Sorry to be gone so long. I had my appointment with the gastroenterologist today in Portland and it's a good short-term report - hopefully long-term also. Since I have felt well the past two weeks, we are taking a wait and see approach. Because of certain blood cell elevation levels he and my doctor believe it is an allergic colitis. He gave me a FODMAP Diet where I avoid certain foods that commonly cause gastro problems for six weeks, then slowly add in things one at a time. One of those things is dairy which I dearly love.
It was a very long day - we left at 7:30 and got home at 5. Portland traffic is not fun and I'm glad I wasn't driving. We did get to stop at Penzey's Spices, a big shopping mall where we got a lot of walking in and ate lunch, the Hulda Klager Lilac gardens which are in glorious bloom right now (reminds me of a beautiful Easter card I got), and Super WalMart. It was 77 degrees in Portland and just nice.
Ann, I hope your scalp problem clears up soon - has to be uncomfortable.
Patty, I am glad to say I'm not in the hospital and hope to keep it that way!
Judy, I hope you get the financial stuff worked out. Sounds like a nice day to walk in the park.
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