Saturday, August 20, 2011

Dizziness again!

Well this week was pretty uneventful until Thursday morning. I hadn't slept very well Wednesday night. I averaged about 4 or 5 hours. I was scheduled for a 9am dentist appointment, and figured I could catch some sleep after, since I was only getting a permanent crown adhered.

I got up around 7:30am and proceeded to the shower. I love my hot showers. I had just finished brushing my teeth in the shower, and grabbed the mouthwash. For some strange reason, I started getting extremely nauseous, warm, heard ringing in my ears, the lights were dimming, and I thought, "Oh, shit, I'm going to pass out." I  turned off the water, grabbed a towel, stepped out of the tub and crashed into the wall. I was able to stumble through the kitchen into the bedroom, where I yelled at my husband to move and I flopped on the bed. After laying flat for about 15 minutes and some deep breathing, I felt ok. It was scary.

This is the THIRD time this has happend to me now. Once was pre-op, and two times post-op. I immediately saw my doctor and he is sending me to see an electrophysiologist. My blood pressure has been low, and we need to figure out why. My electrolytes have been fine. My eating has been fine, but this is scaring me and I want to get to the bottom of this.

I am definitely getting in at least 1200 calories a day, and getting in at a minimum my 60 grams of protein, if not more. I drink water constantly throughout the day. I am anxiously awaiting to see what this Cardiologist has to say. My appointment is scheduled for September 12th.

I have been very present in my eating this past week, and really watching and making healthy choices. I saw 269 on the scale today, which puts me at 110 pounds down. Prior to my weight gain, my lowest was 271. I am in completely uncharted waters. I am frustrated that the clothes I bought recently are all now too baggy. It just stinks because clothes are expensive, and until I can fit into the huge stash of size 18 jeans that I got from a friend, I'm stuck in my 20/22s

I really wish we could all rent clothes for a month at a time! That would be so nice!
Take care everybody!


  1. I can't believe you have to wait until the 12th to see someone!! That's crazy. Please keep me updated and if you need anything let me know. I wish I could help you out in the clothes area, but not so much! Sorry!

  2. Wow- that sounds very scary. I wish you could get in to see the doctor faster.

  3. I know as your clothes options shrink (as you shrink), it's frustrating finding stuff that looks good but better to shrink out of them than grow out of them, right? 110 lbs...just amazing! Please keep up posted on the dizzy spells...very scary!

  4. I hope you find out whats going on with you, sounds very scary! Hope everything turns out ok.
    I know your fustration with clothes. Whoever thought we would get upset about clothes being too big? I can buy something and 2 weeks later its big on me. I have become very frugal since surgery, I don't spend a lot of money on my clothes because its pointless I go through them too fast, I will buy the $10 jeans at walmart, couple dollar shirts at Walmart, shop at thrift stores etc because I refuse to just throw money away on clothes that may only fit me for a month.

  5. Well I hope its nothing too serious regarding the dizziness. I noticed I was getting this about 6 months or so ago. I had a bad habit prior to surgery and shortly after of not eating breakfast and going without until lunch. Just like you described, hot sweats...nausea, etc. However if your eating and doing like you say, it could be something else happening.

    As for the clothes, I've moved down to a size 18 and got into a couple 16's and having budged since. I wish I could say I moved faster I still have some old size 13's in juniors I've kept.

    Get well.