Monday, July 7, 2014

New News-

Hello hello-

There is news on the band front.

I have been ill.  The menopause junk that I was dealing with 6 years ago is all back and being a pain in my backside.  After treating the excessive bleeding, getting through hot flashes and going into what I thought was a year of menopause  I have been told I was apparently not experiencing it.

Last Fall my normal cycle returned right about the time my 12 year old went into puberty.  Over the last year-ish stuff has returned to my pre-menopause normality until April when the excessive bleeding returned.  I called and my G.P. She called in a new prescription for birth control (the hormones helped last time).  This worked for a couple of months and then whammo it all came back.  now after at least a few months of this on again off again bleeding my iron is way low and I am sooo tired all of the time.  I have gone into a specialist who wants to redo most of the tests they did 6 years ago (including a biopsy--eek).  Wish me luck for tomorrow-Last time this was the most painful test I have ever experienced and I have had some doozies.

Meanwhile my band has been very tight.  I am not sure if this is a hormonal reaction (it always tightens up during my period).  It makes sense that a never ending period might mean a never ending tight band.  This tightness coupled with my super tiredness makes for an unhappy Tina.  I cannot seem to get enough good quality protein in which cannot be helping the low iron  problem.  Eventually I get so hungry that I look for anything to fill the void--and that usually means poor quality sliders in the late night…which then means upset tummy when I sleep.  In the morning my band is already irritated from this. and the cycle repeats itself over and over.

I decided that I should probably go in to see my lapband surgeon and gave him a call.  When I made the call today I was told that HE has left the practice!!!  They said they could not tell me where he had gone or even if he had left the university hospital where I had my surgery.  They said they would send word to my doctor and ask him if he would see me.  I had heard a few months ago through the grapevine that he had given up surgery.  This is OK because i want to consult with him about my current issues not have an op…I hope I can find him.

The last time I saw my lapband doc. he said that I would need a full work up before I came in for another fill.  I am thinking it would be wise to do this anyway.  In addition at 50 I am supposed to undergo my first colonoscopy (oh joy).  Have any of you had one of those post band?  I am rather worried about how I can possibly get through the cleaning out process necessary.  I figured it would be wise to see my surgeon about all of these things.

Other than the pile of poo I have written above life is fine.  The term ended and I am transitioning to just running the yarn store (Who knows if I will ever be able to say no to offers) but right now…just the one job is suiting me well.


Robin said...

No advice, but glad to "see" you again.

Rhonda said...

Really hoping you find him - these are all important issues you need to speak with him (or SOMEONE about).

Hope they get your hormones under control, my mama went through something similar a few years ago, and it was hell on her. :(

Lady Lap Band said...

Did you try linkedin to find your surgeon he might be on there? I’m so sorry you have not been feeling well! I hope you feel better soon!


Darlin1 said...

I will be 62 soon and have had 2 colonoscopies, 1 with the band....NO PROBLEM! My Endocrinologist
even suggested the band for her own daughter because she thought it was the best choice.