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Helicobacter Pylori

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

First of all with all the meds I am taking my tummy is calming down. My doctor proactively called me two times yesterday to check on me. She knows my husband is away so she checks with me. I think Mexican women can't believe that someone would stay alone in a big house on the mountain. It's funny, just a culture difference. It's perfectly safe here. Yes some robberies and very occasionally something more severe, but I have never felt unsafe. My gardener, maid and pool guy also know I am alone and they all check in with me and we own the house next door and rent it to friends and they too check in. So I don't feel alone at all....and actually when I am sick I like to be left alone.
Anyway the second time the doctor called she told me she got the results of the biopsy from the endoscopy and that I have a bad infection as well in my stomach. I have the H Pylori and a very high count which is most likely responsible for the gastritis and malabsorption. They want to get things calmed down in the lining of my stomach first but then it will be necessary to go on antibiotics to get rid of it. With the burning and pain I know I must have plenty of "critters" down there having a fiesta! So I think this is my current problem that needs to be addressed but I still believe my hormones are wacko and that is why I have the electrolyte problem. so I am happy that my main doctor is taking responsibility to help me attack both problems. She set up an appointment for me on Friday with a GI doctor. So that means I will have 4 doctors now working to help me figure out what is going on.
The good news is that I feel well enough to walk the dogs and will do so. Then I have to go to the immigration office. So I will get out a bit today.
I will be so happy to have all this medical stuff behind me. And I don't mean to bore all of you with such details but many have asked to be informed. And who knows if someone else out there might not have the same type problems and I can help them out.
Have a terrific day!
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    H P that explains a lot and is totally treatable, thank goodness you found the answer at last
    1794 days ago
    I had that a few years ago and had to have 2 lots of
    antiobiotics. Glad to see the doctors are looking after
    you and finding answers. I hope you feel better soon.

    1795 days ago
    You must be so relieved something is being done!
    Good luck at immigration. emoticon emoticon
    1797 days ago
    At least things are looking better for you now. Take care of yourself and have a nice walk with your doggies. God bless you!!!
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    1797 days ago
    Hopefully the antibiotics will get rid of your stomach fiesta. Glad you got the information and relief.
    1797 days ago
    Oh, Sallie...I'm sorry to learn of the H. pylori infection. It's a notorious cause of ulcers, and your doctor was practicing good medicine by taking a look for the cause of your gastritis. You'll be on the way to healing now. And once the endocrinologist has done his workup, I believe you'll also be able to correct the recurring dehydration problem as well. Hang in there; you have been an excellent patient! emoticon
    1797 days ago
    My friend just got diagosed with H Pylori just last month. It's been horribly busy on this end and I wish I had seen your blog earlier to possibly give you a heads up. I'll try and get the details from her to let you know what's in store.

    Keep smilin'!
    1797 days ago
    i am happy you have people checking up on you and happy you now know what is wrong and on your way to be healed. hugs.
    1797 days ago
    Am glad you do share, because we all feel concern! Sounds like you're finally getting to the bottom of all the bouts of problems that have disrupted your life. May you soon be rid of those IV hook-ups that kept recurring!!
    1797 days ago
    Glad you have so many wonderful people checking in on you! Well, h pylori causes ulcers and those HURT! Hoping that the antibiotic clears that nasty critter up quickly.

    Glad you're getting answers.

    Hugs and peace.
    1797 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    Glad you shared! Wishing you the best, Sallie. Hang in there.
    1797 days ago
    Sounds like you are really making progress with a diagnosis and feeling well enough to walk the dogs. It isn't boring at all; in fact, it is quite interesting. Primarily I just want you to get well so you can enjoy life in that great slim body you have earned.
    1798 days ago
    Our bodies are such delicate wonderfully complex systems!
    Hope this latest trick solves the medical mystery that you have going on in your body, Peanut!
    1798 days ago
    my neighbors daughter just had that too. I had never heard of it before.
    1798 days ago
    hubby just went through the infection thing. It was in his bloodstream. We did the antibiotic infusions at home...a simple thing.
    So glad they found out what was wrong and can take care of it so that you can get back to normal. emoticon
    1798 days ago
    Hoping the best in the future for a healthy digestive tract.
    1798 days ago
    So happy the doctors are finally getting to the bottom of your problems, and it doesn't sound too serious (I always hate the word biopsy!). Antibiotics can work wonders. Hope you can enjoy getting outside today.
    1798 days ago
    It sure helps when you know what is going on, you know how to treat it. Hope they finally get it all straightened out and you get to feeling much better. ((HUGS))
    1798 days ago
  • LIS193
    At least you have a diagnosis now.
    Good luck at the immigration office, hope ou won't have to wait too long. We did the fingerprinting in January, got our cards (temporal) 6 weeks later. In 2 years mine becomes a "permanente" and I'll have to change my Jeep over to a mexican plate.

    1798 days ago
    Bless you, Sallie and may GOD heal you, soon. emoticon
    1798 days ago
    Glad that you are being looked after. You must feel relieved that something is being done.
    1798 days ago
    You certainly have lots going on and I am so glad your doctor is on top of things. Do what is best for you and get back to feeling better. HUGS!
    1798 days ago
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