Fish bone crisis - day 3
Dear Forum mates,
So, I was doing fabulously. No cheats (except the 'legal cheat' of organic coffee in am). For three days, perfection. It was a struggle of course to fend off the cravings but i managed with the hard boiled egg snacks and lots of celery!
Last night, I was having a lovely piece of salmon at home. I carefully checked for bones, pulled out 2 along the way. On the VERY LAST BITE - just as I'd gotten a bit of shocking news - I felt bones in my mouth. I spit out the mouthful, one bone came out, but ONE BONE WENT DOWN!
Of course, I did what everyone would do in the situation - after trying to spit it up - I checked the internet. The advice was generally, try to push it down with bread or fizzy drink, or go to Emergency Room!
No insurance, so I rushed out to buy a loaf of nice bread and fizzy water. Not sure if the bread did anything because the feeling remained.
This morning, it still felt stuck, so I went to an Ear Nose Throat doctor, and $150 later, he says there is no bone there and the feeling is probably from a scratch when it originally went down... and if it doesn't go away in a week, to come back.
Meantime - ALL THAT BREAD! I am so disappointed. I of course started back on the plan as normal today but wondering how much damage all those bites of fresh foccacia bread (salty!) may have done.
Note, I'd lost 5 pounds already (water I'm sure) and am too upset to get on the scale this morning.
Coming from an island, I have experienced my share of that. Swallowing a fishbone is extremely unpleasant, and unfortunately bread is the standard remedy.
Shake it off, girl! And get right back on track. It was just a blip, and it doesn't have to be a big deal. Well done on the 5 pounds! You might notice a slight increase in the next day or two, some water weight, but things will get right back on track if you do! Add a couple of days to your P1, and you'll be good.
Last edited by ElyMom; 07-21-2012 at 12:05 PM.
Thanks for the reply and I am glad that I did the right thing with the bread... but sure wish I'd had some in the house for instant bread therapy - but had to walk 3 blocks to get some! I think i'll freeze the rest in case of future incident, can just microwave a piece!
Ouch! Glad the crisis has passed......
You've gotten great advice from Elisa, put it behind you and keep on keepin' on. Just chalk it up to "Life happens" and continue the great habits you've been developing. You're off to a great start, give yourself a pat on the back!