Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Ups and Downs and Downs and Ups
We had a great time in Massachusetts visiting my brother and his family. We went and saw the change of the leaves (amazing how that happens up there) in New Hampshire and Maine and saw the ocean harbor in Newport, RI. It was too windy to take a harbor tour so instead we went shopping. Got some great fudge and some souveniors to bring hom. In New Hampshire we went to Keepsake Quilting, a great quilt shop, in an area that is beautiful with a lake that has a name I can't pronounce (Lake Winne?????). We went to a Shaker village and got lunch, the chicken and dumplings were awesome. Checked out the museum/shop and was amazed at the workmanship of the items they made. Then we went to Kennebunkport, Maine and found Mabel's Lobster Claw where I ate an entire lobster (just the meat, really) and shared a piece of peanut butter ice cream pie with chocolate sauce on it (four of us shared it so by doing that we scared away the calories :)). Had a wonderful time. Had no problem with eating. Stopped when I could tell I was full. THEN....I came back to work on Monday. I'm not sure if the stress of work and pace is so fast but I ate lunch (soup and cornbread from home) and I guess I did not chew well enough but it did not stay down. Monday night I stuck to small stuff and some cereal well soaked in milk and everything was fine. Then again on Tuesday at lunch, I ate a few bites of fish and squash and realized that it was not going to stay down. I was right. Tried to drink a smoothie and it didn't work too well. Drank a Starbuck's Vanilla Frappacino very slowly and it seemed to be okay although my chest was hurting some. Tried some jello and that was the end. It all came up. I managed to keep my medication down before going to bed. I'm taking it slow today and thinking that the esophagus is very irritated by all of this up and down activity and so I'm going to try small amounts of liquids today. Luckily I'm off work and plan to sew and quilt today so that is possible. Hopefully I don't have to go back and have some saline taken out. It is definitely interesting the issues that having this lapband can bring. I'll just deal with them in the quest for the land of the lost weight. God bless your day today.