Monday, September 26, 2005

Can You Believe? A Bit of a Change!

Shhhhh.... Don't tell anyone.... Margo might overhear and get her hopes up too high, but there might just be the tiniest flicker of a light 'way down towards the end of this tunnel I have been alternately slogging and crawling through since August 18th.  

 I went to see my surgeon on Friday and was whining and moaning about sleep deprivation-I have been up to pee every 1 and a half hours all night long since Aug.18th- and he looked up and said, "have you tried any food?" Well, no, he told me not to. "Would you like to?"

Dumb question. Of course. So, we made an agreement. When I can get 15 grams of protein and 32 oz of water down, I can go on half rations of the TPM(IV food), to go in during 6 hours, so I can get some uninterrupted sleep. When I get to #( grams of protein and 48 oz of water, I'm off  all together. 

Tomorrow I start half rations of TPN. Yesterday I managed to get 18 grams and 30 oz of water in, and my stomach hurt, and I kept right on sipping protein drink(ugh). So far today I have 13 grams of protein, and 27 oz of liquid, and tomorrow I am going to have to do even better. I plan to be off TPN by the time I leave for the Poconos Oct 6th. If all is ok with my Upper GI scheduled Wednesday, of course.  

This is hard labor. Before surgery, I couldn't stop eating, and easily drank 64 oz of water a day. Now I have to force 2 Tbs of yogurt down and remind myself to sip, sip, sip all day long. It's all very odd.  

There, I am so relieved to have something good to write about I am almost giddy!  

Blessings, Margo

17 comments:

ryanagi said...

Yay! Good to hear about a baby step forward for a change. :-)

ksquester said...

You know Margo, You look GREAT in "giddy!"       Anne

christapaz said...

I am sooooooooo very, very happy for you!! I feel like doing a little "Go, Margo!" cheer, but my family would think me crazier than ever. I think I might have been grieving food with you!  love, christa

lavernwest said...

I got excited just when I read the title of your entry journal.  Knew things had to be improving a little.  So happy for you.  Keeping you in my prayers.
LaVern  

indigosunmoon said...

You sound so much better!!  I'm thrilled!
Sip sip sip!!!
Love ya,
Connie

jouell3935 said...

YEA!!!! oops I mean(whispering) yea......
Secret is safe with us! Happy to hear things are looking up, even tiny little triumphs make up the big picture!
Peace
Jodi

bosoxblue6993w said...

keeping my fingers crossed and holding my breath ...

judithheartsong said...

I am so happy to hear your good news..... and we are still right here:):):) love to you, judi

lrttklly said...

YEAH!!!
Food time!
May you get some blessed sleep relief now.
You are a strong gal and you are doing great!
Love,
Loretta

csandhollow said...

YAYYYYYYY Slow and steady!

blondepennierae said...

Oh, reading this made me so happy for you.  Positive little steps.  Being sleep deprived is the absolute pits.  I'm glad that you are going to be able to actuallly get some uninterrupted rest.  Pennie

mccine said...

Good.

donah42 said...

Margo, sorry I haven't been here in so long :( Life is crazy as usual & apparently my alerts went haywire.
I'm sorry that you have had such a rough time of things, but nothing ever seems to keep you down for long. I hope you are turning the corner healthwise now!

cheetozmartini said...

Yipppppeeeee! That is FANTASTIC news!!! Congratulations! Love, Tracy

chasingmoksha said...

I am happy for you.  Your whole ordeal sounds like it takes so much courage.  If it were me, I know the only way I could survive it would be to think of a year or two from now, because on a daily basis, I am a big whiny baby.  

I am giddy with you.   Take care.

dbaumgartner said...

Wow, this is great news!  Progress, progress, progress.  The warrior in you marches onward.  I am so proud of you and you must be very proud of yourself!!!!

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