My port has been hurting since Sunday. It started all of a sudden. More like an ache. Then a localized pain. Now it even feels swollen. Before I could put my palm on my port & I would just feel the port. Now when I put my palm on my port it feels like my palm is "full" as if the port & muscle are pushing against my palm. I am finding it hurts when I get up and can't straighten myself completey out and am walking kind of hunch backed. It also hurts around the port a little tender around the area. Should I be concerned? Did any of you feel this? Does it go away?
I have been extremely tired lately. I have also been feeling a bit dizzy when walking. I can best describe it as a floating feeling. I have had high blood pressure since I was 16 and weighed 141. They call it the "silent killer" for a reason because you can't tell if its high or low. I am wondering if maybe my blood pressure medication is too strong since I have now lost 57 lbs. I am seeing my primary care physician tomorrow. I am hoping that is all it is and is that simple. I would hate to have him say it may be because of my lap bad and I'm not eating enough.
How much do all of you eat? I can eat a cup of mushies and feel quite full. I checked in with my bariatric nurse and I felt chastised. She told me "Eating more is not the goal, you should be eating no more than 4 ounces It doesn't matter what fits in the pouch, that is a stretchable moving stomach". That was in response to me saying "I am finding I can eat more and more often now. It is much easier to eat too. 8 oz now fits. Is that normal? Or am I over doing it? I do measure." I still feel as if though I got a spanking. :(
I have lost 16 lbs since surgery on Aug 19th. I have heard through the grapevine that if you have lost more than 10 lbs in 6 weeks post op you don't get a fill. I am starting to feel like a failure.
Please share your thoughts.