hi friends and fellow RnYers
I am 4 weeks post op. I’ve been doing relatively well (although I struggled with fever in the beginning). I’ve been losing weight as well.
I’ve been on a bit more solid food for the past 2 weeks. My food ranges from chicken to fish and shrimp – boiled egg – gem squash, gherkins, mash potatoes, asparagus in a can, bit of peanut butter, vegetable soup, bean soup, ham, cheese wedges. (I don’t think that gherkins are allowed, but i chew it really really fine, I crave it so much, it seems I am pregnant! NO, no chocolate craving, leave the chips, give me a gherkin!! perhaps I am lacking something?)
I try and eat slowly and chew chew, but sometimes I still struggle with it. A few times it also happened that I ate a bit just too much and then suffered the consequences. I had a terrible pain in my chest/tummy area and was laying down, even falling asleep, feeling quite horrible.
I really have to try and slow myself down some more.
For 2 days now I’ve been feeling a slight pressure in my tummy area, just below the boob area…
I used to suffer from stomach ulcers from time to time and it is a bit of a similar feeling.
I was ulcer free when I had my op, although 3 months previously my doctor did find there was some inflammation and I was on medication the whole time up until my operation (for 3 months then).
I received some Nexium to drink after my op, but I could only manage to drink it for a week. Then I HAD to stop all medications as it was making me very ill and extremely nauseous. Since stopping all meds my fever has gone away and I’ve been doing a lot better.
But now I am just worried about this weird little pain in my chest/tummy area. It also feels as if my bra is on too tight. Do you know the feeling?
I don’t know whether I should be worried or not.
* can it be an ulcer?
* can it be me who “broke” my intestines by going on more solid food too quickly? (I had it really mushy though, and it was only a few days earlier – I felt really ready)
* Can it be me who “broke” everything by those few times that I struggled and ate a bit too fast and too much and had to lie down?
* can it be the gherkins that are quite sour and strong?
* is it just me healing?
* or feeling the pain for the first time now that I am totally free of fever?
* or perhaps even me ovulating and now it feels weird?
Please I would love to get some feedback. I can’t just go back to my doctor for any little pain or so, I don’t feel comfortable to do that. Also, I don’t want to bother him unnecessary he is really busy.
Does anybody have some memories of something similar?
Must be how first time moms feel – so scared I am going to “break” the “baby”!
(ugh, but I also don’t want to kill myself in the end, you know?)