Hi....you sound more grounded today....logically thinking? that's a good thing, because it doesn't sound like intellectualising.
I do have allergies, but not reaching to the clinical levels, so, I'll say I'm super sensitive..lol!
Smoke, I choke and get a headache....but it's definitely worse if I make a big deal about
it..meaning if my temper about
not being able to enjoy fresh air is taken away. But, I have to control that aspect because it's beyond my control. The northern fires haven't started yet...ugh. Oh, then there's fall stubble burning...
Winter..my fave time of year is ruined by wood stoves/fireplaces.
Sundays, the local meat market smokes their meat...if the wind direction is south...ugh.
If your wife is suffering because of the weather/season, she's suffering as you are but with specific reason. I can understand her frustration....I hope you're empathetic. I agree with the possibility of denial....but she hasn't the answers either, and I would think that you haven't just started this behaviour
in the recent past....have you always had a tendency in how you deal?
Today is a glorious day.....I'm doing stuff at home....well, once I get around to it.
The CT for your pancreas is a good thing....as well as possible ultrasound. But, is it the pancreatitis you're more concerned of or possible cancer?
Did AM go into your small intestine? or up to?
Doctors can readily pick up on our fears.....dispelling them for some of us works, others not...depending on the explanation we get and what tests are done.
Maybe when you do get a hold of AM's nurse, you could promise to make the call short and sweet.....i don't know what questions she could answer.
Did you not have a breath test previously?
If you did have SIBO..what is the remedy? What bacteria overgrowth specifically would be suspected...or what would you suspect based on what you've read?
It is possible that you are somewhat gluten sensitive.....have you made some changes to your diet that might make some improvements? I don't think there are any tests specifically for that....
How have you been getting on with the psych sessions?
What's happening with McKay?
ARe you regularly taking any acid reducing meds?.......that in itself can help relieve some of your symptoms I would think.
Consistency in some things can definitely help......since I"ve been taking the zantac nightly, it's helped with reflux.
I still get weird heard (as I feel it) fluctuations....it's an unknown at this point, because my heart echo and ekg and pulse doesn't show anything wonky. Although, when I feel it, my pulse is definitely changing to increased.
I can relate to your fears of the unknown....I'm going to do more research on the heart/pulse stuff and see if I can get any insight. I cannot purely put it to anxiety.....but I do know that when I get the feeling, I afterward feel the anxious thoughts and anger come as to what the heck could this be? One day it might get figured out.....am I worried? kind of. I haven't had any stress testing done in the past 25 years...maybe I'll push for that.
So, the answers you want to hear have to be definitive and not "it's nothing"....right?
I think you need to still look at and be continuous regarding some of the small things such as dealing with some of the reflux you'll clearly have from the hiatal hernia, using the Bentylol, seeing if the back pain, etc is consistent during what times of the day.
It's good you're able to sleep.....
If you do the food thing....keep a diary and have a "small" plan to try. Adding something that's more stressful will compound the confusion and frustration....from my perspective.
If you do suspect something...try that. Hey, wpg has a store dedicated to gluten free foods...can't remember the name, but I'm sure it'll be easy to find via internet. They were recently on cky news a few weeks ago.
Hope the day goes OK for you.
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!