It's coming up on a month since my last blog post and a lot has been happening!
If you read my last post, I was about to go on a weekend away with my girlfriends and I was worried about how my band would tolerate all the different foods I would be eating. Well, I had a fantastic weekend and my band and I were on our best behaviour. No hiccups whatsoever I took things slow and drank A LOT of hot tea.
Since then my band has been generally pretty good. This last week I have found it to be especially finnicky, during the mornings typically. Of late, I've not been able to tolerate even hot drinks until about lunch time. Normally this isn't too much of a problem however, I have just started a course of Roaccutane. For those who don't know what this is, it's a particularly potent immunosuppressant used for the treatment of acne.
I've been struggling with adult acne for the past 3 or so years and finally saw a dermatologist who prescribed Roaccutane. The side effects of this drug are almost endless. I currently take one tablet twice a day and it must be with food otherwise it wont be absorbed properly. This has become a problem as I can't drink, let alone eat in the mornings atm. I feel like this has been stressing me out a little and today I nearly went in for an emergency appt with my surgeon however half an hour ago I managed to drink a little tea so my panic has decreased a little.
I'm not sure whether it's an accumulation of stress about work, uni, acne and lapband but my band isn't loving life lately.
Who else is on struggle street today!?