Tag Archives: stomach

Tummy Troubles

3 Jul

Because of all the stomach problems I’ve been having recently, my doctors recommended that I cut dairy, gluten, and soy out of my diet. That’s a lot of things to avoid. Like…I can’t replace milk with soy milk or with almond milk because I’m allergic to almonds…so no milk for me. Unless there’s something else that I don’t know about. I have to take more medicines to help with the issue, and right now it’s only liquids for me. Hopefully that won’t be for long, but in the meantime, I have no idea what I’m supposed to eat! I’m going to meet with a nutritionist before I leave, so they’re not just leaving me hanging, but I’ve just been sitting here thinking like…what in the world am I going to eat…drink? Water.

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I Just Need to Complain

24 Jun

I’ve been in a really bad mood all day. I guess it’s because I’ve been extremely tired and my everything just hurts so badly. It’s not that I’ve been angry, I’ve just been really upset about how exhausted I’ve been and how much pain I’ve been feeling recently, and today I’ve been having new pain that I wasn’t even having before. The skin on my hands is peeling, and the fatigue is kicking my butt! My head hurts, it hurts to breathe, my back hurts, it hurts to move, my stomach hurts, it hurts to eat or drink anything, my bones hurt, my skin hurts…I’m just a hot freaking mess. I can’t even get proper sleep because I keep having nightmares and the pain keeps waking me up. I really just feel like crying.

Catch Up

13 Jun

I’ve been hanging out with my parents for the last few days, because they’re visiting me. We went to the art museum, took a nap, I went to the lab…but at the lab I passed out and hit my head. Nothing major, just bruised. I finished my 24 hr MTT, though, and I’m doing my 48 hr today and my 72 hr tomorrow. So today my parents and I went to the mall and I got 2 shirts which are really cute. That’s where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing. My stomach, chest, and back been hurting quite a bit, but since my parents are here it’s ok. I have an appointment tomorrow morning with the oncologist and one Saturday morning with the psychiatrist. Hopefully, I’ll get taken off one of the medications. We’ll see.

Science Has Started!

5 Jun

Today I actually did some science research stuff! I was using the micropipettes just like I thought I would be, and I put proteins in with breast cancer cells, and tomorrow I will check them to see if they grow, die, or don’t do anything. Then I’ll check some more of them on Friday. Once that’s done, I’ll add some chemotherapy drugs to them and see if it works better at killing the cells with the proteins or without the proteins. They had me look up some articles and read them before next time, and I had to complete my lab journal entry. They were very patient with me and started from the beginning, so they didn’t expect me to know much. That was my worry. My hands shake, and he mentioned that, but I didn’t mess anything up because of it. I’m handling some pretty expensive cells and chemicals, so that’s one of my biggest worries.

In other news, I ate breakfast AND dinner today. I also took a nap. My stomach is a little upset with me, and the chest pain is a little worse, but that was my day today.

Last Night

2 Jun

Last night was so scary. I can’t even begin to describe the pain I was feeling in my stomach last night. It was so bad that I didn’t even want to breathe because that just made it worse. I took my pain medications, but I threw them up, so I took more. I threw those up, too, but they stayed down longer than the first ones, so I didn’t think I should take anymore, as they’re really strong pain medicines. They didn’t really seem to help much, though. I eventually called the hospital, but I didn’t want to go, so I didn’t, because I figured it would be the same thing they found on Thursday. I just had an ultrasound and some blood tests then, which showed some unfortunate news, but I figured nothing new had happened between then and now, so I didn’t go. So I just slept on my bathroom floor because I kept vomiting. I was super sweaty, and being on the floor in there cooled me down and made me feel a little less nauseous. I also couldn’t stop shaking. I felt like I was going to pass out, but I didn’t. I kind of wish I would have so that I could just have some rest of some sort. Today, I was supposed to do laundry and buy groceries, but I’m just staying in bed. I feel better than last night…a lot better, but still pretty crappy. Hopefully tomorrow is much better, because that’s when I’m supposed to start my research…

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2 May

Been getting weird, fast, stabbing headaches and shakes today. Also, I’m on Ambien and Benadryl right now, so things make little sense. My jaw has been hurting, too. It cracks and locks up. My stomach hurts like always. It’s taking forever to type this. The End.

I Can’t Sleep

28 Apr

Because my stomach hurts so badly, and I keep vomiting. So now I’m typing this. Also, I have CSI: Miami on. It’s like 5 AM and I slept earlier for like 2 hours. I guess my stomach had enough of that, so it woke me up.

More Success?

9 Apr

I did study last night, and cleaned too! Did half of what I wanted to do of each of those things, but half of each is progress. Then, I took a shower, and made myself something to eat. I think my stomach just gets cranky whenever I eat stuff now, though, and it pretty much just either kicks it back or lets me know it’s not pleased. However, I did lots of things! I felt really accomplished. I took an Ambien early, and was about to head to bed when…COCKROACHES IN MY BED!!! EW EW EWWWW!!! They replaced my fridge, and the roaches living behind my fridge (I guess) needed a new home, so they moved into my bed. GROSS. I didn’t sleep at my apartment. My friend picked me up and I (already on the Ambien) got to her place and stayed there. I still managed to fall asleep before 11:30, so overall, the day was a huge success! Today, however…I’ve been crying all day. I failed a quiz (HARD) and people will just not cut me a break. I feel like people are just being mean to me today!

Success!!

8 Apr

Today was the definition of a successful day.

  • Woke up, only cried once today for like 10 seconds max (that’s really good for me these days)
  • Got 100% on group Gross Anatomy quiz
  • Drank tea, studied, found out that I got into that Summer Research Program that I was rejected from earlier because 3 spots opened up!!!!! I’d already employed my backup plan and gotten into a breast cancer research lab, which should be publishing by the end of the summer. Sent out some emails, and it turns out that I can still work in that same lab, but through the Summer Research Program, so now I’m getting paid AND published this summer. Best of both worlds!! I called my mom and told her. She’s ecstatic!
  • Understood lecture (rare occurrence in this neuro pathways section)
  • Lunch: no nausea, cracked jokes
  • Lab: Followed along the entire time, finished early, went home
  • My fridge is fixed
  • I’m motivated to study, so I plan to do a little studying and a little cleaning. We’ll see how that goes!

Success Continued…

So I did clean and study! I didn’t completely finish either, but hey…it’s more than I’ve been doing, so whatever! I made myself something to eat for dinner and I took a shower, too. It seems like every single time I eat something, it gets kicked right back or my stomach just hates me for it. Besides that, today was a complete success. I took some Ambien, so I’m just sitting here ridin…except now there are ROACHES IN MY BED!! Sprayed them with Raid, they didn’t die, WTF!! Today was so good, and then roaches!! BOOO!!!! I’m going to Alex’s House.

Monkey Business

24 Feb

So I’m about to complain hardcore in this paragraph…feel free to skip to the next one if you’d like lol.
My body aches, my head is pounding (worst headache ever of my life), and it’s been difficult to get my eyes to focus properly. My hands and feet are pretty much just on fire. I’ve been really sleepy, but for some reason…I can’t really sleep very well. I can sleep, but it’s restless sleep, if that makes any sense. My stomach is hurting really badly, but on the left, not the right. That kinda makes me nervous cuz they said to look out for signs of splenomegaly and stuff, so I’m hoping it’s just on that side, but nothing like…spleen related. It’s probably nothing, and I’m being paranoid because they said something…that happens. My shoulder kinda hurts when I breathe, but if I take really small breaths, it doesn’t hurt so badly. Ok, I’ll stop for now X_X

Soo…I decided to try to be more productive and watch videos that explain some stuff for school…maybe passively learn some of the material. I mean it’s like watching a movie, right? But to cover more material, I played it on double speed, which was funny to listen to. It made me laugh just to listen to his voice that fast and watch how fast he was writing on the board. I don’t know why I found it so funny, but it was funny for like an hour! He also compared connective tissue cells to monkeys and the extracellular matrix to a jungle and kept that metaphor going for a while. That helped make it even funnier. He kept calling it “monkey business.” So that worked ok for the first hour, but after that…I just couldn’t make myself care enough to pay attention. Oh well, at least I got a good laugh out of it.

I had a lollipop! It tasted weird and kinda made me drool (shh, don’t tell people that)…but it was really pretty! Before I ate it.