Thanks for the comforting thoughts that support this perception I have: though I can make my symptoms worse by eating poorly, I cannot make them better by eating perfectly. But maybe I am wrong: because of the suggestions here, I am planning to try at least a week or two of a very limited menu: maybe just chicken, rice, fruit and cooked vegetables. It won't be this week because we are going out of town next weekend. But soon.
Joy, I have read that surgery over time is no more successful than meds. Can you point me to some data in favor of surgery? I have read so much, I am not sure of my source.
Ashley, thank you for the 3 month drug trial guideline. At two months I will call and make an appointment.
MMM, thanks for that encouragement that I WILL find improvement. I have lost so much so quickly on this front. This week I have developed a cough with phlegm. I hope it is a cold, but I don't have other symptoms. I think I have just lost my singing voice. I used to sing in two choral groups. I haven't yet complained about
the fact that gardening is one of my great joys in life, and it looks like I need to abandon my plant children. But not before the next tour arrives in early September. The downhill slide just seems to go faster and faster.
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