Just how much have I lost?

Monday, June 28, 2010

What do you do for pain?

Isn't it amazing what causes pain and what doesn't? I had a pretzel stick and I thought I swallowed a cup of sand. I had three bites of a breakfast burrito around 9:30 felt like a small child was stuck inside my breast bone. But a small fries, or a bag of cheetos no problem there. So crazy.

These past few days I have been in Puerto Rico and it was hard to know how many calories or protein I was eating. I did a few salads, I brought some protein bars, and protein chips. Of course I couldn't have any shakes so i am sure I was under my 60 grams. I also managed to have a migrane while I was there and got sea sick so I was puking a tad. I thought man I am going to come home and be in the ones. Even my husband was like you are going to lose weight you really haven't beeneating much. So why do I come home and see the scale at 203 two pounds more than what I left! Is there weight gain caused from being in on an airplane? Very disapointing.

On the issue of taking pain medications. My doctor said you can only take tylenol from now on, which does nothing to help my headaches. Does anyone out there take anything else? Also I can still swallow a pill fine but I know everything said to chop it up and put it in applesauce or something. I did throw up after taking the tylenol once and I don't know if that had anything to do with me swallowing them or just because I was already sick.


  1. I still take advil and haven't had any issues. I always cut pills in half if they are bigger than the size of a pencil eraser.

    Sometimes fries get super stuck for me...but cheetos are always a slider. Not necessarily a good thing that the cheetos are a slider but good that I really don't eat many fries anymore!

  2. I mostly stick with Tylenol, but I've taken the odd Motrin or Advil with no problems. I think as long as it's not a frequent or constant thing, it's ok.

    And I never chop my pills. If they try to prescribe me horse pills of any kind, I ask for a liquid Rx.

  3. I pretty much take tylenol these days, although I did take aleve after my gallbladder surgery per the surgeon's orders (who also was my LB surgeon).

    I don't cut up any of my pills any more. Soon after my LB surgery I did, but now that I'm over 6 months out, I don't.

    My surgeon says to stay away from ibuprofen, so I do.