Tuesday, July 16, 2013

And poof...just like that summer is almost gone :(

It's been a few weeks. I have thought about blogging many times...just never sat down and did it. I had to go back and look where I left off, so I would know where to start. So, I left off with returning from my 2nd beach trip. So I will catch you up from there...

A couple of weeks ago I went to have my yearly EGD for my Barrett's. It was a crappy day. It was pouring down rain. Part of the interstate was closed due to a wreck and I ended up being an hour late for my appt. I figured they would just reschedule it, but since I called and let them know what was going on they just moved some people around and took me right back as soon as I got there. I have never had any problems after getting an EGD. I have been having one yearly for about 10 years. This time I wasn't so lucky. Well maybe lucky isn't the right word. I blatantly did not follow my doctor's instructions, and I paid the price.

My doctor said: Do NOT eat anything for 2 hours. Did I listen????? Nooooooo. Just down from the hospital there is a famous little cupcake place. I told The Rockstar we just had to stop on the way home. They had a cupcake just for me....


 
 
So I got one of those AND one of these...
 
 
 
 
I slept the whole way home because I was still very much drugged. It took us an hour to get home and as soon as we got in the house I thought I just had to have a bite of my cupcake. The Rockstar told me not to do it since it still had not been two hours...but of course I do what I want to do and ate some of it any way.
 
 
That was a mistake....
 
A big mistake.
 
 
I lad back down to sleep some more. Out of a dead sleep I jumped up and ran to the kitchen sink (I didn't have time to make it to the bathroom) and threw up....blood. Apparently if you have just had a biopsy of your esophagus it is not a good idea to shove a cupcake down it. Lesson learned.
 
 
My band doctor was the one who did the EGD. I used to see a gastroenterologist for my Barrett's, but I don't trust just anyone running a scope down my throat now that I have a band. I figured the best person to do was the one who put in it. Any way, this was the first time I had seen him in a long time. I usually see his nurse when I go to the office. As you may remember, my doctor is not a huge fan of lapband and actually rarely does them. He went on and on about how well I had done and if he saw that kind of success more often with band patients he would be a bigger fan of them. It's always good to hear your doctor praise you :)
 
 
He was, however, concerned about the recent blood work that his office had done on me. Apparently my parathyroid hormone has been elevated for over 2 years (they have tested it 3 times in the last 2 years). If you are low in Vitamin D it can cause your level to be elevated....but my vitamin D is completely normal. Given the fact that I have a history of kidney stones and severe hypertension that is resistant to medication, he is concerned that I may have a tumor one of my parathyroid glands. He referred me to an endocrinologist, but my appointment isn't until next month. I will keep ya updated on that when I know something :)
 
 
Two days after my biopsy we hit the road. Where, you ask??? To the beach!!!! Yes, I had 3 glorious beach trips this summer!!!
 
 
On the way there The Rockstar stopped at a casino for me....he knows how much I love to play the slot machines...
 
 
 
We didn't stay long...because it would take me no time to lose all of our vacation money. I put in $60 and walked out with $63.
 
 
 
When we got to the beach it was pouring down rain, so we went ahead and unpacked and went to do our shopping for the week. The Rockstar was like a kid. He thought he had to have a boogie board, a pale and shovel, a new beach chair and who knows what else he managed to sneak in that buggy. He was trying out the beach chairs and actually had a hard time getting out of one of them. I was laughing so hard I almost peed my pants right there in Walmart...
 
 
 
 
The rest of the trip we had beautiful weather. We played in the water a lot...lots of exercise. Which is a really good thing because nobody likes to eat like The Rockstar does...so there was lots of food involved with this trip...
 
 


 
 

 
 
 
 
 
I should tell you that most of that food was NOT mine. Although I ate more than I normally do, I did not go too crazy during this trip. We even made a quick stop at my favorite doughnut place (because the hot sign was on!!!) and I actually didn't even eat a doughnut.
 
 
 
 
Unfortunately, like every other time I go out of town, my body went on lockdown. This shirt was not true for me...
 
 
 
So, needless to say, I have been spending this week trying to get my body back on track :)
 
 
I already miss the beach and am sad that there will be no more beach trips until next summer. Until then I will just have to look at these and wait until the next time...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Only 2 more weeks and I have to return to work :( This summer went by waaayyy to quickly. Can I get redo????
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 

 

 



10 comments:

Cat said...

Look at those gorgeous pictures and gorgeous YOU in that bikini girlfriend! /hugs

Rachel said...

Great pictures... glad you are enjoying your summer!

Ask Me About My Band, My Lap-Band said...

T-shirt, one of the FUNNIEST things I've seen in a long time!!!!!!!!

Vanessa said...

The Beach Rules!!!!
You are adorable and boo for summer being over... I have 7 more weeks :) - but have to work through all of them.
Double Boo.

Run, Chelle, Run! said...

What a summer you've had! I can't believe it's almost over. Also, those pics made me drool!

*A Strong New Me* said...

I am sure the Rockstar appreciates his beach chair fiasco being published here! Well, WE appreciate it! :) Ha ha.

Great pictures! You guys are adorable!

Julie Miller said...

Ok...first of all...you look AMAZING in that bikini!

Are those Gigi's cupcakes by any chance? They opened one in Little Rock last year and I hate to even drive by it. They are so good. And so evil.

I'm sorry that summer is almost over. I feel your pain...we go back on the 12th of August. :(

Beth Ann said...

The blood vomiting incident is no bueno, but girl you look rockin at the beach!!

MandaPanda said...

Lookin' hot in that bikini! But damn...now I want cupcakes!

~Miss Lorie~ said...

So hard to blog in the summer... I am in serious denial about it being over!

Love all the pictures!