Last week at Nationals I had many people stop to say hello and ask how I was doing. I’ve lost 12 pounds since last year’s Nationals and my size 0 jeans are by no means snug. I love the way I look and in the words of one very kind man in the Detroit airport last week, I’m “Smokin’ Hot”! 🙂 I was the only person in the area so he must have been talking about me as I walked past. I just hope he wasn’t talking about his sandwich…..I didn’t look back to see. LOL! It made my day! 😀
While I might look pretty good and I’m able to function much of the time, this year has perhaps been even more difficult than last year. Eating is still difficult and what I can eat and how much I can eat can vary from one day to the next. As I write this, I’m trying to eat a small hamburger and its difficult to swallow, my heart is beginning to race and I’m feeling a bit “woozy”. I’d like to go lie down but I want to finish this blog post first. I burp almost constantly, if there’s anything in my stomach. This is most annoying when I’m trying to have a conversation with someone or when I’m trying to work out. It’s hard to breathe and burp at the same time! I can’t just eat whatever I want, as much as I want, whenever I want. I have to carefully manage everything that I eat or I’ll make myself sick….or irregular.
I have an appointment to have my esophagus stretched again on the 26th of this month. The place where they reattached my esophagus to my stomach gets swollen and makes it difficult to swallow…..and this has been getting progressively worse over the last few weeks.
I think that’s enough information for today…..it’s time to go lie down….