Sunday, March 16, 2008

Getting Better Everday

Hi Guys,
Thanks to everyone who left me a comment in the last week. It really meant a lot to me.
Thought I'd update you. Let you know how I'm going with everything.
So taking meds for my pleasant oral thrush (thank god its only in my mouth!) that was a nice gift for the Antibiotic Fairy. Many thanks. Cannot sleep at night. I am a stomach sleeper and that's definately a no no. I spent ALL of last night awake trying to find a comfy position but to no avail. My left side is sore, sometimes due to the gas I get a sharp pain when I breathe.
I get a little better each day which is awesome. Once I get the sleeping under control I know I will feel somewhat normal.
As for the liquids I think I am doing quite well. Not up to the recommended 1.5 Litres to move onto mushies but I am working on it. I'm not a soup fan so thats a bit dificult. But I did find these super cheap (32 cents to be exact) dried Chicken Noodle Soups. I just strain it to get out the noodles and its nice. I think tonight I'm gonna order a soup from the Chinese takeaway shop up the road for some variation. Its not something I will do often but I just need something different and normal. lol.
Mood wise I've been good. I had a few tears last night when I couldn't get to sleep, more frustration than anything else. Friday a tiny cry too. Just shock, I didn't realise it was going to be so painful. For any soon-to-be-banded don't just take my experience as how it is going to be. I had a few complications that made it a little more difficult. Read as many other bandsters blogs as possible!
Able to swollow Panadol Mini caps so take them every four hours. As well as De-Gas every two hours. A heat pack has also helped with the gas pain and shoulder pain.
Bring on mushies I say........ can't wait for shepards pie....omg yum...

-skinny biddy :0)


mjwdec73 said...

Mushies are great - but a definite shock to the system. My body couldn't work out what this solid stuff was - but soooooo good.

Have you tried putting a pillow under your side - I found that helped heaps.