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Monday, November 15, 2010

Not Such a Smooth Move

I've been having issues with, ahem, the potty of late. To say I have been irregular would be an understatement. Four days since a real poop, if I'm being honest, so I decided to take matters into my own hands. I'm not a big fan of laxatives, so I sought out an herbal remedy. I bought myself some hot tea, Smooth Move. OK I'm sorry, that name is just gross. But I bought a box yesterday, and was in such a hurry to get down to business that I failed to read the instructions. Or rather, I read them and ignored them. Bad idea. There is a reason they tell you to drink this stuff before going to bed. I assume they hope that you are in a deep sleep before your insides begin turning out, in an effort to move things along. Rough night, let me tell you. Holy cramps, Batman! Yes, the stuff works. Boy does it ever. God help me.

On the band front, my port incision infection is much better. I have a follow-up appointment with my surgeon on Thursday. I don't think I'll get a fill, although he mentioned last time that he thought I might need one (minimal loss since previous visit). We'll see, but I think I'm good if I can keep my head straight. That really is the hardest part with this, isn't it?

For the Holiday Challenge, I reported a paltry loss of 1.2 lbs, which was disappointing since I had been down almost four pounds earlier in the week. I'm hoping this Smooth Move will help me get back on track.


  1. Pooping is always such a challenge for me these days. I use Benefiber in my coffee every morning. Most of the time it does help.

  2. I feel you on the restroom issues...who knew!?

  3. What all have they done for the port incision infection? Have they done a culture? Do they know if it's a microbacterial problem? Or just "regular" bacteria?

    I have an incision infection, as well and my surgeon has yet to take it seriously. At this point, to try and get resolution, I am actually working with my dermatologist now. He did a biopsy and a culture last week and I'll get the biopsy results this week but it will probably take longer to get the culture results back. I'm scared of what will have to happen if it's more then a dermatological issue, especially since my surgeon ultimately wanted to say this was "contact dermatitis caused by my laundry soap".

  4. (Hijack from my post.)
    The wedding was at Gershon Bachus(sp?). I've only ever been to the area en route to the casino. It's beautiful down in the winery area.

    And about your post...yeah, things in the potty are never regular anymore. Kinda goes in cycles, two weeks of regularity then one week of nothing!

    Remember your water too. Eating fiber doesn't mean a darn thing if you're not drinking enough. ;) Good luck.