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!