Thursday, November 20, 2008
Be very careful what you wish for.......
all it took was a little agitation....
Remember this post?
It was only days ago that I asked for help in staying away from buffet tables and second helpings. And, all of a sudden....I get it. I didn't do anything special, I wasn't extra nice to anyone and I wasn't even praying real hard. Sure, I blogged about it and I was hoping I'd do okay. But, did I do a novena or put in a special intention with my patron saint---St. Jude? No. Not once.
Let's face it, I've wished for all kinds of things over the years. Did I get them? No. So....why now? And, why did it have to be so extreme? Why did I end up having to return to a liquid-type diet? Really, I would have settled for an extra helping of motivation. But....a liquid diet? At Thanksgiving?
Yes, it appears that all of my stomach shenanigans over the past 24 hours did a number on my band. It didn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out. If I wasn't so shaken with fear, I could have told you that at 2 am this morning and every 10 minutes after that! It had to be one of the longest nights of my life. Between the pain and the fear...well....it wasn't good. And, leave it to me...the information junkie that I am...I went online to figure out what the hell was happening to me. Let me just say this.....that was a very bad idea. Even before logging on to LBT.com's "problems" forum, I was shaking. Within 10 minutes of reading people's posts, I was literally dry heaving with fear. I'll tell ya...some people can be such doom &gloomers!!!
So..the bad news--there's a bit of swelling and irritation. The good news--no band slippage. Slippage is the big concern, I suppose. So, they don't want to go in and irritate the area any more than it is. Which means they won't be removing any fluid quite yet. We need things to settle down a bit before doing anything at all. So, it's wait and see.
So...there you have it. I got what I wished for. In one form or another. All I did was agitate my band and wa-la....I got more motivation than I asked for.