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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 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'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.


Jody V said...

Judi -

I hope you and your band feel better soon! At least there was no slippage.


Gerry said...

You certainly are a trouper! My IBS is enough for me! I don't think I would be strong enough physical and emotionally to go through what you go through. Remember, God doesn't give you more than you can handle.


Kathy said...

I hope you feel better soon Judi. I have been there done that with the problems forum. Some of those stories are very scary. Have you tried Unjury?

Anonymous said...

Thank God you got this taken care of honey! You already know what happened to me becuz I let it go to long. It was awful! No one can describe the pain.
LISTEN to the doctor even if it is T-giving and you want to eat. DO NOT LET YOUR BAND SLIP! I am so sorry this happened to you but you will be okay if you do the right thing.

Eileen, Founder, Organizer, Mayor and Chief Cook And Bottle Washer of the Anger Management Girls. said...

Are you OK?
Hang in there girlie. You can do it.
In the words of your hero:
"Some day we'll(you'll)look back on this and it will all seem funny
But now your sad....."(the rest don't fit!)

Well not funny, but it will all be worth it in the end!