Turns out all the "stuck" episodes I have had over the last few days is not from not taking small enough bites and not chewing well enough. I woke this morning around 3 because the battery in the smoke alarm was dying and the alarm kept saying "low battery". Yes it talks, it's creepy. So i got up to change that and took some water and I got stuck again!! This was the 4th time I had gotten stuck on fluids in the last 3 days. It was so bad I couldn't get back to sleep. So I called in sick to work because I had a nasty headache on top of being exhausted. I tried a protein shake this morning and got 1/4 cup down and the lump in my chest would not clear. It is a horrible feeling.
I called the doctor's today and told them what was going on and that I thought I needed some fluid removed and they got me in immediately. She took out .3 cc's. So I now have 6.45 cc's in my 10 cc band. INSTANT RELIEF!!! I drank some water and it didn't feel like I swallowed a rock. So the doctor and I are thinking that somewhere between last weeks fill of .5 cc's and today's unfill of .3 cc's is my happy place. It would be nice to find that "green zone".
Also asked about a bulge just below my sternum that has become more noticeable since I've lost so much weight, I thought it was my band but turns out I have a hernia. It's been there for a while, since before I had band surgery. I think it's from after my hysterectomy surgery which was in 2011. The surgeon that did my band is going to be fixing that so I will be scheduling that in the very near future. The sooner the better since I am losing my job in 3 months. Might as well get everything fixed up while I still have good insurance.
I am still pretty exhausted. I slept a little this morning but I am going to take it easy the rest of the day. I've had a few dizzy spells over the last couple of days and I don't want to push it. So I will resume working out tomorrow. I am on full liquids for the next couple of days.
I hope everyone is having a great Tuesday!