I’ve been pretty lucky through my VSG surgery journey to of not experienced many bad things. Really, the only thing is having my gallbladder removed 8 months after surgery. Some people experience SO many issues.
I get these episodes, where I get shaky, and hot, and need to sit down. My first instinct is low blood sugar, so I try to eat something with sugar right away. It usually works and within about 15 minutes I feel ok. The last few months they have been happening a little more often, so I finally called and made a clinic at the bariatric clinic where my surgery was done. I called first and they said I should come in AND make a family dr appt, which I haven’t done yet. When I called and spoke to the nurse, she said to make notes about when it happens, and the weird thing is, it seems to always happen when I have eaten. One would think, it’s because I have an empty stomach, but no.
So, I go there on Tuesday. I hope it’s not a waste of time. I don’t find the nutritionists to be super knowledgeable, and they did not book me with the surgeon. I’m not super worried, just kinda want to get to the bottom of it.
The other weird thing that has been going on the last little while, is changes in my anxiety. If you’re new here, I have OCD, since I was a little kid. But this isn’t OCD issues. I get these feelings in the middle of nowhere, that I call “homesickness”. I call it that, because when I was a kid, I did have bad homesickness and that feeling in my stomach, which basically is butterflies, I called homesickness. So I can be anywhere, thinking about nothing, and I get these butterflies and I just feel like something is wrong. I’m not even sure what, but it makes me feel anxious like I have to just get out of here.
Anyway, it’s not super bad, horrible that I want to change my OCD meds, but it’s just weird, why this would happen. I guess it could be other life stresses I’m under, or a change in body chemistry from losing weight. In fact, I am noticing, 21 months post surgery, things are settling down, like my back pain and tailbone pain, so maybe the timing works that other changes would happen as well.
Oh well, as I said, I can handle it, and it’s not super bad, but I have my regular checkup with my OCD doctor tomorrow, so I’ll mention it then. He MAY suggest altering meds, but I don’t think I want to do that. I have been on this med for awhile now, and I really don’t want to risk any weight gain.
What? you thought I was cured? lol I do not need any help in weight gaining.
Actually, that leads me to another thought. The last 10 days, my scale has been up. Just at the higher end of my spectrum. 150-151. That is not ok with me, but I tried to not obsess about it. Well, thankfully, it was 149 this morning. I think my body was fighting some inflammation. I had a big canker on my gums and a face full of pimples, that is settling down, so that was my theory. lol
Anyway, very happy it came down a little, as nothing really had changed. Guys, the mind games NEVER go away.