Saturday, June 24, 2006

I didn't exactly forget about this blog. I didn't intend to abandon it, either. What I did do was get very frustrated, and had nothing worthwhile to post to it.

The basic explanation: after abdominal pains that sent me to the ER twice, and months of not knowing what the problem was, then coming to realize that the diagnosis of "well, maybe it's an ulcer" might be more right than wrong, I mostly gave up. I wasn't getting the sudden, stabbing pains that had me writhing in pain under the horrible fluorescent lights of the DGMC ER room, but I was having near constant stomach discomfort that only seemed to ease up with food in my stomach.

Yeah, it doesn't take a genius to figure out that eating more when you're trying to lose weight is counter-productive.

And yeah, I gained back quite a bit of what I lost. But now I have a new doctor who, upon the very first time seeing him, is taking a sane route to What's Wrong With This Patient. He drew blood to test for H.Pylorri (sp?) and put in a referral for me to see a gastrointerologist. One way or the other he's going to figure it out, instead of taking a wait and see stance.

It may very well be that I end up with the sae treatment regimin that I was given at the base hosptal, but it will be knowing what the problem is. And if it is an ulcer cause by a bacteria, a couple weeks on antibiotics should fix it.

Then I can start all over again.

In the meantime, I'm not beating myself over weight regained. I've over-eaten and I know it, but honestly, I've kind of enjoyed it. I also know I can't keep doing it.

Funny blood pressure was lower than it usually is when I saw NewDoc. Go figure...

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