Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Diagnoses - feeling better

Thank you for all of the well wishes and thoughtful comments yesterday. I feel much better this morning, thank God! Yesterday after school I was still in a lot of pain. I did go WI for WW, but left immediately. At the encouragement of everyone I know, I went to the ER. I'm glad I did. I had MULTIPLE problems going on, but thankfully my gallbladder was not one of them. The main problem was stomach inflammation. The CT-Scan told the doctor that my stomach was indeed swollen and irritated. Not really sure of the cause, though. I haven't really been eating out of the ordinary. They gave me something called a GI cocktail to soothe and coat my stomach, and the pain has gone from a (10) to a (4).

While they were doing an ultrasound on my gallbladder, they found that I have a large cyst on my left ovary - about the size of a tennis ball. I had a cyst on my right ovary a couple of years ago that gave me a cancer scare, so I'm definitely going to follow up with my OB-GYN ASAP. The doctor said that could also be causing some of the pain. And last but not least, I have the beginnings of a UTI. Great, right? So, I got home last night, popped some pills, and slept like a baby.

I had called in to work last night, but decided this morning that I felt well enough to go in. I feel much better - not 100% - but not sick enough to lay in bed all day. I do a lot of sitting at my school job, so I think I'll be fine. When I got up this morning, I could tell the swelling in my stomach had gone down considerable, and when I stepped on the scale I was already back at 299.8 (Yay!).

Yesterday when I weighed in at WW I was down -5.4 lbs since last WI on 3/10. My official WW weight is 303.4, which is exactly 2 lbs more than I weighed yesterday morning. That's usually how it goes, though. I weigh on Tuesday mornings as soon as I get up, after I've gone to the bathroom and before I get dressed because I think that is a more accurate weight. Then on Tuesday evenings at WW I am always 1.5 - 2 lbs more, so I don't really count my WI's for WW. So last night, I officially earned my 25 lb. prize, but the leader wouldn't give it to me because I still have not reached my 10% (33 lbs). So, to reach 10% I have 3.4 lbs to lose for WW, and then I'm supposed to get a key chain (for 10%) and a charm (for 25 lbs). I figure I can get it by next week or week after if I keep doing what I'm doing and sticking to plan.

Okay, so I'm off to work on homework...