Monday 25 May 2009


Sorry for the hiatus, I've been flat out like a lizard drinking,so much to do so little time to do it in.

Everything just seems to be hitting me at one time, as I mentioned my assistant left 2 weeks ago and as I expected they have only replaced her with a part timer who has no experience in this field and I'm having to teach her from scratch. Nice lady but awfully slow and forgetful - I'm pulling my hair out.

I haven't had my CT Scan yet, had to cancel it twice already due to work commitments, I have another booking next week so will just have to get there no matter what.The stress sure doesn't do anything for my overall health I can tell you.

My eating has been "on the run" things for the past couple of weeks and I consequently feel like shit and have gained weight, too much bloody chocolate I know.Also, scoffing down fast meals has not done my band any favours with PB'ing being a frequent occurrence.

Oh well, I can only do what I can and remember to breathe.

Wednesday 6 May 2009


My visit to the specialist yesterday really didn't give me any answers which I suppose I knew already.

I've got to have a CT scan of my abdomen and provide a stool sample, here we bloody go again. He said if we don't find anything with that I'd have to be admitted again -my answer to that was NO BLOODY WAY AM I COMING BACK IN HOSPITAL AGAIN.

He hinted again at it being a rejection (of the band) so that's really great news after all I've gone through. I'd be devastated if I have to get it removed.

To add to this my assistant has put in her resignation and there are not going to replace her, so I'm super stressed with this and every other bloody thing at the moment.

Monday 4 May 2009


Sorry I haven't been around here and to all your blogs.

I've had a horror week with work and health issues.

My assistant was on a weeks leave and everything just went BANG! at work all at the same time. I work in Credit and we had quite a few large accounts hit the wall which of course means huge losses for us. I don't think I want to relive that again, but unfortunately due due to the economic times it's gong to happen again.

So to really cap it off on Tuesday morning after drinking a cup of tea I had these really bad pains around the neck of my stomach. So bad I had to excuse myself from one of the crisis meetings and sit in the loo until it passed 10 mins later.

I had a wrap for breakfast which I ate in the car on the way to work and thought maybe I didn't chew it enough and it was stuck, so I played it safe at lunchtime.

About 4pm I was so thirsty I grabbed a can of Pepsi Max and sculled maybe 1/4 of the can, them WHAMMO! it hit me - the pain was I think the worst thing I have ever experienced. I felt like my stomach was about to burst,after 45 mins I thought I better get try and get home,don't know how in hell I drove the 15min trip, I was in agony all the way.

To make matter worse my husband and daughter were not at home so I staggered next door to the neighbours and promptly collapsed.They rang an ambulance I was taken to Emergency.The worst thing though is I kept telling them about the Lap band and everything else and they were treating me for a bloody heart attack.

So 7 hours later,feeling worse for wear and an arm black and blue from them trying to put in a cannula I was released and told I had a Urinary Tract Infection - yeah right! That must be the Clayton's diagnosis when you don't know.

I still feel a bit dodgy and have to be very careful with the diet as I'm still getting the pains, so I'm going to try and get back the the specialist tomorrow. Let's hope it's nothing serious.