I have read so many of your first PB (Productive Burp) and stuck stories over the past two years. I've always wondered what you guys were talking about. Now I know.
My first PB/stuck episode happened last night.
I guess there really is a Lap Band in there after all and I guess that fill on Thursday did the trick.
It only took 22+ months post-op. Here's how it went down:
I was taking my usual nightly vitamins which includes one large gel cap Omega 3 vitamin. Yep, one of these bad boys.
As soon as I swallowed it, I knew it. Instantly. It was stuck.
It wasn't going down and it just sat there lodged in my chest. The knife in the chest kind of feeling. Then my mouth started to fill with saliva...yep...the sliming had begun. Where does all that spit come from? Seriously.
Then I started pacing around the room and lifted my arms above my head thinking that this would help. Nope, it didn't help.
Then my eyes began to water and I knew that I better run over to the kitchen sink quickly as the bad boy was coming back up. So I leaned over the sink and up it came along with a bunch of water. But not just out of my mouth but up and out of the nose. That stings and hurt.
I continued to slime a little more leaning over the sink. Good times.
Then it was over. The whole event lasted about 4-5 minutes.
I can't imagine going through this in public, like at a restaurant or at work. This makes me wonder, what do you guys do to prepare for this? Carry a Ziploc baggie in your purse? Become good at running to the bathroom?
My stoma still feels a little irritated this morning so I'm taking it easy with full liquids today.