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Friday, January 22, 2010

I feel like a freakin' yo-yo

It's back to the fill doc today.  The issues I've been having all week have not gotten better no matter what I've tried.

On Monday my doc filled me from 4cc to 5cc which, though it sounded good at the time, worried me that it was a lot at one time (even though I had been at 5.2 for a number of months).  I believe if he had eased me up like I THOUGHT was happening (i.e. if I was at 4.6 like he thought when I went in last instead of at 4), it wouldn't have been an issue.  But almost from the start, I could feel the swelling from a full cc fill this high up the cc scale.

So all week I've been taking children's liquid ibuprofen for the swelling, and I broke out the Protonix and Nexium for the evening reflux.  Unfortunately, last night I PBed on bean soup for over two hours, and last night's reflux was worse than it had been all week and I literally had to sleep sitting up.

Which means it's back to the doc today for a partial unfill (which I HOPE won't be too much so that we can get this thing back on track).  The good news is I haven't been hungry, but since I'm a self-pay, I'm a bit tired of not having the fill we think I do.  I appreciate him trying to help out and do so much at once, but obviously it was TOO much.  And thankfully I don't get charged for unfills.  I'm just ready to level out so I don't have to deal with this crap.  :(


  1. ACK! You poor bugger - this is not the first time this has happened to you. It's hard finding the right spot - you seem very sensitive to fills. Hope you get it sorted soon.

  2. Well, I think the right spot was 5.2 -- until finals hit. But the issue, I believe, was going from 4 to 5 in one fell swoop. It was too much all at once. I truly believe if I had been at 4.6 last month like I was SUPPOSED to be, I would be at 5 right now and not having an issue. So hopefully next month I will be back up there.