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The Road Before & After Surgery
October 10, 2017
A Much More Friendlier Kind Of Scare!
Mood:  chillin'
Now Playing: Day 2836-Next GP Chapter... Turning Lemons Into Lemonade :)


Now...this is a much more friendlier kind of scare that we need in our lives!

A little more Halloween fun here in the country...


No pun intended! HA!

Thank goodness for our country scarecrows helping to keep a smile on our face~

I have yet to get any relief. We also have yet to hear back from two of my other specialists. Although we anticipate to hear something from them by the end of the business day tomorrow. Their surgical day, which means we can expect both calls much later in the afternoon. I am already scheduled with one of my specialists who is also a surgeon. They quickly worked me into their schedule Monday morning. Initially, they wanted to see me first thing Monday morning. But driving in the car is hard enough right now with the pain. Making a drive across state lines for an hour or so was just impossible to do Monday morning. So we are hoping that by waiting until Friday. My body can at least bring it down a bit when it comes to the pain. So far...I have yet to catch a break.

What I am happy about is finding something that I can tolerate that doesn't make matters worse for me. Instead of fudge pops that didn't work the first or second try, even with two totally different brands. Eric found some fudge pops at the store today that are actually ice pops that taste like fudge pops. With a 6-pound weight loss in less than a week due to the inability to hardly consume anything without it causing unbearable pain or vomiting. It was the first silver lining we have found when it comes to something for me to consume. Just like with gastroparesis...right now everything is trial & error.

What we have been bracing ourselves for is the new 'norm.' This might be our new norm, although we sure don't hope so, but radiology imaging and reports don't lie. We are still going through the initial shock with everything. As well we anticipate more news that might not turn out to be very promising through out the remainder of this week. With the 'United GP Walk' going on through out this entire month. It looks like we might be walking much later this month. Not during our usual second weekend of October. Even with some really AMAZING news that came via mail today. It was hard to be excited. It's honestly hard to really focus on much of anything right now. Our minds are already fully occupied on decisions that will be made by my team of specialists. It's extremely important to know if this may be the end of a very long journey. 

Fear is still running rampid in my mind. But there are moments through out the day, when we both still find a reason to laugh. A reason to smile. Another successful raindance chalked up for Eric! How does he ever predict these things? The precision is just mind-blowing! Heeheeheehee! Some silly folks...they still believe in his raindancing. Who really has Sioux Indian in their blood after all...me or him? Hmmmmm....


Posted by GastroparesisAwarenessCampaignOrg. at 12:01 AM EDT
Updated: October 11, 2017 3:03 AM EDT
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