Friday, February 13, 2009

Rough night

Last night I had a problem with my LapBand. I had a really stuck feeling and after 3 days of being very tight I ended up vomiting which in the LapBand world is a big NO NO. After that my esophagus swelled up and I felt like I was being strangled. Things went from bad to worse. I didn't know what to do because I am far from my surgeon's office and I have no idea where a hospital is in this region. I stayed in the recliner all night and every time I dozed off I had reflux coming into my mouth. It wasn't a fun night. I also had that sensation of saliva pouring into my mouth like you get when you are about to Yack and I couldn't swallow it. Things were so swollen that I had to just keep spitting in a cup. Finally, at about 4am I noticed I wasn't salivating anymore so I took an acid reducer and was able to snooze for about 2 hours. Today I decided to go on liquids only for a while and see if that helped and I called the doctor. His nurse agreed on the liquids and said to stay away from anything acidic. I also agreed to call her Monday and let her know how I am doing. She thinks it was an irritated esophagus rather than a slipped band but time will tell. I will call the office and make an appointment as soon as I get home. What an ordeal. Needless to say I didn't go with everyone today on their adventure. I rained last night for about 5 hours and the sun is out today. But more rain is due tonight, boo hoo. We may head back towards home tomorrow. The tree was just an interesting looking tree we saw yesterday.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Where we are today

I haven't made an entry in over a week. I couldn't get wifi access for some time so I just didn't check my email or my blog. Today we went to Hearst Castle. These are some of the pics I took inside and looking out at the sea from inside. I have been there 3 other times but it has so much to see it felt like the first time again. Well worth the money and time to take a tour. After that we drove along the coast for a few miles and saw elephant seals and their young lounging in the sand. They arrive in November and the males leave in March and head for Alaska and the females go to Canada. They were huge and you can get pretty close to them by way of a path just above them all. We had a little rain in the last week and the temperature has gotten cooler but the sun still shines between rain storms so that is good. We were kind of at a standstill for a few days because one of the husbands in our group got sick. So his wife stayed with him all day and the rest of us just kind of hung out around town. I didn't get any pictures of the castle from the outside other than up close ones. I tried to get a picture of it as we were driving up the hill in their bus but it was blurry.