomfort and a lot of nausea. We are thinking it might be my gallbadder??
    1655 days ago
    I can't say I had that exact experience, but I did have some scary bad pains off and on. Keep in touch with your nurse. As others said, track what you eat and see if you notice a common cause.
    1657 days ago
    My body does not react to the same thing the same way all the time.
    I like ice cream, my pouch likes gem squash with cheese.
    And sometimes a previously NO GO food becomes acceptable.

    Hope you feel better soon. On school days, just eat super carefully at first, before going and when you are there. Keep the experiments for when you can be sick comfortably. CINDY always has more than one option for lunch if her pouch suddenly goes off an old favourite. Dumping usually lasts about 3 hours, but can be for 24 hours or longer.
    Best wishes.
    1657 days ago
    I felt like that post op when I drank protein drinks made with milk. I swichted to Soy milk and had no more issues.

    Have you had this item with no problems before? Do you have issues with other dairy products?

    1657 days ago
    Prayers sent your way. I hope you feel better soon.
    1657 days ago
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