Today, the pain has come down tremendously but I have to deal with one of the side effects. Nausea and vomiting. I have been vomiting for the whole day. After I brushed my teeth morning and took a cup of water this morning, less than 5 minutes later, I started to vomit. Of course, there is nothing but water to vomit. And for the past one week, I have been vomiting the first meal of the day. But for today, it was bad because I could not eat any solid food as it will surely trigger vomiting. So, I have to drink some Milo a bit at a time to gain back some energy because I really feel very weak. At the time of writing this post, I only managed to take in about three scoops of porridge for my lunch without triggering the vomiting. And if I am not careful, I will vomit whatever I have eaten for the day. The drug metroclopramide is not very helpful in preventing the vomiting. My gastroenterologist said this is the painkiller side effect and other than the anti-vomiting drug, there is nothing much else I can do. So now, I am eating very small portions throughout the day. I just hope to eat enough of calories to sustain my body for the day.
I have turned to my TCM practitioner for help to deal with the edema. She has prescribed some herbs that has been grinded into powdery form. She said the medication is toxic and should help to flush out the excess water in my body. So far the flush has not taken place but the medication did caused me to have stomach ache and irritation. I believe it's helping because my stomach does not feel so full. I will complete the first course of the medication tomorrow and hope to see some improvements.