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JANEDOE12345
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Oh, Hi!

Sunday, June 09, 2013

It's been months since I blogged here. Too many health things have been going on to write about them. A few highlights:

One doctor changed my SSRI, causing havoc to my digestion for months, making another doctor order an endoscopy and colonoscopy, wherein they found that I have lymphocitic colitis. Not really a serious condition but enough to make me plenty sick. I eat Pepto Bismal tablets three times a day now. Enough on that...I can't justify a walk-a-thon, so back to your seats.

Another doctor found pre-cancerous lesions on my (pretty) face and I had to have those cut away. Plus a big stab in my shoulder to get some deep-down evil vanquished. Again, not serious. The antibiotic, however, made me sicker still to my stomach for like a month.

Any more of this body talk is boring and you get the drift.

I am single again, finally and happily. I was choking! It has been difficult to break off the most wonderful relationship I have ever had and the reasons are a bit complex. To sum up: I could not commit to the direction in which the relationship was headed.

Weight-wise, I went up to 243 for a few weeks and am now down to 235. I am eating with care to keep my colitis quiet and eventually that will shave off some weight. I am learning as I go to differentiate between what will double me over with cramps from what will be fine...food roulette. The doctor says I have to find my own zone although we do agree that tabasco and chili peppers will sadly never pass my pouted lips again.

So I am still here. No real dramas I guess. I have read my Spark friends' blogs daily. Hi Karen, Hi Suzie, Hi Jane and Liz and all of you interesting people. I just wanted to be a little quiet. My hair looks good and for that, I remain a grateful servant of my Higher Power, who, ultimately, decrees all good hair days and maketh the stars to shine in the heavens...Oh, and the cats are fine.


Look, Ma! No cancer! A picture from when it all got going...



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  • v SCOOTER4263
    I'm so glad to have you back!!! (And that, oddly, is exactly the way I'd imagined you to look.) I had IBS/spastic colitis for years, so I can empathize, to a degree. Sympathize, more so. I should probably do the skin thing - all those years of landscaping have left me with some solar keratoses. Good to have you r love life straightened out, too, even if it was a tough call.

    Yep. Really glad to have you back on board!
    1080 days ago
  • v MCJULIEO
    So good to have you back and blogging again!
    1080 days ago
  • v HIPPICHICK1
    So glad to hear that you figured out some stuff and are on the road to discovery/recovery.
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    1080 days ago
  • v BETHGILLIGAN
    Well, you've certainly been through the mill with health stuff!! So glad things are getting better and even more glad to see your smiling face!!!!
    1080 days ago
  • v _UMAMI_
    YOU'RE ALIVE!!!
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    Good to see your smiling face again.

    Just curious, did you have to have pre-cancerous stuff removed from the left side of your face? (And do you have Irish blood?) My parents have had stuff removed for years, and I had something removed already 2 years ago (at age 46). Seriously, I'm thinking of getting a birka.
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    Also, on the SSRI/gastro thing----much of our serotonin is found in the digestive tract (which I discovered thru SP!). So I often wonder how much GI upsets are related to depression.
    http://www.webmd.com/depression
    /features/serotonin

    Well, I'm a pre-coffee, about-to-drive-the-kids-to-their-se
    cond-to-last-day-of-school rambling mess, but I wanted to say "Hi. Back atcha!"

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    1080 days ago
  • v LOSIN_IT4GOOD
    Love your sense of humor! Glad you're figuring it all out and are healthy again!
    1080 days ago
  • v MEADSBAY
    You are looking as good as new (?).
    lol
    Glad for the update.
    Sux getting old, some days.
    Better than the alternative., though.
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    1081 days ago
  • v SUZYMOBILE
    Funny, I just updated all my blog subscriptions and realized to my horror that, right you are, you HAVEN'T blogged in months. Neither have I, due to lack of inspiration, distractions of work and dogs, etc. Excuses, excuses. Then here you are, blogging again. I am SOOO glad that you're okay and have to avoid only tabasco and hot peppers (and, of course, smokes). It's still a really good thing that you quit that habit!! Hugs!!
    1081 days ago
  • v LADYSMITHC
    Oh Hi, right back!
    Cute photo - glad you got to the docs and got some things taken care of, for your HEALTH! emoticon
    1081 days ago
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