In four months I see my GI doctor!!!!!

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jt80
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   Posted 3/13/2009 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone hope you all are fine I just wanted to share with you how my GI appointment went on Thursday they were able to rescheduale me for an earlier appointment.So on Thursday I had an appointment at 1 I was able to make it got there got seen and shared with my doctor that digestive enzymes were really working for me keeping away the dreaded D and that I've been able to put and keep a little weight on.My doctor was happy with that news and felt like I've improved since my last visit with him he was so happy to hear that I have not been experiencing the dreaded D and that I put on a little weight.I also shared that there were still some symptoms that still bother me but he told me as people get older they are unable to digest certain foods.He sort of explained why I experience having so much gas but I was not happy with his answer I want to lesson the amount that I get all together.I guess it is what it is and I cope so he wants to see me in four months cause he felt like I've improved a lot.He feels I should make an appointment at another hospital near me to have a test done to figure out why I also experience the urgency that get I just need to be able to make that appointment.Lately I've been really getting bored with my bland diet that I'm on I've been craving fast foods like KFC the other day and tacos lol everything was good with my trusty enzymes but I need to stick to the cooked veggies to get some type of fiber everyday.Well I'm wishing you all good digestive health and sending you lots of love till next time take care. :-)

Marsky
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   Posted 3/14/2009 5:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey jt, yes a bland diet can be boring. Day in, day out. I cheat and have candy sometimes (lately my downfall has been Giardelli's milk chocolate/caramel squares, either in large candy bar size or individually wrapped). It's really best if I don't even purchase these! But of course we all like our treats in this family so someone will eat them if I don't. But it is tempting to eat foods or sweets that we shouldn't. I behave about 75% of the time but occasionally veer off my bland diet. And of course pay for it, big time. As long as you get back on the bland diet, there's not much harm in cheating like this. Unless of course the offensive foods mess you up for days.....in my case it's less than a day now (early on I'd be messed up for 3 to 5 days!).

What your doctor said about getting older and not being able to digest foods we once could, makes sense. A lot changes as you get older. I developed a severe bee sting allergy at age 38 (53 now). It came out of nowhere! Just one example......we recently went to a fish fry at a Catholic church up the street. I chose baked fish but had fries for one of my sides, along with cole slaw and mac/cheese. I work in a school cafeteria and can handle the fries there, no trouble. Well, I was in so much discomfort after that fish fry meal! Not my usual IBS but severe heartburn. As if an elephant was sitting on my chest. It all passed in a few hours. But that was another realization I had - no more fish fry dinners for me. That's a thing of the past! It's just not worth when you feel horrible after eating something you shouldn't.

Keep up with your enzymes. Happy to hear they help you!
Marsky/Mary's story.....
- Diagnosed with rectal cancer, April 1999 - Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, given temporary colostomy)
- Colostomy reversal, June 1999
- Left with IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's every day
- On a low residue diet at least 75% of the time
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening

All in all I do okay, I just use the bathroom A LOT! But I survived and beat cancer!


Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 3/14/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Where do you live that they still have church fish fries? Where I grew up in Ohio companies would come in and do a fry for a very reasonable price and we raised money. I have never seen it done in CA. Also had clam bakes. Those were the good ole days. Now days if we want to do something like that we have to do it ourselves and we are getting too old. These were done by fish markets.

Marsky
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   Posted 3/14/2009 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I live in Cincinnati. This time of year there are many fish fries! Some better than others.

One of our family budget rules is to not eat out or even carry out meals. My husband bent the rule that night and I went for it (since I'm getting so tired of cooking!)......but I paid the price. Wish I had skipped the fries though and maybe taken a Pepcid before hand. I usually don't have trouble with heartburn anymore (we eat baked or broiled foods at home). Live and learn.

We vacationed once in Wisconsin - Door County to be specific. We had one of their fish boil dinners one night. It was delicious! Very healthy for you (not fried).

Well, back to jt's topic. Sorry to derail it jt.
Marsky/Mary's story.....
- Diagnosed with rectal cancer, April 1999 - Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, given temporary colostomy)
- Colostomy reversal, June 1999
- Left with IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's every day
- On a low residue diet at least 75% of the time
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening

All in all I do okay, I just use the bathroom A LOT! But I survived and beat cancer!

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