The Journey So Far...

The Journey So Far...

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Day 96

Okay this has been a horrible day and I'm sorry that I didn't post earlier but I have been really sick. Yesterday my fever got up to 102, and just as it started coming down I started experiencing trapped gas in my abdomen and up my chest. I have literally been miserable all night, and have gotten no sleep. I will be back to update food when I can stand to sit here.

Any tried and true remedies for trapped gas?

2 comments:

Rettakat said...

Yes! Gentle tummy massage. I was a medical assistant to an old doctor, and this was his tried and true method. Start gently kneading on lower left (you are imagining the internal shape of the colon) then work up, cross over to the right (now you are over the transverse colon, sort of across the belly button), then work down the right side (now you are over the ascending colon section). It's all sort of like an up-side-down U shape. This should help break up trapped gases and move it all.

If doing it with your hands is hard, you can use a tennis ball as a massage tool, rolling it around each area.

Hope you feel better fast!

Rebekah Costello said...

Fennel Tea is an old remedy for gas. Feel better!