Monday, June 4, 2012

Lazy Monday

I took today and tomorrow off for super fun medical procedures. I wish I could say I was resting and enjoying  it or at least being productive, but, eh. You know. I've at least caught up on some movie watching.

Today was my mini D&C with the gyno. The good news is, my lady parts look pretty good. No fibroids or polyps. The bad news is my pap was abnormal. I've been down this road before -- there was a period of about three years when I had to have pap smears every 3 months due to abnormalities. Time to start supplementing with folic acid again.

Tomorrow is my EGD or gastroscopy -- the one where they stick a tube with a camera down your throat. I'm hoping for no ulcers and minimal gastritis.

Oh, I forgot to tell you about this new GI guy. He was suggested to me because he's knowledgeable about bariatric procedures. I was quite pleased, actually. Without getting bogged down in details, I will just tell you what stuck with me the most. He said that just by having a band - just having it in there - eventually causes slow stomach motility. So, the reason I feel bloated and stomach-achey all the time is probably because food is taking a really really long time to GTFO of my stomach. Fun. I'm on prilosec for a month to "get the extra fluid out of there," as he said. Guess what you do for slow stomach motility... small meals. And don't eat too many vegetables at one time. Things I should be doing anyway, right? Le sigh.

Barring anything nutty showing up on the EGD tomorrow, I'll be all set to get my fill back next Monday. There is a light!


Kristin50 said...

I went through the same thing Maria hence why I had "old" food sitting in there when they did my last one before removing my band.

It is no fun, no fun at all! I certainly am praying that all goes well for you!

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

You take care lovey! I'll keep you in my thoughts.

MandaPanda said...

I never knew that about the band and the stomach. Hope all is well. ((HUGS))