Food & Nutrition Friday: Food Resource Find- The Gastroparesis Diet By The Cleveland Clinic
What are you hearing in your head?
Quick Tip Thursday: If You‘ve Been Diagnosed With Diabetes-Related Gastroparesis, Sit Up And Stay Upright During And After Eating Meals
The voice in our head
Rough morning so far #CheckInWithMe
So far today has been rough. Woke up at 10am with horrible GI distress. Spent most of my morning in the bathroom crying from the pain.
Had therapy at 11am. It went well enough. We did an anxiety assessment and I scored in the lower range of having acute anxiety, which didn't surprise me at all. Its been bad the last month. At the end, he asked if there were any topics I'd like to focus on next week. I want to unpack my diagnosis of sexual aversion disorder. I've been feeling very alienated in my community because sex is so important to my friends and others in the community and I just don't share that.
We talked about The Mighty. I told him its been a big help for me to be able to vent my frustrations and get feedback from people that can relate to my struggles. He really thinks its a wonderful site and it really is.
I took my first dose of diabetes meds this morning. The pill is HUGE!! It gagged me when I swallowed it but I didn't upchuck so thats good at least.
I think I might take a nap today after getting some things done. Gonna eat a banana with some peanut butter as an early snack.
I decided I want to try making a new food soon. Its called spam Musubi. Its a Hawaiian span sushi roll with rice and caramelized fried spam and nori. It sounds amazing to me and might become a comfort food if I'm very lucky.
Whats your favorite #comfortfood ?
My day so far
So far, today has been productive and busy.
At around 10:45am the home nurse arrived. We met at the outside picnic tables by the community garden across the street. We talked for about 8 minutes about how I am being forced to move out next month and about the anxiety I've been experiencing. Then he took my vitals. My BP was 149/90. He reminded me that I'm a high stroke risk and I explained that after he left I was going to a PCP appointment to address the hypertension. He was happy about that. Then he left.
I got picked up for my appointment around 11:12. They first weighed me. We discovered that I lost 13lbs since June 16th! YAY. I'd been trying to diet and walk more since then. Then they took my vitals and my BP was 148/98. Not good but also it was actively showing whats been a problem for 2 months now so that made me feel relieved. I was afraid it would be normal and they wouldn't take me seriously.
Then we discussed the problem for a few minutes. They listened and were concerned for my health and took me seriously. They decided to put me on a medication called Losartan. They're starting me at 50mg for one week and then in a week I start taking 100mg. If that works they'll Rx me 100mg tabs. They advised me to get a BP cuff so I ordeered one off Amazon and it'll be here this evening.
They gave me a bag of free samples of Synjardy for my diabetes but my Rx is being delivered tomorrow. Then they also gave me 2 syringes of Emgality for my migraines. That'll last me 2 months.
I had to order an Uber to get home after the appointment because I didn't know how to order a return ride thru the service thru my insurance.
When I got home I decided I needed a nap so I slept for 2 hours. When I woke up I ended up getting sick again. I didn't eat lunch or breakfast today just because I wasnt sure if I was done being sick.
Tomorrow morning I've got therapy and then I have calls to start making. I will power thru tomrrow and get it done.
× "Sooo The Trap Went Off"×#AnUpdate
× " Remember That I Bought A Bag Of M&M CARAMEL... Someone Ate The Entire Bag.. And The Only Person That Eat's Alot Of Sweet's And Ice Cream Is My Sister's Husband... Man This Dude Probably Has Diabetes By Now.. But Constantly Claims That He Works Out Which Is Totally B.S. PROBLEM SOLVED " × #AnUpdate Sincerely, ☆▪︎S.K.▪︎☆