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My night [Jul. 27th, 2008|07:03 am]
Lanette
[Current Mood |crappycrappy]

First the good. Bought $6 sandals in copper gold! Bought $22 glitter high heels for wearing with my slut skirt just in case I feel up to going out (please God next weekend maybe? I need this?) Bought cozy socks for $2. Mailed out 2 prizes. 1 goes to thought1's family (new baby Constantine and Ptol so let me know when you get it) and the other to christabel because I miss her. Then I saw the movie Mamma Mia with my Mamma. That was very uplifting! I cuddled on the couch and watched Waking Ned Devine with Craig. We didn't enjoy it much. I found it dull (sorry). Just not my kind of movie I suppose, but the cuddle time was good and it did help make me sleepy.

Now the bad.
TO bed before 10pm. I awake at 12:32am in pain. Forced myself to pee, and go back to bed. Awoke at 3am in agonizing pain, took ambien. Woke at 5am in pain, forced myself to TRY to sleep. Finally at 6am gave up, came downstairs, took my medication an hour early and now I'm in less horrid pain. I have eaten ginger and a steady intake of ginger lemon herbal tea and so far no throwing up. If the nausea stays at this level I believe I could eat off the safe list and make it so long as the cymbalta helps significantly with the pain like Lyrica does. If it doesn't get the pain level to below 6 I'm going to discontinue it and ask for other options. My stomach makes noise all day and I should buy stock in ginger. Other stomach settling ideas?

Total Food Intake Yesterday

Yogurt Berry Parfait 220 calories 12gm
Cheeseburger 1/4 of it (threw it all up)
5 ginger slices 50 0
6 cups ginger lemon tea
1 huge diet coke
1/2 small popcorn no added butter 300 cals 2g
1 smoothie w berries and protien added 250 cals 30g
3 cups water

820 calories 44 gms All vitamins

Considering how sick I am, that's good, but still not good enough for calories and protein. Even if I go to all liquids, it's better than losing more or tossing up my medicine. That's truely awful because I can't just "take it again".
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[User Picture]From: enchant
2008-07-27 03:28 pm (UTC)
1. gingerale
2. milk (whole) works for me (warm or cold)
3. pepto bismol

I have to eat something before I take meds. Usually a banana, toast, or cereal. I didn't this morning , and nearly vomitted. I went and had a few handfuls of cherios and felt much better.

(hug)

I know it's hard, you are such a strong woman!
==Thompson
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[User Picture]From: missk
2008-07-27 04:17 pm (UTC)
One downside to milk is that it is NASTY to throw up, so if it isn't successful in it's calming effect, it's worse than some other choices.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-27 06:14 pm (UTC)
Maybe diet ginger ale. I can't do too much sugar without getting ill.
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[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2008-07-27 03:41 pm (UTC)
Mint tea is a classic one to settle the tummy. Even sucking on a peppermint candy can help.
I would also suggest some vegetable/chicken broth. Just sip it very very slowly.
Also I would suggest jello. Even though it doesn't have much in the way of calories it is a good place to start and it will keep you hydrated, which is really important right now.
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[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2008-07-27 03:41 pm (UTC)
Oh and saltines. How could I forget saltines. Just nibble slowly at a few.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-27 06:15 pm (UTC)
I'm so sad that I only have "lemonmint" and not REAL mint in my garden. I should ask the neighbors if they have any real mint. I LOVE making fresh mint tea. Maybe Craig will get me some from the store. It's a Moroccan favorite to make it with the fresh leaves from what I hear.
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[User Picture]From: christabel
2008-07-27 04:34 pm (UTC)
Junior mints. I realize this isn't a "healthy" food choice given that it's candy but the chocolate calms your nerves and the mint calms your tummy. Trust me. Coming from a girl with stomach issues since puberty these were my friend in high school and ginger ale. Other friends on the non-offensive list for me include apple sauce, instant mashed potatoes, bananas, dry cereal (almost any variety of cherrios), scrambled eggs and cream of wheat with berries.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-27 06:15 pm (UTC)
I have some granola that might be good and cream of wheat. Yogurt goes well usually and I have some of the high protien greek kind.
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[User Picture]From: christabel
2008-07-27 04:35 pm (UTC)
P.S. I was happy to hear your voice yesterday even if it was only for a little while. *HUG* I love you!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-27 06:16 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I love you too! Look out for an arrival on Tues-Thurs next week.
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[User Picture]From: anomalous_girl
2008-07-27 05:11 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I am so sorry!! The good stuff sounds good but the bad stuff sounds awful. I wish there was more than I could do for you.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-27 06:17 pm (UTC)
I hope it gets better. In good news, the nerve pain feels at least one tiny bit better, but throwing up hurt the healing of my stomach muscles SO bad, that's why I couldn't sleep. I hate my plastics doc for not caring for me until I'm fully healed.
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[User Picture]From: xantha
2008-07-27 07:19 pm (UTC)
I didn't like Waking Ned Devine either. :) Glad you got cuddle time!

diet ginger ale, diet lightly flavored seltzer -- at room temp. also, crystallized ginger (but maybe that's what you mean when you say you are eating ginger? I wasn't sure if you meant crystallized or fresh). greek yogurt, but it has that milk issue (sometimes it can make it worse). mint -- either lukewarm mint tea (I like moroccan mint) or even a tiny mint hard candy. Plain crackers, plain toast. Also broth-based soups (not creamy). Watered down juice (cranberry, apple) -- I usually do 50/50 water:juice, that way it's not too sugary but still helps. Bananas IF the smell doesn't trigger you.
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