Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Paddy’s Day

I have a bit of Irish blood in me from way back when but today everyone gets to be Irish!
May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
~Traditional Irish Blessing

I had hoped to be sitting in a pub this afternoon for a little celebration, but had a really bad day yesterday. Since my fill last week, I have been learning the chew, chew, chew—only had a couple of stucks but I am really tight in the morning. I ate a hard boiled egg yesterday morning followed by two hours of agony, sliming, pain, vomiting. Lasted all day and I am now on fluids. I don’t think it helped that I also had a root canal in the middle of the afternoon. Done in by the stress. I am waiting for some advice from the nurse at the clinic to see if I should just wait this out or go in for an unfill. Feeling much better today, but had to take another day off work and am sticking to fluids. Scares the bejeebers out of you though. I also got these uncontrollable hiccups. And most of the night these little bubbles kept coming out like when you eat Pop Rocks (Ashli named them that). It was strange though—only popped when I was lying on my left (port) side.

So even though today is a day to enjoy a good beer (and I do!), I’ll be sticking to milkshakes, soup and water (maybe with a bit of green food colouring). I will be driving the DH to a pub and be his designated driver but don't think I'll be able to handle the crowds and food and not being able to drink a beer.

I also saw a great posting today by JackSh*t, Getting’ Fit explaining what he thinks are interesting posts. Roo and Andrew—he’s another guy blogger you can follow if you haven't already found him. Today he mentioned when talking about weight loss that “Everyone's got their own "how", but the "why's" always seem to be singular and unique”. I have to agree that the posts I enjoy most are the ones where someone has had a lightbulb moment and figured something out. This weight loss is a journey of discovery which is why I depend on those that have gone before me to share these experiences so I can help discover mine. I need to think on this some more but will try to do the "Why’s and Wherefores" post in the next few days.


Jess said...

Hi Sandy, Happy St. Patty's Day!

I have given you an award! (see my post today)

Jennifer said...

I'm sorry you had such a horrible day Sandy. Ouch.
I love the photo you posted with the blessing. It's beautiful.
I'm following Jack now thanks to you. I've been working on a "why" post myself. It's hard to admit it all. Deep stuff.

seckert08 said...

I'm right with you, Sandy on the being stuck, PBing and vomiting. That was my morning today and it was NOT fun! I'm on fluids/mushies today and until I start feeling better. Giving it through the weekend and if not better I guess I will call for an hoo!

Jacquie said...

Sorry you had such a crappy St. Patty's day! I am sure not looking forward to these episodes but I'm thinking it will happen even with all of yours and others warnings.

Feel better...a few days of liquids/mushies I hope will help.

Bonnie said...

Sorry you couldn't have that beer. Today of all days. Hopefully you are feeling better soon.

Anonymous said...

Hey Sandy,

Okay you win on the food sticking and not chewing enough roundabout we both played on the same day. Yours sounded far worse than my short episode x 2. As I said in my blog.... "just call me stupid!"

Glad your getting better.

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