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Really? "All Clear"...

Saturday, April 13, 2013

...was what was stated in regard to my biopsy results. That is wonderful news indeed.
However we still need to find out why I am having the GI issues. I have improved enough that I am able to return to the pool, but not enough to plan day trips or make the 350 mile trip to visit my granddaughter (who just turned one yesterday).
So I am still pushing forward for answers.
Your kindness and support here has meant the world to me and helped me keep moving forward. I am not defeated.

PRAIRIECROCUS posted her Today's Inspiration:

It reminded me that I do get to choose my responses, my actions and reactions. The routine action of the Doctor's office is to say all clear and I'm left to go on my way, So I inquired what did the biopsy check for and given the answer. I was just told to use OTC stuff. Seeing that my problem began back in July, I need to know if my problem is permanent or temporary, I do not just want to keep taking OTC meds if there is a solution.

Ah my struggle with GI issues is sort of like my struggle with losing weight. I want a lifestyle solution not a bandaid solution. I have been making changes. My lab results confirm my progress. But the weight hasn't moved. I need a new approach. What can I bring into my life to move me forward on my journey? Ah that is the question... and I am not going to let GI issues hold me back either.

As it is said where there is a will, there is a way.

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    Great news, and yes you need to still keep looking. Great advice on here already, keeping you in my thoughts!
    1862 days ago
    I'm really glad that you got the " all clear " !
    I hope that things will get better for you, so that you will feel emoticon
    Have a nice Sunday !
    1863 days ago
    I sure hope they can think of something to help you feel better. I hate health problems that are not resolved! (I have had some of my own, and I know it is frustrating.)
    1863 days ago
    All clear IS great . . . but still leaves you with questions. It's tough to be your own advocate for the health care you need but . . . . (hate to say it) I think sometimes women of a certain age (mine and yours) are treated as if our problems have less significance and we should just put up and shut up (and take the OTC stuff). No no no. You want a better quality of life than that, and you're prepared to do what it takes to achieve that.
    1863 days ago
    I am so glad you got an "all clear", but can understand why it would be concerning to STILL be having symptoms. Agree with CrazyDog, we definitely have to be our own health care advocates.

    Maybe you would benefit from a Fitbit? My sister works at a computer all day and when she first started using hers she was horrified to find out many days she wasn't walking more than 2,000 steps per day. Now she'll get up several times a day to walk around the building, takes a 20-minute walk when she gets home from work, goes upstairs to use the bathroom, etc. It all adds up! She's lost 9 pounds in 3 months but hasn't changed anything else.

    Whatever you do, I know you'll keep looking until you find the answer that works for you!
    1863 days ago
    Oh, don't even get me started on the billion and one reasons it is so important for us to be our own health care advocate. Some days just makes you want to pull your hair out! Well, I wouldn't do that . . . just sayin'!

    I hope you feel better. Good job trying to find the root cause of the problem!

    1863 days ago
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    That is very, very, very good news. I am so happy for you. And I love your active attitude! I know you will find the answers you need.

    By the way, coconut oil is very healing to the whole GI tract. Even though its calories look high, you get many helpful elements from it, and it is used by your body very efficiently. I use quite a bit of it and am losing weight steadily. And even though it may have a strong fragrance of coconut, I don't taste it. I scramble my eggs with it every morning and put it in smoothies and use it to saute vegetables. Just an idea.
    1863 days ago
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