First, I've done a ton of stuff looking for what's wrong with my tummy. The upper endoscopy went fine. I was so nervous, but actually, except for the IV, nothing really hurt at all thanks to the drugs that put me out. In fact, the only thing I thought when it was over was, "Why are you waking me up?!!" I came home and crashed out for most of the evening. Friday I had to do a body scan that felt like being in a giant photocopy machine. Both Wednesday and Friday's procedures required extended fasting, which you'd think would make my calorie count pretty easy this week, but in fact it's been just the opposite.
I'm way over calories. I wouldn't have expected it, but fasting seems to make me want to
My tummy has been a bit better, so maybe things are working themselves out on their own. Other than some inflammation in my stomach and possibly some gluten sensitivity, I'm still not any closer to knowing what's been causing me stomach pain. I've been poked, repoked, scanned, and scanned again and I'm just about ready to let it rest. I'll eat gently for awhile and see if it gets better with time because I don't want to do any more. I haven't had any intense eating pain for a couple weeks, so that seems more positive.
I just need to avoid eating fat, spicy foods, chocolate, and caffeine. The caffeine is the hardest part because I'm fond of a Starbucks coffee as a low calorie, well deserved "mommy" treat when I'm out with baby! The chocolate isn't the hardest part because that's not even going to happen. Is there life without chocolate??