Good afternoon beautiful people!! I wanted to touch base about my tests I had a few weeks back. As I had previously blogged in previous posts…I am having issues with Acid Reflux and I had to have a colonscopy because cancer runs in my family. Anyway I had Endoscopy and then I had a colonscopy that the doctor was unable to complete because I was full of shit. Now here the thing…. They were trying to schedule another colonscopy. The insurance wouldn’t approve that. So here comes the doctor letting me know they had scheduled a X-Ray.
Now Lets stop right there and let’s think about this for a dang minute. The procedures was anything but a normal X-Ray. You know I thought I would go in there after refraining from eating and drinking only fluids except for any juice that was the color red and purple and just lay on the table and they would x-ray my lower body parts. Man was my butt wrong!!!
Let me explain what a Barium Enema is …. first it is an x-ray examination of the colon. This examination evaluates every part of the colon and the rectum. The appendix and a portion of the distal small intestine may also be included. Second they made me lay on the examination table and an starter x-ray is taken to ensure the bowel is clear of any fecus. Then the radiologist and her partner insert a small balloon tube into a part of my bottom that I only used to release waste from. Oh my goodness….. the radiologist was saying “relax and breath you are tightening up.” I told her in my high pitch squeaky voice….. “don’t nothing usually enter that place…. what do you expect.” The Muscle was protecting me really well… she finally got it position after I said every cuss words in the book and begin to fill my colon with a mixture of barium and water. Air was also injected through the tube to help the barium thoroughly coat the lining of the colon. Next, a series of x-ray images is taken while I was moved around into all kinds of positions. Man. When they finally got finished and I got to go to the restroom… It was a on. One thing I learned was when I have my next examination for colon next time I will make sure that I do the colonscopy … That Barium Enema was awful.
Nevertheless everything came back clear. The endoscopy didn’t see anything that could be causing the Acid reflux and the Barium Anema was also clear. I don’t have to have another one for five years. Wooo… Wiping my forehead. That’s was something else. I hope that wasn’t to much information folks. Lmbo… If you learned anything from my experience always choose the colonscopy. What’s a little IV and needle compared to being ballooned from one of your most private area.
Side note: Please let the radiologist know you have had weight loss surgery because they was having trouble seeing all of my colon. Until I reminded them that I had weight loss surgery.
Good afternoon beautiful people! I just wanted to blog about trying to lose weight and being at a standstill for a long period. I really want to drop about 30 pounds and it seems that I am fighting like heck just to lose 5 pounds. Now let’s be real. Consistently is a must. I must be consistent and exercise on a regular basis. I must be consistent about eating healthy food. I must be consistent and get my water intake in. There are so many more things I got to do better about. I am very alert and aware of my weight which causes me and my scale to have this love and hate relationship. I am constantly stepping on him just to see what he say. (Yes my scale is a he.) Because only a man can give you various information that’s bad majority of the time. Lol
I personally know that I am always looking in the mirror and I see every imperfections and every flaw on my body. Every woman does this no matter how pretty she is. There will always be an area that you wants fixed. For me it is my weight. I want to lose more pounds because I am so scared of going back to fat Tracy. I sometimes look in the mirror and all I can see is that 340 pound woman. That vision scares the living hell out of me. I used this as a guide to ensure that I don’t get back there.
Nevertheless I always start planning my next day the day before. I have everything all planned out in my head and never doALL the things I have planned to do and usually it is the stuff that deals with eating and exercise. If I did everything that I planned in my head I would weigh around 140 pounds. I just got to get more consistent period. I know if I could lose a few pounds each week this would motivate me to be more consistent. But I am just like most people I want thing to be easy and that not the case. Even though I had the gastric bypass surgery it is still hard to keep this weight off and keep losing. Then here is the kicker when I finally meet my goals…I will start complaining about something else. However that is not the point right now. The point right now is being consistent as I keep saying in this post.
Another thing that bother me is when I go out to eat with family members. I rarely eat more than 1/4 of my food. However that don’t stop those vultures from watching and waiting for me to finish so they can swallow the rest of my food whole. I don’t know why I let this upsets me but it does and it causes me to overeat because I know they are going to eat my leftovers. I am working on this really hard because this type of gluttony can cause overeating which stretch Shelly the belly. Help me LORD, because this should be my last worry. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I fight this battle that is continuous and never-ending.
I do got news to post about my tests I had this week and a couple of weeks ago. I will post a blog about my results from the supposedly X-ray of my colon. Please note I say supposedly….until later guys and gals!
Good morning beautiful people! I know I have fell off on my blogging but I am going through a really rough time right now mentally. I am just taking it one day at a time and anything extra just takes a lot out of me.. However even though I am struggling mentally. My weight always stays at the forefront of my mind. I refuse to let this mental stuff make me gain weight. I am focusing on my weight more than anything and I am trying to maintain and make sure I am keeping those pounds away. I am still walking and I am in the process of adding more miles.
Now I could never really air what is going on in my personal life but it really life changing and it is causing problems big time. I just stay prayed up and try to keep GOD first however it is still hard. I think we all have our lows and highs that we all struggle with everyday. I just feel that at this time my mental bags are extra heavy. Those suckers are really dragging me down and putting a damper on my spirits.
Now that is enough about my mental struggles and lets talk ABOUT my results from the Endoscopy and colonoscopy. The endoscopy came out great and they did not find anything wrong however I am still fighting acid reflux and I am taking 3 medications for it. Also my colonoscopy was failed…after going to the bathroom over 100 times in a 8 hour period. I was informed that I was still full of shit and he could not complete the procedure, however he did get one poly out and it was tested and was negative. But because they did find one poly I was schedule for a colon X-ray this upcoming week. Now that a sucker. I drunk 2 full bottles of that nasty junk and was still full of shit. Now I got to do a barium enema x-ray. I hate doing these sucker. However maybe I will lose about 5 pounds. Heck a girl can hope and dream right!!
Good evening beautiful people. As you all know I am currently having major issues with my Acid Re-flux. I am currently taking three medications Famotidine 40 mg, Ranitidine 300 mg, Pantoprazole 40 mg. One in the morning and two at night. I am scheduled for a endoscopy and colonoscopy tomorrow and the preparation is something else.
Man first let me say this…I am hungry , I mean really hungry as I drink this apple juice. Every commercials on TV is showing restaurant ads and they looks so dang good. I caught myself licking my flat screen TV when they showed a Kristy Kreme commercial featuring their new pumpkin spice glaze donuts. Then they had the nerve to only offer those bad boys for one day. I know, I know I don’t suppose to be eating those bad boys anyway. But when you are hungry you will imagine yourself eating any and everything and I am starving. As soon as I finish this blog post I am going to bed so I can dream of chicken wings covered in all kinds of sauce.
The preparation for a colonoscopy is awfulllllll. Let me say that one more time it is dreadful, disgusting, atrocious, ghastly, unpleasant and I could go on with other words that mean the same thing as awful. But it will all mean the same…… the preparation for the procedure is something else. Because I have had the gastric bypass I could not do the usual prep and the doctor recommended that I buy two to three bottle of magnesium citrate, and drink those starting at 12:00 today. I went to the local Dollar General store and purchase 3 bottles and started drinking the first one. To say I want to throw up is a understatement. That crap is disgusting. I was burping and gagging all at the same time. It was so bad that my supervisor told me to go home. She was scared I was going to have a accident in the office. The doctor recommended that I try and drink one every hour until I was done. Man it took me two hours to get that crap down. The second one was faster however but the burping was out of the world. I could have burp a song I was burping so much. I also purchase several bottle of clear liquid to drink such as apple juice, white grape juice and for whatever reason I though I could eat apple sauce. I was wrong and the paperwork confirmed that. The doctor also said that it was important that I not consume anything red or purple because it could look like blood in my intestines when they doing the procedure so V8’s was out of the question which would have made me full.
Fast forward to now. (Warning this could be a TMI moment) I went to sleep because I was wanting to eat so badly and woke up to Shelly the Belly and my colon contracting, grunting and moaning like crazy. I stayed in the bathroom for about 30 minutes emptying my colon and I am still going. This is crazy, how can one person have this much crap. If I have to go one more time I will scream. I know I have flushed away at least 3 pounds.
Nevertheless I am scared, nervous and afraid because I want to know what is causing the excessive acid re-flux and I am nervous about the colonoscopy because of the history of cancer in my family. I got to quit googling my acid re-flux problems for gastric bypass patients because they give so many different reasons that this could be happening and my mind be in over drive worrying about it. However GOD got me and he always keeps me in the palm of his hands. I just can’t let my insecurity slide in. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers ladies and gents that the results will be good.