Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Great news from the lab results... everything checkouts okay.
Now for the interesting news. I CAN heal the ulcer. Notice I wrote "I CAN". Apparently the ulcer developed from taking baby aspirin. I recently read that it should be taken with a glass of warm water to help it dissolve. It seems that the aspirin I took just sat in my stomach and ate a little hole in it. My bad for not drinking enough water. So for now, no aspirin for me.
What surprised me is the focus on what we cannot have... healing through deprivation?
Here are part of the standard instructions:
"Avoid tobacco, alcohol, chocolate, peppermint, greasy foods, spicy foods, and acidic foods like citrus and tomato." (don't smoke, rarely drink, fried food- yuck, fatty foods -yuck, but spicy and acidic whoa! looks like all that is left are carbs and some steamed veggies.)
"Eat smaller, more frequent meals."
(oh yes just what I need to do... eat more frequently)
So what's a girl to do? Figure out what I should do. A better path for me is what do I need to focus on to heal.
Sifting through contradictory information is making not only my head spin, but also my stomach.