Hi...amazing what a bit of info sharing can cause. I can relate when I was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. Well, it was suspect in 1997..and while reading the information my friend from RRC provided for me, I cried for 3 weeks just after establishing myself in my new career.
One article gave me hope, however...it was the conclusion that the testing of using an ERCP could trigger an early stage PSC into being active and also for possibly causing pancreatitis. With that information I had control to say no to the test...it's been over 10 years, and with the MRI test for the liver/abdomen to see if PSC is happening, it confirmed early stages...still.
So, there are good things and bad things from research, but without the research, I would have probably gone ahead with the test and who knows what I would have been like at this time...
The other liver GI specialist suggested I not do the internet because I'd be too upset....it's like Russian Roulette...I need infomation to ease my anxiety even if it causes me more. At least I can deal with it on a logical level.
It's good you're having a better day.
Regarding jobs...I hope your wife will be able to come to some resolve. Regret is a difficult thing to experience...but interestingly from what I've read lately, we receive what we're receptive to. Simplistic, yes, but hopefully, she'll be able to find some positive in the position. If this job allows her to get to another position, it may be worthwhile.
She's probably got lots of anxiety about
various things...maybe if you ask her some
open ended questions, she'll be able to express.
I'm notorious for taking stuff out on my husband...and it helps for him to say "I know you're feeling stressed, distressed or mad at yourself, but please don't take it out on me". It makes me realise my actions aren't fair ... although he accepts it more than I do, it helps to head off an argument.
Hey, only 8 more days till your appt!
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 twice daily); flaring since Dec 22, tapered every 2nd nite (Jan 3)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!