Well went to docs and it wasnt so bad. He wasnt angry with me about
ditching the meds(I haden't told him about
it before today)...but only because he isnt quite sure that I have the ulcers and only because my heartburn IS gone. I will have to see him again after I have my barrium Xrays on the 27th. If there are ulcers then we will add the meds to my diet, which he did know about
. He asked a bunch of questions...how Im sleeping, feeling, what Im eating, when etc and is pleased with the diet I am following, wants me to pay attention to my sugars. However he asked that I start the meds if and as soon as I start having the heartburn again regardless of why I have it (meaning if I fall off the wagon with my diet etc) and call to make an appointment immediatly (they take me in as soon as I call for cases like this) Also asked about
my NSAIDS and he assured me I shouldnt worry since I am not taking them on a full time basis and never have and I have regular check ups and blood work. He would have like to have an endo set up for me to eliminate the possibility of colitis etc... because of the blood in stool but I said I rather not. I just had an upper and lower one a few years ago anyhow. We both agreed the chances of something more than IBS were slim and my symptoms arent severe so....we left it at that unless something else develops. According to my blood work etc and despite my having low BP, low sugars, fibromyalgia (and many side dishes), RA, Osteo, IBS, spasms, GERD, Hiatal Hernia, a sinus condition and several GYN probs...I am very healthy - that made me laugh. He laughed too, but assured me I was..and I do know it. I have always eaten very well and tried to be physically active (fibro prevents that by times) although I am carrying a little extra around the middle too hearty
. I sure am glad we don't pay for medical tests and pay very little for meds (for example my script
for GERD..although close to $100 only cost me about
$5). I think that's about
it...Im in a rush again cause I have to go pick up my daughter at pre school. Oh we finished the meeting with him asking me to call and let him know what that spaghetti squash tastes like, he might want to try it. I really do like my doc (as well as his sec and receptionist) and would suggest everyone try and find one they like too. Makes things much easier. Oh and I like reading both posts from Norm and ckg...so dont stop please!!!!
~ Good wishes from Dee~
I know God won't give me more than
I can handle, but there are times I
wish he didn't trust me so much!