Hey folks I needs some ideas or suggestions ...
Sunday I had suffered through what I thought was a bout of Irritable Bowels, which I thought was due to eating cherries (It's cherry season in the NW). However, by Monday, I was still in considerable pain. By Tuesday I had a high temp and was unable to eat and barely able to drink. I went to the Dr. on Wed. and his diagnosis was Diverticulitis (sp?). I had just received my third fill on the Wed. before and was doing fairly well as far as restriction was concerned. When I was weighed, I had lost 10# in one week.
My question....does anyone know if diverticulitis can affect the band? I also went through a couple of rough bouts with the dry heaves while I was sick. Will this affect my band?
I'm trying to drink as much as possible, but it's a lot of work. I'm either asleep or trying to eat a little. I've lost my appetite and drinking is really difficult (trying to wait that required hour after eathing before falling asleep again). Movement at this time is a bit difficult as well. Besides medication for pain and infection, the Drs only suggestion was to stay away from high fiber and seedy foods for awhile.
I'd love to hear how others, that have been afflicted with this thing, did with their lapband. All suggestions are welcomed. By the way, I'm lactose and somewhat glutten intollerant. Which makes eating a real challenge in itself.