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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

:-( I've been in alot of pain lately. On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being slight discomfort I've been struggling with being at a level 5 daily. With a combo of OTC meds I would have good days down to a 2-3 if I didnt do anything stupid. Lately I'm going up to level 8-10 and all I can do is cry and wait for the medicine to work.

The downside- I'm struggling to eat. No appetite. Nausea. Barely getting 800 calories some days. Might be the pain or the constant medicine. Either way- I can't keep forcing it.

The pain is worse than worrying about my metabolism slowing down. I will deal with that after I see the surgeon. When I have pain-free days to deal with that problem!

12 days to go. I can't wait! I'm calling every number that I can hoping to find another surgeon covered by my insurance that can see me sooner. But I don't have much hope right now. It is taking everything that I have trying to sleep through the night and go to work each day. If the pain eases up I will make myself a good filling chicken soup with tons of calories and extra chicken. So when I do take a few bites of food hopefully it will be the most nutrient rich food that I can manage. It has to be better for me than the 100 calorie yoplait yogurts.

Since my surgery is currently scheduled for Jan 2nd, I will likely not be online for all the New Year crazy but since I usually skip "Resolution" anyway, I doubt that I will be missed.

So Merry Christmas, Happy New Years and I will be back in January. Maybe my spark friends will have a few ideas for helping me get my body on track. I'm going to need it. Because its been almost 5 days of the nausea and I began fantasizing about stadium hot dogs in Minneapolis. . . I tried having a hot dog but the sick feeling quickly came back and I gave the rest of my lunch to a co-worker that didn't have a lunch :-( So by January I might need an intervention in River Falls to stop me from diving into a pile of pizza and cheesecake!
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    I'm way behind in reading blogs and am so sorry I missed this when it was fresh. Hope you'll soon be back and feeling good...in the meantime, congrats on all the progress you have made. Get well.
    2609 days ago
    emoticon to know you are in so much pain. @LIL gave some great suggestions for eating lighter while still getting in nutrition...and the variety of vegetable soups will give you some variation in flavor as well; all kinds of veggies/fruits along with protein whey powder is a wonder meal replacement. Hang in there. Sending emoticon and emoticon . You will be missed!
    2624 days ago
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    Good Advice LILSHINE. Also don't wait til the pain gets worse before taking your meds.The first sign of pain even if its a little twitch take your meds.I'm a sickle cell patient and i know all about pain.I'm also on Vicodin. emoticon
    2624 days ago
    Thanks. I'm making a large batch of chicken soup.
    I found a surgeon close to home but still doesn't look like it will happen any faster but saves my family $150 in missed work and gas money because I had to make my bf drive me 80 minutes out of town and sit with me and miss work. So now the struggle with the infection and vicodin. 10 days til I see the Dr.
    2624 days ago
    Hope you feel better soon. I was like that from like May until my surgery in October. So I can truly sympathize with you. I found that Aleve was the best medicine when all else fell. Not sure what your pain is but a heating pad if its an area where it can be applied and lots, lots of prayer. You got to eat when taking these medicines or it will mess up your stomach. So toast, soup, saltine crackers, protein shakes taken in small amounts will at least be something in your system. Feel better soon.
    2625 days ago
    I hope you feel better soon! emoticon
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    emoticon will be here when you return!!!!! emoticon
    2625 days ago
    So sorry to hear you're not feeling well! I hope you find some relief soon!

    Take care of yourself! emoticon
    2625 days ago
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