Esophageal Dilation Did Not Work

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  1. ThreeJane

    ThreeJane Me Love Your Face

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    Well, I had high hopes for this procedure, went through with it, have a bit of a sore throat, and everything is still the same.

    Guess I'll be going to Dr. Big Name in Seattle after all. :(

    Thanks for the rant space.
     
  2. sisterpine

    sisterpine Goshen Farm Supporter

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    I am sorry to hear that the problem was not corrected by this procedure. You are in my prayers for a good result, stamina to see it through and a quick recovery! Sis
     

  3. Nan

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    Oh hon....hope you can get some relief very quickly...and here's hoping it is nothing serious!!!! I will continue to keep you in my prayers!!!!!! In the mean time...try some smoothies and creamed soups!!!!!
     
  4. via media

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    Aw, I'm sorry it didn't work. Maybe having the procedure done will help the specialist zero in on the true cause. I hope things will improve for you. In the meantime, be very careful when you eat.

    /VM
     
  5. Terri

    Terri Singletree & Weight Loss & Permaculture Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    Well, BLAST! :flame:

    Try to consume enough to keep up your strength, OK?
     
  6. Bink

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    Ugh. I was hoping to hear that did the trick.
    Here's hoping Dr. BigName can put you to rights.
     
  7. ThreeJane

    ThreeJane Me Love Your Face

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    I asked hubby last night, "How much more weight do you think I could stand to lose? 20 pounds? Less?"

    He looked me right in the eye and said, "You're too thin now."

    Bless his heart. I'm having trouble keeping weight on and he's having trouble losing it. :rolleyes:
     
  8. wr

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    Until you get this sorted out, I recomend that you start drinking protein shakes a couple times a day, along with what you can eat - possibly more to maintain your weight. I know you can pick up a powdered version in many higher end sports training facilities but I couldn't guarantee the contents. You may want to do a google search and come up with a recipe that suits your needs. When I was training, I used egg, fruit, bee pollen, another source of protein. milk and ice in the blender. Another option that's not so tasty is those little canned drinks that are intended for dieters as a meal replacement as long as you use them more frequently and in conjunction with what you can eat. They are fairly hateful to drink because they are thick and gritty. I would also suggest you might be able to make some soups and eat them with less problems, perhaps a hearty split pea or some of the cream soups. I've also known people with similar problems to drink milkshakes for the additional calories to help maintain their weight till a solution can be found.
     
  9. Lisa in WA

    Lisa in WA Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'm sorry 3J. I was so hoping this would do the trick.
    I know you have lots of eggs...do you like custard? That would slide down easily and has lots of calories if you make it with cream.
     
  10. Nan

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    Hey 3j...if you are trying to maintain your weight...make SURE you eat carbs too! If you eat protein shakes etc...or eggs and cream....it can put you into ketosis! You would lose even more weight!
     
  11. Lisa in WA

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    Custard has lots of sugar in it...no danger of ketosis.
     
  12. Alice In TX/MO

    Alice In TX/MO More dharma, less drama. Supporter

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    Your esophagus may be sore from the procedure. It may be better by Monday.

    Huggs,
    Rose
     
  13. cast iron

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    Sorry to hear that, come on out here to Virginia Mason and they will fix you up. Good talented people at VM.
     
  14. vicki in NW OH

    vicki in NW OH Well-Known Member

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    Esophageal problems, difficulty swallowing, and losing weight can be symptoms of celiac disease. Have they tested for this?
     
  15. wr

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    ThreeJane, you did mention that this did start with intentional weight loss and I'm curious what method you were using when this started? Is there any chance that you now have an imbalance because you eliminated a food group?

    nan, I think you missed my point or I misworded my thoughts, I suggested certain things along with what she is able to eat, not as an exclusive diet. One of the reasons I suggested soups is because the soups I make are quite hearty and essentially a complete meal. The reason I put emphasis on protein is to prevent further loss of muscle mass and the risk of anemia on top of other problems. I am sorry if anyone felt I was suggesting otherwise.
     
  16. tallpines

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    One of my neighbors had problems that sound very similar to yours.

    The dilatation did not work for her either-------I think she had it done twice.

    Then the Dr. Big Name did surgery (about 3 years ago)...................and she's been fine ever since.

    I wish you well.
     
  17. largentdepoche

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    I'm sorry it didn't work :(

    I'm praying they'll diagnose what's wrong and they can fix it.

    Kat
     
  18. Nan

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    Oh sorry ya'll...WR. and..Lisa in Idaho....I wasn't commenting on something that either one of you said...I was just thinking I would throw that in there...because I don't want her to lose more weight and sometimes folks don't think about the carbs.....but I didn't add that because you all had suggested something else....I was just thinking out loud....and I think that soups and custards sound like great things to eat....

    Sometimes when someone posts after someone else posts...it seems like it is a reflection on what the last person said...but in actuality it was just a response to her problem with losing weight and not being able to keep it stable! IF she JUSt ate the protein shakes, eggs, cream, cheese, etc...she would lose more weight and not everyone knows that.... Ya'll Just caught me getting into my mothering mode.. :) .sorry if it sounded as if I was disagreeing with ya'll...cuz I wasn't! :)
     
  19. Lisa in WA

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    Lol...I wasn't worrying about it!
     
  20. Pony

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    Well... I just had to self-edit the word I said, cuz I couldn't type it, but it was a common word denoting disappointment, frustration, and a host of other things.

    Mostly sympathy and disappointment, though.

    I'm so sorry it didn't work, TJ. I continue to pray for your well-being, and that the docs will figure out how to help you and restore you to health.

    Pony!