Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Something Isn't Right

J gifted me this morning and I don't even have the energy to open the gifts.  Yes, I'm that tired.

I still need to go bake something that is going to make me sick.  Think today I'll make oatmeal cookies.  I never got around to making them last week.  No, I'm still gnawing on the bread from last week.  Amazingly enough it stayed fresh.

I'm sick.  My asthma is getting worse because of the GERD.  Oh and its either my GERD or I do indeed have Celiac or heaven help me my liver is getting cranky.  Why you wonder?  Well the evidence was in my toilet today.  The bile production isn't normal.  Yellow is not normal.  I shouldn't be having this much trouble with constipation either.  Its odd but bread used to have the opposite effect on me, not any more.  Oh and I gained 1.4 pounds over night.  I look huge.  I'm not kidding you when I say I went up another pant size over night with the swelling.  Everything is swollen on me, not just my face now.  Two clothing sizes since I started this experiment and only 1.4 pounds gained is just crazy.

I gave up on the peppermint tea after just two cups of it.  It was making my GERD worse.  Its been days since I had the last cup of it too.  Tums and Gas-x are still my bosom buddies.  No more than 2 Tums a day as I don't want to mess with the blood results nor give myself hypoparathyroidism from too much calcium being free in my blood stream.  I've had it before from the cortisone shots and its not fun at all.

There won't be a special dinner served at my house tonight.  Last night I had a few pieces of California roll and one egg roll.  I had some pie yesterday (it had a flour crust so oh what the heck its gluten), and some unsalted nuts.  Not sure how I could have gained 1.4 pounds from that but I did.

The 23rd can't get here quick enough.  I want to go back to my gluten free eating.  My stomach can't handle much more of this. 10 days until I beg my RE doctor to do some testing on me.  I might just make an appointment with my PCM in the meantime to get a referral to the gastroenterologist at Madigan.  Its been almost two years since I last saw one.  But I can almost bet it will take two weeks to get the PCM appointment and another 2-4 weeks to get to see the gastro doc.  I might as well wait and hope the RE doc will agree to the testing.

All I know is that something isn't right.  I'm sick and its not the flu.  Since I'm not on vitamins I think J and I have agreed to fore-go trying naturally.  I can't handle another positive hpt only to lose it a day later.  I need more time.  I need to be on folic acid for peace of mind too before we try again and right now I have to abstain from vitamins and mineral supplements to get an accurate blood count.


16 comments:

  1. Ugh I really hate to hear that you are going through all of this suffering. Hopefully you will get results back for Celiac and never have to eat that stuff again.

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  2. I def think you should try to get in to see the GI doctor in the meantime if you are feeling so horrible :( Feel better girl xo

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    1. I talked to J and he thinks the same. So tomorrow I'll be calling to try to get an appointment for sometime later this month or early March.

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  3. I hope you don't get any worse! And hopefully the appointment will come soon and your doctor can see what that kind of diet does to your body!

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    1. My PCM is usually pretty decent its just getting in to see him that can be difficult.

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  4. Sorry to hear that you are going through such a rough time with the food.

    I hear ya on the GERD. I am glad you stopped the peppermint -- it defintely makes reflux a lot worse which is why I almost never eat mint or peppermint chewing gum etc. Try chamomile tea imstead.

    BTW --- I bought Apple Cider Vinegar today, apparantly is supposed to stop heartburn. Something about heartburn being caused by lack of acid and not too much. We shall see.

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    1. Since I love to cook I actually have apple cider vinegar on hand and I have the chamomile tea too. I have at least 20 varieties of tea in my cupboard.

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  5. I'm so sorry Rebecca. I wish you weren't going through so much. I really hope that after all this you get some really useful information after all of this. *big hugs*

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    1. I do too and I'll let you know what they tell me. I'm going armed with the information that I have and what I'm currently presenting for symptoms.

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  6. I'm so sorry you feel so bad. I hope you get relief soon hon.

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  7. Really sorry to hear you are not well. You are probably emotionally burned out too - I know I was after my failed IVF in Jan. Try and take it really easy and nurture yourself. HOpe you get to see a doc soon

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    1. Thanks. I'm going to give Tricare a call tomorrow and hope that I can get in here soon.

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  8. Did my whole post get swallowed? or dropped in for moderation?

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    1. Moderation. I ditched the word verification part.

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