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So tired. Went to the Dr this morning bacause I'm not feeling any energy, in fact it's worse. 17 days post-op. Have had to start metformin & glimeperide again. Forgot to tell the Dr I've had diarrhea since yesterday, so waiting on Dr to call back and see if they want to add more blood work. I'm wondering if I'm dehydrated? I'm lucky to get 45 ounces in. Can't stomach whey Protein. Took one sip and started to gag. I may have to go to the hospital at this point. Any ideas?

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No update. They did bloodwork at 3 PM PST and hopefully tomorrow I will know something. I'm taking imodium and my daughter bought me pedialyte. I will go to the ER tomorrow if I'm still really weak tomorrow. For now I'm trying to drink drink drink.

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Hang Tough gabybab, I know you can do it! There will be answers soon, may they be ones you can work with!
My own is getting extra polka dots, this is like the intro to Tale of Two cities " It was the best of times; it was the worst of times"
Bad things first, I had pneumonia last month , spent 26 hours in the hospital,had an MRI to check size of thoracic aneurysm, luckily it is remaining stable, b.p.is low-ish , good less stress means not close to rupture, but they discovered I have a renal cyst, pulled my PICC line because 1, it might have been a foci for my pneumonia but it wasn't, totally cultured clear 2. I guess they thought 3 months was long enough- so back to p.o. foods totally, had Fluid build-up on right shoulder joint, that's the one with the plate and 12 screws from fracture repair of humerus in 2010, ortho wants to pull it out, be only ambulatory/outpatient, perhaps next month? Depends on whether more fluid buildup at next appointment. And now I have to have Reclast IV to address my osteopenia before it turns into full blown osteoporosis, I am having so double vision so carotid arteries need scanned , last week my neck got super- stiff, cat scan showed my neck vertebra are pretty degenerated by arthritis, but it also showed an almost 2 cm. thyroid nodule on the left side, PCP kinda poo- pooed it at first until he pulled up last visit to Urgent Care, said "Well I'll correct myself, you DO need a thyroid workup after all, because your voice has turned husky, pressure on laryngeal nerve? Told PCP I am. getting tired of every test having a little extra findings, feel like I am becoming a Treasure Trove for Modern Medicine! And specialists will be circling me like a pack of hyenas, each one getting a little nip in on my poor carcass!👈😴👉

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How about B12 Patches, or they have B12 spray for your mouth. they have Water that says liquid IV. Got on this site. Helped me .anti nausea pills do not work?

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So sorry you're not feeling well. Hang in there and be sure to tell the doctor every little thing.

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I went to the ER, because I developed a 101.8 fever. My bp was over 200 and my bs was high 200's. The diahreah caused low potassium and they said was causing my bs to be so high.

I had an infusion and a bag of saline. I'm home and still feel weak, but hopefully soon I will get over this bump in the road.

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On 03/16/2019 at 13:52, gabybab said:



I went to the ER, because I developed a 101.8 fever. My bp was over 200 and my bs was high 200's. The diahreah caused low potassium and they said was causing my bs to be so high.




I had an infusion and a bag of saline. I'm home and still feel weak, but hopefully soon I will get over this bump in the road.


What caused your fever, do they know? I’m sorry you’re feeling so poorly. I hope they find you some relief and answers soon. {{{hugs}}}

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Sorry you had such a bad experience. Sugar should fall once you lose weight,at least mine did. It did go up on me but the liquid Tylenol I had was not sugar free. Vitamins had fructose and as crazy as that is I think it affected my sugar. Stopped the chewable ones and sugar is down. Maybe just a coincidence. Just keep tabs and take care of yourself. Sounds like you need some pampering.

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7 hours ago, gabybab said:

I went to the ER, because I developed a 101.8 fever. My bp was over 200 and my bs was high 200's. The diahreah caused low potassium and they said was causing my bs to be so high.

I had an infusion and a bag of saline. I'm home and still feel weak, but hopefully soon I will get over this bump in the road.

So sorry to read you are going through this. The first week I had to go back for two bags of IV’s one with extra Vitamins added. Since then , I have been better. Not completely drained. I am definitely still tired and want to take naps every day but way better. I hope the IV’s help quickly. Please update us.

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Oh my goodness I hope you’re doing better Gabybab.

Please don’t try to push Protein too much. I know so many of us get so concerned about protein, but fluids are the most important thing right now.
The first 10 days or so after surgery, I had 16 ounces sugar-free sports drink along with my Water and I really think that helped me get through those first few days way better than if I hadn’t had them.

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6 hours ago, DanaC84 said:
9 hours ago, gabybab said:


I went to the ER, because I developed a 101.8 fever. My bp was over 200 and my bs was high 200's. The diahreah caused low potassium and they said was causing my bs to be so high.


I had an infusion and a bag of saline. I'm home and still feel weak, but hopefully soon I will get over this bump in the road.

What caused your fever, do they know? I’m sorry you’re feeling so poorly. I hope they find you some relief and answers soon. {{{hugs}}}

No. He said he thought I had a stomach bug. I had a fever again today, but took a tylenol and it's better. Stomach is still upset with diarrhea. He gave me anti-nausea pills as well. Almost lost my dinner.

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1 hour ago, Goody222 said:

So sorry to read you are going through this. The first week I had to go back for two bags of IV’s one with extra Vitamins added. Since then , I have been better. Not completely drained. I am definitely still tired and want to take naps every day but way better. I hope the IV’s help quickly. Please update us.

Thanks Goody. I'm going to check out where there may be a dehydrating clinic till I feel better. Glad your feeling better!

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1 hour ago, Sheribear68 said:

Oh my goodness I hope you’re doing better Gabybab.

Please don’t try to push Protein too much. I know so many of us get so concerned about Protein, but fluids are the most important thing right now.
The first 10 days or so after surgery, I had 16 ounces sugar-free sports drink along with my Water and I really think that helped me get through those first few days way better than if I hadn’t had them.

I'm almost 3 weeks out and these last 4 days have been hell. I'm ok where meeting my protein goals. Water is definitely #1 and I drank 2 small V8's to help with electrolytes. My friend also suggest smart water, so doing that too. Dr says my sugar is going high to compensate for the low potassium. Good news, my bs is only 178 tonight as I'm getting ready for bed, so hopefully that means my potassium is coming back up. 4 days practically in bed all day=no fun. Granddaughter came to visit and set up all her dolls on my nightstand,so we could play. Gotta love her for being creative. Lol

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Wow high blood sugar because of low potassium. Great info. Guacamole ? It has potassium and my sugar has gone down. I am 6 weeks out from surgery now and try to eat avocado daily. Thank you for the info. Hope you feel better soon!

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