Thursday, July 8, 2010

Shoulder pain

I have been experiencing pain in my left shoulder quite a bit after I eat. I have read that this referred pain can be a sign there is a problem with the stomach. My surgeon's office seemed clueless when i first brought it up, but I have read many posts on forums from lapbanders with this pain. I assume I am eating too much or eating too fast but sometimes I get pain after a small meal too, or drinking something other than water.

Last night I woke in the middle of the night from pregnancy induced dreams or maybe my husband's snoring... it's debatable. Anyhow, I noticed pain in my back directly behind the stomach area. It was not pleasant, kind of sharp and somehow gave me the impression is was rectangular. Yes, I got an impression that there was a definite shape to my pain. I am not sure what the surgeon's office would suggest because last time they said to see my PCP. I imagine they won't send me for an ultrasound and they won't X-ray since I'm pregnant. I suppose I can wait another day and see what transpires tonight.
I am making sure to eat small meals when I'm hungry and chew well.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth!

Happy Fourth!! I'm hoping to have a great day out with my family, hope everyone has a good time.
Just back from breakfast with my husband and daughter, and now we are preparing to go to the History and Science museum to keep cool before fireworks in the evening. We will be attending the Miller Outdoor Theatre's event this evening. The symphony plays the 1812 Overture and then cannons fire. Afterward, the fireworks explode over the hill. It's breathtaking and a wonderful family experience.