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Not For Those With A Weak Stomach
 No, seriously, if you have a weak stomach, this probably isn't the post for you - blood and guts and gore ahead...

So last night, Seth went to brush his teeth and I heard him making a funny sound and I asked if he was okay.  

Seth:  "Yeah, it's just that if you're using mouthwash and then you suddenly sneeze?  It's not so much fun."
Me:  "Last night I threw up and freaked out because there was a pool of blood in the toilet.  Then I figured out I had a nosebleed"
Seth:  "Yep, you win."

I will not tell you about tonight's experience with the porcelain goddess, but suffice it to say, it was slightly more disturbing.

So ... while we're on the topic, the most common questions I get asked about this hyyperemesis thing are:

1.  Do you ever eat?
2.  Do you ever get hungry?
3.  If you're not eating, how/what could you possibly still be throwing up?  (seriously, do you REALLY want to know?  Ick)

Answers:
1.  Yes.  I do occasionally try to eat something mild.  It has to be worth it, though, because it's incredibly rare for me to keep any food down - and then it's usually only a nibble.
2.  Yes, I do get hungry occasionally - but not often. I am pretty constantly nauseated so food usually isn't particularly appealing.  
3.  Well, there is the little bit that I do try to eat occasionally, the sips of water or gingerale I take to get my Procardia down, and so on.  But mostly it's just stomach acid.  It's disgusting and painful, and frankly is probably doing damage to my esophagus, but there's not a lot of choice in the matter.

What?  I did warn you that this post is not for those with a weak stomach.  I did tell you there'd be some blood and guts and gore involved in this post!

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yeishlitikvah From: yeishlitikvah Date: February 24th, 2010 03:58 am (UTC) (Link)
that wasn't so bad...lol I thought for a second you were going to recount tonite's porcelain adventure.

I can't fathom, how constantly challenging and draining this most be for you, no matter how much you are looking forward to the prize in the end.

My few encounters of vomiting were stomach acid, usually spurned by anxiety/fear/panic, kicked my butt. I can't fathom that on essentially a daily basis.

Just think this all goes away when you get that little bundle to hold, cuddle and love in your arms.
childlight From: childlight Date: February 24th, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have experienced the stomach acid thing in the past and I know how terrible it is. I can't imagine how you cope with it on a daily basis.

I can't compete with Seth but when Alex was a few months old I was so tired and sleep deprived that I brushed my teeth with Dove face wash. It was pretty gross.
either_or From: either_or Date: February 24th, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
UGH, i know the stomach acid pukes. definitely the worse. also gross are the stomach-full-of-snot/excess-saliva pukes.
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