Sunday, May 30, 2010

CORN IS EVIL!!! Did I Say That I Didn't Have Restriction?



Hey Ya'll,


So, now I have a confession to make.  Wednesday I went in for my 6th Fill and I did ok eating wise on Wednesday and Thursday.  However, on Friday, our oldest Daughter Christa came by, and we took her out to lunch at one of our favorite local, smaller, family owned Mexican restaurants.  Usually I don't have any problems eating there, but this time......

I realized after eating only about 1/4th of my meal (at most), that I had eaten too fast and I was stuck!!  OMG, I hate to be stuck in a place that only has one rest room for each sex, as I hate to tie up the ONLY bathroom!!  And you guys know how you just don't know how long this will take!!

So I went into the bathroom, praying that it wouldn't be too bad.  After all, our Daughter was with us and I was missing time to get to talk with her, as she couldn't stay long this time.  Luckily, it didn't take long.  BUT!  This was the only time so far that I can actually say, that I vomited!!  It only took about 5 minutes to vomit, but once it started, it came out in one quick swoosh.  I was expecting just a glob of the thick mucus/foamy crap, but noooo.  It was all of the Enchilada and Beans that I had already eaten!!  But I instantly felt so much better.  I still had a few issues for a short time afterwords, but for the most part, I was much better.

Today, we took our Son Russ to lunch.  He requested to eat at Carl's Jr as they don't have one where he is currently living.  I had a Super Star With Cheese, no Fries, and I didn't have any problems eating it.  I know to eat it slowly and carefully.

Tonight was a different story though!!  Walt had barbecued some Steak and Corn on the Cob.  He took my Steak and cut it even thinner, then ran it through the Meat Tenderizer several times so that it was as tender for me as possible.  The Steak wasn't the issue, it was the Corn On The Cob!!!  I only had 1/2 of an Ear, but I ate it too quickly, and I just knew that I had eaten it too fast.  I still wanted to eat a couple of tiny bites of the Steak (it was fantastic BTW).  But I shouldn't have.....

I had the worst, longest PB/Slim to date!!!  It ONLY lasted 3 full hours!  So, other than eating a burger at lunch time, I only ate 1/2 of an Ear of Corn for dinner.  After I convinced them that it could take me a while to feel up to going out for dessert, Walt and Russ went to our local Frozen Yogurt shop and brought be one back.  I still had to wait a couple of hours to be able to eat it though!!  I really would love to eat the rest of my Steak, but I am afraid that I will just have another stuck episode.  However, since I didn't actually vomit anything up, just had some horrible slimming, I might could eat it, since my throat isn't inflamed.....no, I think I better wait until tomorrow or Tuesday to eat it!

So, that is my latest PB episodes!!  I guess that I do have some Restriction now!!!  :)  We will see if I start to lose weight again!  And I think that for now at least, Corn On The Cob is a no-no.  How about you guys, can anyone else eat Corn?  Or do you have problems with it too?

The main reason that Russ was here today was to help Walt move some of our furniture over to my parents house.  Since we are moving out of our house, and into a 5th Wheel in a few months, we are in the process of giving away some, if not most, of our furniture.

So we gave my Dad, Walt's Recliner.  It works great for my Dad as he is over 6 ft tall and the Recliner is made for a taller man, my Dad loves it!!  Then we gave them our Dining Room Table and Chairs.  Again, they loved them.  We will be giving them our Freezer once they clean out their old one so that we can exchange them.  Walt and Russ took their old Chair, and Kitchen Table and Chairs out to the Dump!  No, their old stuff was not worth giving to charity or we would have.

Then on Thursday, Russ will come back and help Walt take over our (really nice, brand new condition) Entertainment Center to our Daughter Kat's house.  This way, the more that we can get out of the house now that we are not keeping, the less we have to deal with at the last minute!!!

We have offered to give my Brother and SIL our Hot Tub and Gazebo.  Also Walt's precious Barbecue Island from the patio.  It is 11 ft long, with a huge Barbecue in it, with side burners and 2 outside Refrigerators.  We will be keeping one of the Refrigerators for ourselves though!  If it turns out that they can't take them, then we will probably just leave them with the house.

Well, till next time.....

Aloha My Friends  :)

13 comments:

Fiona said...

So sorry to hear you have had problems since your fill. You are handling all this unheaval so well. It must be difficult to deal with so many changes and manage the band. I bet this would have usually been a time for comfort eating? Well done and good luck with everything. Thinking of you often x

Girl Bandit said...

Sounds gross...like a pB is. Keep at it and I am sure you will be able to work with it

Barbara said...

Hey Debi.. sounds like corn is a no no.. I haven't tried any yet, but I can totally relate the eating to fast and need to slow down.
I too just got a fill and feel this restriction big time (not so bad I need an unfill) but really noticable with the less food to satisfy feeling. Sounds like you are making good progress with getting ready for your move. You are so kind and generous with thinking about your family and sharing your things.. I haven't seen any updates on your motorcycle adventures .. I just bought a new Harley Tshirt.. so I love the thought of someday learning to ride..

Maria said...

Oh my gosh, you poor thing! Three hours!?!?! My worst has been just under two.

THE DASH! said...

Blech - been there before! Getting suck and sliming sucks - especially when out. Maybe the corn did it??

Sandy Lee said...

Yes, corn is evil. Had a similar episode with the corn in a burrito and have since avoided it-even pick it out of a salad. You might need to stay on liquids/mushies for a day as your stomach might still be inflamed. Be well.

-Grace- said...

OMG this sounds horrendous! Sorry you had to deal with this when your daughter and son were visiting!

--Hey said...

I had corn for dinner last night too... It didn't get stuck but I didn't like how it felt going down. So I didn't eat any more of it. I figured that corn might not be my friend any more. It sounds like it really isn't yours. LOL! Oh, what a life! Glad you are doing better!

Debi said...

Fiona, thank you so much for keeping me in your thoughts, and yes, this probably would have been a real comfort food time for me in other circumstances.

GB, thanks, I am sure that I will eventually get the hang of this. I think that each phase takes getting used to as the band gets tighter and tighter. We have to relearn what we can and cannot eat with it.

Barbara, thanks. As you know, I finished the Motorcycle Safety Course, IN THE RAIN! I have an appointment to take my written test on July 12th. So assuming I pass it the first time (which I have never failed a DMV test yet), then I will have my Motorcycle License. Then, all we need is my Motorcycle Gear (helmet, pants, jacket, etc) and the "Training Wheels" so that I can actually ride this Big Boy!! You should totally take the Safety Course. It is taught under the assumption that you have never ridden a bike ever, so it teaches you all about the bike. Harley's are great bikes for Women as they sit lower to the ground, giving them a lower center of gravity, making it easier for Women to ride and control. We love Harley's, but decided on the Gold Wing instead.

Maria, yes 3 hours! Prior to this, one lasting 2 hours was my worst! I just hope that you never have one this long as well!! Learn from my mistakes!!

Cara, yes it definitely sucks!! And I hate it when it happens while away from the house. And yes, we believe it was the corn.

Sandy, thanks for the advise. But so far, I have never had any problems once my episodes finished. I have always been able to eat pretty much whatever I wanted. But I usually don't try to push it too far, just in case!

Grace, thank you!! Yes it is a royal pain in the neck! And I hate it when it happens in front of others, then you have to explain it to them. They ask, but then are sorry they did when I go into detail of what it feels like and what is happening!! LOL But...don't ask if you don't want a real answer!! LOL

~Hey, thank you, and I am so glad that you stopped in time and didn't have any issues from eating the corn too!

Nella said...

I have done the throwing up quite a few times in the last couple of weeks. I panic when I am out with friends or family and it must tighten the band even more! Amazing how finicky the felions are!

Debi said...

I totally agree! The more we stress about the possibility that it could happen, the more probable it will be!

Bonnie said...

Definitely sounds like corn is evil. At least the 3 hr pb happened at home and that wasn't the one that hit you in the restaurant. That would have really sucked.

Debi said...

Bonnie, I agree! I am really thankful that I was home!