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I Survived... :)

Friday, January 25, 2013

The prep isn't as bad as everyone makes it out to be... challenging yes. The procedure has improved over the years. I did get some preliminary results that do explain my symptoms over the past year. It is an ulcer that caused all the distress, but the good news is that the Doc says it can be cured. So yet another pill to take. She wants a repeat on the upper procedure in about six weeks to check on the healing. Thank heavens there is no prep for that.

Fasting for a day and a half was challenging, the temptation to eat something especially when the family was having a meal was intense. But I wanted answers, so I wasn't about to screw it up. What I learned here at SP and from Dr. Judith Beck is what eased this process for me. Now I have answers, The day and a half challenge was so worth it.

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    So glad you have some answers to work with. And here's to the answers leading to some results -- this is a piece of all your hard work and perseverance paying off!
    1849 days ago
    Our mind wreaks all kinds of havoc on our hearts when we are waiting for answers! I am happy for you that the waiting and worry is over and you get to move foward with answers. It seems your move towards a plant based diet will be helpful for your ulcer with a few tweaks here and there.

    Here is a toast to your good health. emoticon
    1849 days ago
    The unknown is so frustrating! Having answers, even unhappy ones, is better than the unknown.

    Now that my father knows his pain is caused by the growing cancer, he is taking stronger meds and is at peace with it. NOT knowing what was causing the pain was much harder to bear.

    I knew you could get through the prep, and I know you are glad to have a plan of action.
    1850 days ago
    Yes, Beck is fabulous. Hope that ulcer heals quickly for you.
    1850 days ago
    WooHOOOooo! Happy for you that it's over and have preliminary answers. Kudos to you.

    1850 days ago
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