Friday, April 27, 2018


I don’t complain very often about anything related to my total gastrectomy as I truly do feel blessed that I was given this option TO BE preventative...something my mom and grandpa didn’t get. HOWEVER, this being woken up in the middle of the night feeling like I’m choking from acid is really starting to piss me off! It’s been happening more and more lately. I’m propped with 3 pillows, try not to eat too close to bedtime, and even will take Carafate before bed if I feel like I did eat too close to laying down. Yet, that acid shoots up my esophagus out of nowhere and I wake up choking. I cough for quite awhile and even do a lot of spitting hoping it will help. Then, my throat burns and I can taste acid (my poor teeth!). Ugh....

 Don’t get me wrong, the alternative would have been much worse, so still feeling thankful, BUT...this is annoying!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


I have been feeling SO extremely tired & lethargic lately.  9pm rolls around and I am beyond beat and ready for bed.  After seeing a post about iron supplements and how too much can be bad for you, I decided to try and stop taking my 65mg of iron/day. Well, needless to say....Friday I was trying to figure out why I've been so lethargic and tired lately and what I've changed in my life. DUH!!! This! So, I started back on the iron train and guess what?!  In TWO days, I already started feeling 100000x better!

*side note and, also, sure does help my stool to be much more "stool" like, too