So I know that technically I’m supposed to sleep with my head propped up a bit to let gravity hold everything in place. But I’m me, so how I actually sleep is completely flat on my “tummy” (still don’t know how to strip the word stomach out of my vocabulary). In the middle of the night, I don’t even use a pillow. I just lay completely flat. So, kids have been waking me up about every night for the past two weeks. After one wakeup, it felt like I needed to burp, so I did and….with the most disgusting aftertaste ever. Wow, yuck. It seems that the closer to bed I eat, the more careful I have to be about trying to sleep a little propped up. I just get a bit freaked out if I know I haven’t eaten enough during the day and try to do 2 cups of Cheerios in 2% milk. It’s a big bowl, but at the end of the night I can do most all of it. If I don’t eat immediately before bed, this doesn’t normally happen, so yay!
I generally have felt more light-headed/dizzy than I ever did before my surgery. Murphy’s law decided this would be the week of my life to need a root canal, so I got my blood pressure taken. It’s not officially low, but it’s lower than I usually see it. And really though, who has low blood pressure before a root canal? That can’t be normal. So I started reading some articles, and low blood pressure can have a handful of root causes. When I read through, it seems like anemia and hydration are my most likely culprits. There are also multiple types of anemia. I’d assume my daily B12 drops are keeping B12-based anemia at bay, so I have to guess iron deficiency is my problem. The article said a lot of your iron absorption is in your duodenum. Since mine has been bypassed, it seems fair this could be my problem. I’ve emailed my nutritionist to confirm if I should take iron. I had to take iron supplements near the end of both pregnancies since my counts got low near the end of both pregnancies. We’ll see how it goes.
A great positive to mention….for what seemed like “forever” after my feeding tube was removed, I’d get those harsh shooting pains on my left side about where I assume my small intestines is. They would come erradically and would make me an unpleasant person. I realized this week, that pain has completely stopped!! It must have been 2 weeks+ since I can even remember it happening!
On a side note, I hiccup a lot. And it’s obnoxious.
That’s all I’ve got for tonight. I’m exhausted. Have a good evening.