Today Julissa and I would have flown to Mexico. Last month there was a sale on Volaris, flights were only 1 dollar plus tax. So I had gotten 2 tickets, one for Julissa & one for me to fly from Los Angeles to Guadalara. It was only going to be for 3 days. Last year we were going thru some legal stuff when I made a promise well a lot of them not only one to El Señor Del Monte, I promised him that if all went well I would go to his church and thank him personally. So that was the whole point of my trip. But since my little episode from last episode from a couple of weeks ago, hubby decided it was better if we didn't fly out. But I still owe my manda so hopefully we go soon.
So I went to my doctor's appointment today, on my way there as soon as I got out of work and into my car I started panicking again, really really bad. I was driving to my doctors office but it was so so bad. I was so afraid that I was going to crash or something. By the time I got to the office I was in tears and really really bad. So my doctor says that it's panic attacks that I am getting. She gave me some pills kinda like xanac. They do help me out a lot. But I am still worried about what I feel when I get these attacks, not sure why I started getting them. For now I am putting the lap band on hold while I figure out what's going on with me.
So I have come to the conclusion that it was not GERD what I had yesterday. As I have not had any spicyfood today & I started to panic again. As I was leaving work today, as soon as I got in my car I started panicking, My chest started hurting again, I felt that air bubble again. It was so scary kuz all the way home I felt it. What is really going on with me? I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow with my regular doctor, we will see what she has to say about all this.
So a few day ago I went to Dr. Billy's seminar for the lap band. There he spoke of all the complications obese people can have. I was always so proud to say " As big as I am and have been for most of my life, I feel good. I have no diabetes, no cholesterol, no nada. I am as healthy as can be." Well..... that all changed yesterday. I started the day was any other day, got the kids ready took them to school, came to work had my breakfast (enchiladas de mole). Then around noon I started feeling heartburn, I never ever get heartburn. All day I felt it really really bad. Then when I was off I went to pick up Julian from the boys & girls club, and when I was driving home I started feeling like if my heart was going to come out. My chest started hurting really really bad, then I kept on feeling like a bubble of air coming up my throat like if it was going to choke me. I called my hubby and told him that we were on our way home and to please be ready, that I needed him to take me to the hospital ASAP. I really thought I was having a heart attack. As we were getting ready to get on the freeway I started to panic even more thinking what if I have a heart attack in the car while he is driving. So I told him to pull and I called 911.
The ambulance gets there like 10 minutes later (we would of gotten to the hospital faster). As soon as they get there I tell them "Help me I am having a heart attack" They are as calm as they can be, and connect me to all these kinds of machines. Meanwhile I am panicking even more kuz I see my kids and I don't wanna die. One of the paramedics asked me if I have ever had a panic attack & i was all like "Listen mister I am having a heart attack please do something to stop it." so they do an EKG on me and say No lady this is not a heart attack your heart looks normal. Good news right? Well if my heart is normal why the heck am I feeling like this???
So they take me to the hospital, and I get a chest xray done & blood work, all looks perfect. Dr. asked me how it started so I told him about the enchiladas & the heartburn so he says that what I have is GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease) So he tells me no more spicy food. WHAT!!! I am Mexican hello! Food with out chile is NO FOOD!
But since I don't to ever feel like this again I must listen to him and not eat spicy food. Or not that much anyways :)
He gave me prilosec to take on a daily basis. We will see if that helps. :)
Today I went to a seminar on the Lap Band procedure. There was mmm maybe about 50 of us there. Dr. Billy is the surgeon I decided to go to. I have heard a lot of good things about him, his staff, and the work he has done. He went into detail about the process, after care and all that you can expect. There was also 2 ladies there to tell us their experience. Very informative seminar!
6/16/10 Starting weight 295 7/01/10 Start liquid diet 291.4-3.6
7/08/10 Surgery 284 -7.4 total - 11 7/15/10 1 wk post op 276.6 -7.4 total- 18.4
7/22/10 2 wks 273.4 - 3.2 total -21.6 7/29/10 3 wks 272 - 1.1 total -23 08/05/10 4 wks 268.8 -3.2 total - 26.2 08/08/10 1 month 08/12/10 5 wks 08/19/10 6 wks 08/26/10 7 wks 09/02/10 8 wks 09/08/10 2 months
-10 lbs 7/07/10 285 One day before surgery -20 lbs 7/19/10 274.6 11 days post op -29.5 lbs 10% lost YAY
-59lbs 20% lost
-88.5 lbs 30% lost
Ok maybe I am putting my hopes up to high, but a girl can only dream :)