Now Playing: Day 673-The Final Road To Survival
It was a horrible nights sleep as the waves of nausea and vomiting paid me another unwelcome visit. Just as soon as I was getting comfortable and ready to go to sleep which was around 4am it hit me in full force. Time to get Mr. Yellow Puke Pan back out again...GEES! That's the problem when you are hit with severe vagus nerve damage because it stems from the back of your head all the way down your GI tract. Nausea and vomiting is very common once the damage progresses. I have noticed a connection with the tremors because they tend to start right before the nausea hits then the last of it ends with vomiting then I finally get some relief. Since my last doctors appointments I was strongly advised to no longer take any anti nausea medication because it was just prolonging things. My body needs to work through the symptoms in order to move past them. Nothing quite like sucking things up but I figure if I can do it for years with the off the chart pain I can do the same with the nausea and vomiting.
I am due for another treatment tomorrow. I am starting to once again slowly get back into a routine with the liquid dynamite. With numerous fellow GP friends having horrible problems with bowel obstructions and being hospitalized as well one having two surgeries in less than a week I really can't complain too much having to endure the Drano. Why you may ask? Because it helps me from getting into the same trouble-bowel obstructions that can be deadly. What my fellow friends are enduring this week is nothing more than a eery reminder why I must stay on a normal routine with my treatments. I must still stay focused and far, far away from any stress. So far...So good as I continue making changes in my life to be stress-free.
Today was a day to catch up on errands and some house chores. I got mostly everything done with just a few things left to do tomorrow. With treatment and making sure I keep moving allowing gravity to help it will be a good thing I left some things for tomorrow. This evening I made some homemade Mexican for friends as I braved my first tiny cup of low fat ice cream yogurt. Most people could eat this in a few bites but my stomach just couldn't handle it. I made it through half the small cup then had to put the rest back in the freezer. I still haven't been able to drink half of a 32oz Gatorade on a daily basis yet but one step at a time. At least the homemade Mexican was a huge hit and there wasn't one clean plate left. Hahahahaha! God might limit me on what I can eat but he didn't limit me in the ability to still be a darn good cook! Amen.