Julie's Journey

Friday, March 11, 2011


Well, the pain I mentioned in my last post (that I thought was from exercise) has gotten MUCH worse. Now it seems that eating is causing it. Up to 6 hours after I eat, especially if I get stuck (which is happening a lot, my restriction seems to be even more than when I had my band) I start getting this pain. It runs across my left shoulder blade and all the way down my left arm to my fingers. Then for a little added "fun" it also hurts down the left side of my neck!!!

This pain is excruciating. All I can do is take something for the pain and go in and lay down. I just lay there and whimper like an injured dog.

I just don't know what is causing this pain. I don't know if it's pain from the surgery, or the gastroparesis causing it. It does seem to be worse after I eat, so it's possible that this is all being caused by an over filled stomach.

I have not been to the doctor for this yet, since I know what they will say. "It could be caused by the surgery, and you have to give your stomach time to heal still" I am going to make an appointment with my PCP soon, since the surgeon told me to go to her in about a month for a blood test to make sure I still don't have any sort of infection.

I'm just tired of being miserable...


Blogger Michelle said...

Hi Julie, I have been reading your posts, and I am a nurse, but I really think that you should see a different physician. Your symptoms sound somewhat severe and if your doctor isn't going to do anything, then it would be my best advice to find a different doctor and one that is willing to help you. I hope you feel better!

March 11, 2011 at 6:31 AM  
Blogger Gen said...

Julie, I agree with Michelle. This doesn't seem right. I hope you are feeling better by now.

March 22, 2011 at 2:26 PM  

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