Friday, March 20, 2009

I'm afraid to eat

Dude, TMI, really, click away now. I can't help myself.

Well, I just had the most disturbing bathroom experience I've had since last week.

I just got my gall bladder out and therefore I expect a certain amount of diarrhea, especially if I eat something fattening. But this is ridiculous.

I just about didn't eat anything yesterday since I felt so bad from over doing it the night before. Really, for the entire day all I ate was 2 bowls of cheerios and 2 pieces of toast. And this morning I didn't eat anything till just a couple of minutes ago. I was fasting for my P4 (I hear that helps) and then I was afraid to eat. But hunger got the best of me and I ate a cheese sandwich- 2 pieces of bread and 2 pieces of cheese. I ate the same sandwich just fine a few days ago (post surgery). But today, I had to run to the bathroom not 15 minutes later.

Ok, what do I see in the toilet (that I wasn't expecting)? My metformin. That's right, still intact, tossed out of my body like garbage.

So, now I'm really afraid to eat cause I'll either crap it out in record time or it will spike my insulin cause my beloved metformin was not properly absorbed.

Maybe it would be alright to take another met, but over doing the met can have some pretty serious consequences, I think I will hold off.

Ok, but I am officially terrified to eat. I've got some fat free yogurt that I may attempt this afternoon. This sucks.


Nichole said...

Oh my gosh sweetie! That is horrible! I really hope you get to feeling better soon! BIG HUGS!

Michelle said...

Oh no! I hope you get back to normal soon. This scares me! I'm feeling like that now and mine's still there.
Did you ever have issues with the metformin? I wasn't able to stay on it because I had such horrible GI issues with it. Kinda like you just discribed.

Amanda said...

I've never had any real issues with met, so this is definitely all the result of GB removal.

Danny and Jillian said...

I have been taking Metformin off and on for a few years. You didn't lose the pill, it's the shell of the pill (in a way). I was told by my doctor that this happens. I also did some research about it. So, don't worry, it wasn't a waste to take it. It was just more like a ghost that you saw. :) ~Jillian~

Amanda said...

Um, yes, I did loose the pill. I didn't want to say this, but I fished the pill out and split it in half to see how much I had digested already. As a biological engineer, I know about time release materials, and by the appearance of the pill's cross section, I can reasonably estimate that I didn't digest very much of that pill. I know, I'm gross. I washed my hands VERY well after that.

Danny and Jillian said...

Hmmm, well, maybe no one else had tried to really examine it like you did! hehe That would definitely be a waste to take it every time, if it isn't fully digested. Makes me wonder now. Thanks for the info. ~Jillian~

meggo said...

Wow, Amanda, now I am scared to get my gb out! Your bathroom experience is horrible, but it is about what is going on with me as I wait for surgery. I sure hope that changes.

I need to pay attention to what is dropping in the toilet even more closely now. As if I have not been keenly aware of everything from color to consistency :Z