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Jul 30, 2016 10:12 AM

I'm whining a little as I feel real puny this morning 😷 I had a really rough parkinsonism night last night. But the real issue is, I've been dealing with bouts of nausea over the past 3-4 weeks, which hit out of nowhere. Having never been bothered by nausea except when I've had stomach bugs or the flu, I finally called my GI surgeon. Apparently nausea is one of the side effects to the fundoplication surgery and that's why he has a standing available Rx for me at all times. πŸ˜› Considering how badly I hate nausea & vomiting, I wish they had told me this was going to develop and become part of my life as time goes by. I didn't have any nausea for almost 6 weeks postop. I should have known feeling so good was too good to be true! I may have said no to the surgery, taking my chances with the barretts esophagus and GERD. But no, I couldn't have done that because the hiatal hernia was causing too much pain and affecting all the above, not to mention worsening my IBS-C by way of partial blockages now and then. Grrr! 😫 So I can only hope and pray this nausea will not worsen. πŸ™ Took my med rx & slowly sipping ginger ale.

Now another symptom I've between having the past 2 weeks it's my blood sugar dropping suddenly. Maybe it's because I've had so many doc appts to get surgery clearance that I haven't been home to eat 5 small meals each day. It's happened at least 2-3x both weeks, and I'd have to rush to anywhere I could get something to eat quickly between my appts. 😰 On Wednesday I called my hubby and asked him to bring some cheese crackers, w/ peanut butter, when he met me at the doc appt. I felt my blood sugar dropping while I was driving... Dangerous I know! 😬 I sat in the car and ate 4 of the crackers then went in to my appt (the one they misscheduled). I saved the other 2 crackers planning to take them out when I got back home. Good thing I didn't! After my appt on Thursday I had to go to the cell phone store because my phone was overheating. Needless to say I again got the all over quivery shakes, light headed & weak feelings. The clerk was just coming back with my new phone as I was popping a cracker in my mouth. I told her what was happening, and she offered to go across the street and buy me a meal. After eating the second cracker I began to feel better. I thanked her for her generous offer again as I left the store and went straight home to eat a small lunch. 🍝 Then yesterday among multiple appts & errands it began to happen again. I mentioned it to my PCP and they're running some type of blood sugar test. She said it won't affect my surgery but also said I definitely needed to keep crackers in my purse. πŸ§€ Wow!! I haven't had hypoglycemia since I was pregnant in the mid eighties. I hope the Pcp is right about my surgery. I don't want to even mention it to the surgeon. But what if it's important to; should I let him know?? I do not want the surgery delayed!!! Can they give me glucose in the UV fluids to help prevent it? I get nothing after midnight Sunday, and I might be a late afternoon surgery. Ugh!!!! I hate all this additional stress! Why is it that we can't get something taken care of without another additional issue(s) being added to our medical problems? This just gets so old... Really! 😩

Thanks for listening! And if you have suggestions or support, much appreciated! I don't think so clear when I feel so yuk! Hugs love & prayers everyone has a tolerable if not better day!
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Jul 30, 2016 12:21 PM

Flappys wow. You've been on a coaster thr last few months. I'm sorry you been. Tossed about so much. As for the hypoglycemia I know all.abiut that.i be dealt with this for years. Tour doing thr right thing. I buy small packs of crackers just to keep in my purse or thr car. It can really be annoying but you can get a hanke on it. Also protien shakes are good .

Jul 30, 2016 1:59 PM

Ginger thins orπŸͺ crackers little and often always helped me with nausia...🐴 but the best anti-nausia medication for me is cannabis. 🐫I really notice the nausia creeping in when i reduce my cannabis intake.πŸ€— Good luck sweetpea...i hope u feel a little better soon πŸ˜™

Jul 30, 2016 2:04 PM

Flappy's, ugh, so sorry you are having such tummy trouble on top of the rest of the stress.
I just wondered if you take meds specifically for GERD & Barrett's?
I take several meds that have effect on stomach, if I did not, the acid bubbling would make life miserable in the extreme. Having insurance deny Dexilant for 6 weeks was so awful. They have waaaay too much power over my coping medicines. Maybe you could try fresh ginger tea? Sometimes at night I get up & make myself a glass of soda water. For a change I will drink sparkling soda with lime or ginger intermittently with plain water. By far I count on my prescription meds to control the pain & nausea. I know you probably need more help than than this, but if anything can

Jul 30, 2016 2:06 PM

App would not let me finish my post! Hope this helps you in some small way.πŸ’•

Jul 30, 2016 6:00 PM

Flappy take a few large steps to the side. It seems like you are stuck under a sh!t cloud. It is time for a well deserved break. Push that cloud away already.

Jul 30, 2016 7:07 PM

I don't have any advice to give you because I don't know what you are going through but I just wanted to say I am thinking of you and hoping things get better for you!.πŸ˜‰

Jul 30, 2016 10:36 PM

Thank you all! Oops, parkinsonism I do not have... See even the app isn't working with me today! Lol. Parkinsonism = painsomnia

I feel better than I did this morning, or at least I did until a vein blew in my wrist. (See other post for pix). I'm thinking there's a connection to eating something too sweet, like cereal and the nausea. I threw the cereal out, took my nausea med and rested. After lunch I was feeling much better, just tired. Right at super is when the vein blew (hematoma & superficial phlebitis). Now the whole hand is stinging & burning. Afraid it's going to be another painsomnia night.

Newfibrogirl, it had been like a roller coaster, but I'm not on it alone. Many of us are riding the thing. Someone find the brakes!! I'm adding protein powder to my fruit smoothies, which is just yogurt & pure fruit without added sugar. And I have the Atkins protein shakes, and sweet & daily protein bars or almonds (love them!). I plan to keep something in my purse from here on, and tell my doc's.


Lulabels's, thanks for all the suggestions. I'd get arrested for cannabis here. But I will try other suggestions.

Silvery, I haven't needed anything for the GERD since my surgery in May. And basically the key to protecting the barretts from turning to cancer is to reduce the acid levels, which the doc said mine was off the charts! He said I'll need the nausea med more because that is a drawback from the surgery, and if i throw up I could undo all the surgery. So I'll be taking the zofran as needed.

LMB, is that what's been training down on me! Lol 😁 Thanks for the laugh!!

Thank you Anna. Positivity is much appreciated at the moment, seeing I'm in short supply myself. And that's not normal for me.

Hugs love & prayers for all!! πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΈ

Jul 30, 2016 10:36 PM

Thank you all! Oops, parkinsonism I do not have... See even the app isn't working with me today! Lol. Parkinsonism = painsomnia

I feel better than I did this morning, or at least I did until a vein blew in my wrist. (See other post for pix). I'm thinking there's a connection to eating something too sweet, like cereal and the nausea. I threw the cereal out, took my nausea med and rested. After lunch I was feeling much better, just tired. Right at super is when the vein blew (hematoma & superficial phlebitis). Now the whole hand is stinging & burning. Afraid it's going to be another painsomnia night.

Newfibrogirl, it had been like a roller coaster, but I'm not on it alone. Many of us are riding the thing. Someone find the brakes!! I'm adding protein powder to my fruit smoothies, which is just yogurt & pure fruit without added sugar. And I have the Atkins protein shakes, and sweet & daily protein bars or almonds (love them!). I plan to keep something in my purse from here on, and tell my doc's.


Lulabels's, thanks for all the suggestions. I'd get arrested for cannabis here. But I will try other suggestions.

Silvery, I haven't needed anything for the GERD since my surgery in May. And basically the key to protecting the barretts from turning to cancer is to reduce the acid levels, which the doc said mine was off the charts! He said I'll need the nausea med more because that is a drawback from the surgery, and if i throw up I could undo all the surgery. So I'll be taking the zofran as needed.

LMB, is that what's been training down on me! Lol 😁 Thanks for the laugh!!

Thank you Anna. Positivity is much appreciated at the moment, seeing I'm in short supply myself. And that's not normal for me.

Jul 30, 2016 10:36 PM

Thank you all! Oops, parkinsonism I do not have... See even the app isn't working with me today! Lol. Parkinsonism = painsomnia

I feel better than I did this morning, or at least I did until a vein blew in my wrist. (See other post for pix). I'm thinking there's a connection to eating something too sweet, like cereal and the nausea. I threw the cereal out, took my nausea med and rested. After lunch I was feeling much better, just tired. Right at super is when the vein blew (hematoma & superficial phlebitis). Now the whole hand is stinging & burning. Afraid it's going to be another painsomnia night.

Newfibrogirl, it had been like a roller coaster, but I'm not on it alone. Many of us are riding the thing. Someone find the brakes!! I'm adding protein powder to my fruit smoothies, which is just yogurt & pure fruit without added sugar. And I have the Atkins protein shakes, and sweet & daily protein bars or almonds (love them!). I plan to keep something in my purse from here on, and tell my doc's.


Lulabels's, thanks for all the suggestions. I'd get arrested for cannabis here. But I will try other suggestions.

Silvery, I haven't needed anything for the GERD since my surgery in May. And basically the key to protecting the barretts from turning to cancer is to reduce the acid levels, which the doc said mine was off the charts! He said I'll need the nausea med more because that is a drawback from the surgery, and if i throw up I could undo all the surgery. So I'll be taking the zofran as needed.

LMB, is that what's been training down on me! Lol 😁 Thanks for the laugh!!

Thank you Anna. Positivity is much appreciated at the moment, seeing I'm in short supply myself. And that's not normal for me.

Hugs love & prayers for all!! πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΈ

Jul 31, 2016 2:10 AM

Once twice...threee times a lady! ⚘⚘⚘the app seems to be on roids again 🐎... love to u Flappers...hope u r ok sweetie🌷

Jul 31, 2016 10:02 AM

Try a really warm compress to help the phlebitis heal faster. Also I think it just feels better with moist heat on it. If you need anything at all please call me you have my number :)

Jul 31, 2016 11:07 AM

Flappsy, I'm sorry you're dealing with so much additional stress. When you go for surgery the anesthesiologist is accustomed to making sure that your vitals and everything are stable. You're definitely going to be slightly dehydrated and your sugar will drop when you go into surgery from not eating. Yes, they can run glucose in the IV and they run other meds as well to prevent nausea and also something to make you not remember the events of surgery. I'm horrified of vomiting. I get nauseated and my anxiety level spikes through the roof because I don't want to throw up. I'm feeling for you, I know how hard it is to try to prepare for surgery and have other issues occur because of it. You know that God will see you through and you have all of us here in your pain family to pray for you and hold your hand to help you through. Sending you lots of love, gentle hugs and prayers that all goes smoothly for you before, during and after surgery my dear friend. {{{Hugs}}}πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»πŸ˜Š

Aug 02, 2016 4:50 PM

I have no idea how it did that...3x, wow...lol! My hand is healing quickly with warm compresses. And I'm almost positive, having been on such reduced sugar intake, sweets are triggering the nausea. I've also identified milk intolerance and possibly wheat; belly bloat + pain + sluggishness. Yucky feeling!

My hubby's phone acted up Saturday night and he missed a call from the nursing home. His mom fell trying to get up during the night. He took her to the ER Sunday morning and she's going to be ok, but her eyes is black & blue with carpet burn to boot! Poor mama! Doc says he will recheck her eye later in the month.

I've also been offline dealing with my own phone issues. Ended up having to upgrade my phone and had no idea how to use all the new stuff in it. My daughter finally came over to change stuff. Lol she kept getting messages to confirm receipt of read texts or emails or something. Told you I don't understand it. Oh where are the simple phones??? Lol πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΈ

Aug 02, 2016 6:36 PM

LOL!!! You'll get used to it Flappsy.πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»πŸ˜Š

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