Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Thanks!

I've got two posts in a row today, so make sure you check out the cute picture below this boring report on my heartburn.

I love how all my relatives come out of the woodwork when it's a health related issue. It makes me feel loved!

I appreciate your advice and encouragement, and I've formulated a plan. I think I am going to schedule the scope, but not until after January for insurance reasons. If I've lived with this for 15-20 years I can live with it for a few more months. The most drastic part of my plan is that I'm going to cut out caffeine and pop. That will be very, very hard, as I always have my cup of tea in the morning and my root beer in the afternoon. I'm also going to try Gaviscon and Coral Calcium, but if something helps I won't know what it is since I'm doing so many things at once. Hmmm. I'll have to think about that.

Anyway, I appreciate all of your words and thoughts on the subject, and will ask my gastroenterologist, if I ever get one, about the things that you mentioned. Hubby also wants me to ask them to check for celiac while they're in with the scope anyway, for other reasons. I hear they've made advances in their diagnosis of this disorder, so should probably double-check it.

2 comments:

SUNNYBROOK said...

Oh yeah...heh heh! Forgot to mention that caffeine and also any carbonated beverages, caffeinated or not, are big culprits. I know I do better when I avoid them.

I am sincerely wondering if my 3rd child has the "family" problem with the stomach hurting, filling full, not wanting to eat, etc. He has times lately when he will skip several meals in a row. Has me worried.

JennaG said...

I'm so sorry you have to deal with this--I can't imagine. I only had it when pregnant, but it was terrible then. I would hate to deal with it all the time. Praying for you.