Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fill Update

Well I'm hanging in there with this fill. I am so on the edge! At first it was great...but within a week I caught a cold and my band tightened. I had acid reflux at night and could only get a little food and water down. I was determined to see if when the cold left I could go back to that good green zone. Two weeks later the cold is gone and The tightness is better ..........but I still live on the edge. I sleep with blocks under the head of the bed ( for acid reflux) it helps but not completely. I do sleep well. I have to be very careful with what I eat it's not too acidic.......and of course follow the chew /chew rule to the max. I have also resorted to Mylanta 2 or 3 times before bed, with little relief. I always have just a slight feeling of acid, around my band area. Strangely enough water is a bigger acid instigator than food. I have lost about 8 or 9 pounds over the past month ...which is awesome after not losing for sooo long. I feel like I'm on a tightrope...not bad not good!

I am a little worried about driving to Prescott, Arizona this weekend with my mother...altitude, desert, No blocks under my bed etc... But it will be sooo fun. My mom has a friend who just built a beautiful house on a golf course and I have a friend, from volunteering with the band boosters, who bought a horse ranch in Skull Valley. So I will have a little bonding time with my mother and our friends. It's a 6 hr drive ...not too bad!

Thanks for listening!


Jacquie said...

You know how I feel about reflux! I hope you get past this quickly because reflux is not good in any way shape or form!

Have a wonderful time with your mama and have fun with your friends.

Amanda Kiska said...

I'd try Previcid. I've had acid reflux issues too. Once I was able to take Previcid and get it under control and once I had to have an unfill.

Amanda Kiska said...

My acid reflux is always worse if I've only had water. My very unscientific theory is that the food gives the acid something to do.

Kajun Gumbo (Dee) said...

i have been battling reflux for 6 mos, through several thing that helps at night for me is zantac about an hour before bed.