Good beautiful people! Recently I started to noticed that my feet and hands were swelling and I was retaining a lot of fluid. I also noticed that even though I was walking I was still gaining weight. It wasn’t a lot but it was slowly inches toward a weight that gave me the hivvies jevvies. SO I amped up my exercise regime and I started walking. I am averaging around 2 to 3 miles about 3 days a week. I even started using that funky sweat suit that they sell at Wal-Mart that makes you sweat more. Shoot I walking and draining sweat everywhere trying to stop those pounds when the whole time it was fluid. Now here is the kicker I knew my feet had swollen up but never in a million year did I think my thighs had. But sure enough they had extra fluid also. Because my pants were tighter in the thighs but now they are loose again. I did call my doctor about getting something for swelling but it was never called in. So when I had my next 3 month checkup I let it slip my mind the last time I saw him because I was concerned about my acid reflux. Well fast forward to now both feet was extremely swollen with fluid and I know I am retaining fluid. To make a long story short I saw my doctor Wednesday and he did give me a prescription for lanix. My blood pressure was 175/ 115 and this was causing concerns for the doctor. He order blood work and EKG and is referring me to a cardiologist. Well to break it all down…I started the fluid pills Thursday morning and fast forward to today and I have dropped 13 pounds. My feet are sliding in my shoes and my clothes are lose all over. Evidently I was retaining fluid all over. I have been feeling bad for a good minute but I just blamed everything on my Acid reflux. Now I know different. Nevertheless I do have to admit one thing. I have never really did well with my water intake as I have previously posted about. I knew I could get more in and this could be the cause, so it is my own fault. As weight loss patients we got to follow the doctor orders to ensure that we remain healthy.
My primary doctor had me to also start keeping a record of my blood pressure. He did a EKG and took blood work and is referring me to the heart doctor. I am required to check my blood pressure every morning and every night before I go to sleep and drop the log off once a week at the doctor office.
Even though I have had the weight loss surgery you can still have medical problems with blood pressure, acid reflux, fluid retention and other things. Do not for one minute believe that this surgery prevents other things from happening because this is not true. The weight loss surgery is just a tool to help you get the weight down and under control and the rest is up to you. I will follow up with my visit to the cardiology.
Peace, Love and Happiness!
Blessing from Tracy