2012 - I had Vertical Sleeve Gastric Surgery in October 2012, and this is my journey to push the fat girl aside and start living life without fear of lawn chairs, the middle seat, clothing shops and high heels. Among other things.

2017 - I'm preop for the Duodenal Switch procedure for my sleeve to help me get to goal weight....and to fix another hiatal hernia.

Friday, June 14, 2013

ABC - Always Be Chewing

Well, last night was my first big scare with the sleeve.

Chew everything well... that is a tough one for me and last night this bite me in the ass big time. Or the stomach really.

Dinner was 2 babybel, 1oz goat cheese, 3/4 of a green apple and 15 thin-triskets.

AND... I didn't chew the apple very well, nor did I cut it up.  About 30 min after eating, I started to get uncomfortable... then hot and really uncomfortable... then I got a sharp pain I my sternum and sides.  I went in a barfed a couple times. 

Second barf I saw a big 'ol chunk of apple... like half the tip of my thumb sized and knew that I was in trouble.  Apple skin is not particularly digestible AND that is a good size piece - for sure enough to jam up the bottom in there.

I was terrified. Did I break it? did I just tear my stomach? Did my appendix just give out?  Have I damaged myself?  Yikes. 

I walked around like a woman in labor - breathing hard and stretching and sipping water for about 10 minutes Then boom. It was gone.

ABC - Always Be Chewing!!!!


  1. How scary! Thanks for the reminder!

  2. Yikes! That is scary. I was thinking we'd be safe past a certain point. I need to rededicate myself to chewing.