Thursday, October 25, 2012

So much to tell you!

I have so much to catch up on!

First, my stomach. I've been on domperidone (a motility enhancer) for about a week. It does help. When I take it, I don't get stomachaches from eating. Win.

Second, my hormones. I've finished my first period after starting progesterone supplements, and I'm happy to say it significantly lightened my period. It's still nowhere near where I need it to be, but it's better. That should tell you how absolutely awful they are. I also don't think I went crazypants PMS this month either. Win!

Third, my band. My doc finally hired a nurse practitioner for fills and I love her. In her many years of experience with band patients, she told me she's only seen one other person present with gastroparesis post-banding, meaning that it is highly unlikely that the band is causing it. The awesome news is... I have a fill! I'm back up to 1.5ccs, which is historically a really really good spot for me. Most importantly, she gave me hope again. Hope that there is a way for me to make this happen. It was like a huge weight lifted just knowing I have a working tool again.

Last... we have an official closing date on our house!!! January 29th!!! It is way sooner than I was hoping. Now I really have to start packing. Yikes. Here's a pic from last week. Since then they've poured the driveway, finished the shingles on the roof, and installed the windows and exterior doors. So freaking excited!!!

12 comments:

Shannon said...

glad that the everything is looking up. thats exciting that you'll be moving soon!

Tina @ The Bandit Girl said...

wow, what a good news post! I can't believe your health issues are working out so well...Yay for you!!!! Your house looks awesome....time to move it, move it, move it! (ala Madagascar)

jennxaz said...

yeah for a fill!!!!

Cheri said...

All good news! So happy for you!

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

OMG - how fun about the house??? WHOOP!

MandaPanda said...

I love to hear some positivity coming from your posts! Things are definitely looking up!

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

Great news all around!

MB said...

Yea on the house, the meds, and the band fill!

speck said...

Hormones suck. Yes they do. Menopause is worse. lol JK

Hope....I'm happy you feel that again. :)

I have a feeling this fill is going to be just want you needed.

The house looks great. How exciting.

Sandra

Sam said...

Everything looks to be going well. Congrats on getting your fill.

The Dandy Bandy said...

Woot woot! So glad to see so much good news! I'm super jelly of the house btw... ;)

adorkbl said...

Awesome news all around!! WOOT!