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Thursday, July 21, 2011

My First Stuck Episode

*Warning - This is kind of a gross post, but I wanted to document it for me and for others who have already or might experience this.

I just had my first stuck episode.  That's what I get for recording a YouTube video last night talking about how I haven't had any stuck/PB episodes!  I have been so careful so that this didn't happen, but with this latest fill I guess some of the things I ate before are not going to work anymore.

For lunch I made Chicken & Dumplings.  I made a low-cal version that I've made before and never had any problems with it.  After a few bites, my chest started feeling really tight and I knew what was happening!  Thankfully, I have all of you that have told me about the feeling so I wasn't worried about having a heart attack! Haha!  It lasted for about 10 min.  I tried walking around, stretched up my arms and then took a papaya enzyme but I think it was too late by that point.  My lunch decided to come back up.  Once I threw up I felt so much better and it was pretty much over.  It definitely wasn't like normal throwing up, it just kind of comes up without all the retching.

As much as I didn't want to experience that, in a way I'm kind of glad that I did.  It will definitely help me to avoid eating dumplings which are a weakness (and I probably should not have been eating them anyway).

I think I'll probably just have some soup or a protein drink for dinner.  Because my throat and chest still feel a little tight.

Does anyone have any suggestions for or different experiences with getting stuck?

12 comments:

  1. I've heard that if you do a downward dog yoga position, it helps move things along if you're stuck. I tried it once and it actually did help. For me, PB'ing is almost like vomiting...I wretch a little and it's just so unpleasant but at least you don't get all the nasty bile and stuff. OK...I crossed into grossland. Welcome to the PB Club girlie!

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  2. So sorry you had to experience this Andrea! Glad it passed relatively quickly. I would definately go with the advice of having liquids for the next 24 hours or so before having regular foods again.

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  3. sounds miserable! I've never tried dumplings before. I guess I better stay away. lol

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  4. Pretty much the exact same thing happened to me when I had my first PB. It wasn't dumplings, but something much more sinister. lol

    Welcome, my friend.

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  5. I am sorry you had to go through that. I find that 'doughy" things get stuck for me too.

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  6. I am sooooo sorry you had to experience that (((huggggsss))) I'm still doing the liquid thing, so I'm not there yet - thank you for sharing this for me!

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  7. You did the right thing! I got stuck yesterday with a carrot! I chewed it up really well and it still got stuck! I was stuck for over an hour and was in so much pain...I've been on soft foods today - my pouch is still a bit sore...

    Take care!

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  8. Getting stuck is always one of the big fears for newly banded people (at least it was for me) so now you know first hand how it feels and what to expect. My suggestion would be to tread carefully with foods that people tend to get stuck on (doughy things, pasta, rice, steak, etc) until you figure out what your band will and won't tolerate with this fill level.

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  9. Dumplings don't work for me! Kinda like cement in my chest. Neither do mashed potatos. Too bad because I love both!!

    Welcome to the land of PBs!

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  10. I've been getting "little" stuck episodes since my 2nd fill. I say little cause it's only for maybe a minute, but holy cow it hurts! Here's to learning to eat all over again!

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  11. Yuck! I hate being stuck so I keep myself a little looser than most choose to, I think. Glad it went fast, 10 minutes isn't too bad. See you soon (hopefully!!)

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  12. So glad that you didn't have a really bad stuck incident! Although I am sure that it was bad enough!

    I have had some real doozies!! My worst probably lasted about 5 hours, with multiple vomiting incidents and constant sliming and almost constant blowing of the nose!!

    I have found that if I take a few sips of liquid here and there, it will force the food to either try to come back up, or go down....at least if some of it comes back up, I am in less pain for a while....sorry, I know this comment is probably grossing you out!

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