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I have Acid Reflux Disease

I have Acid Reflux Disease

My gastroenterologist called me the other day with one of my biopsy results. I didn’t expect the diagnosis but I also wasn’t shocked. Most people think heartburn with acid reflux. I really don’t have that issue, or at least I don’t think I do. I do have the feeling of smoking a carton of cigarettes upon waking up some mornings. Is that heartburn for me? I thought that was the MS hug. Sometimes my symptoms don’t make sense to doctors….

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Treading water

Treading water

I’ve been overwhelmed lately. I actually missed a day blogging last week. My other blogs were far from anything difficult or heartfelt. I took a hiatus from blogging, dieting and even working out. I just feel very stressed lately because it never seems to end. Every day is another issue. Considering how this year started, the pneumonia, being bed bound, you’d think I could deal with anything. It just seems like every time I get through one obstacle or issue,…

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New Bathroom Issues, yes they can be worse

New Bathroom Issues, yes they can be worse

I always said I was going to be honest when I wrote my blog. I have told many horrifying embarrassing stories over the 6 years I’ve been blogging. I guess now isn’t the time to stop. I’ve had bathroom issues my whole life. By bathroom, I mean bowel. It was very common for me to go to the bathroom as little as once a week, sometimes longer. I many times had to take laxatives to “move things along“. This in…

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A trip to the gastroenterologist

A trip to the gastroenterologist

I made it through this week. It was difficult at times but I stand by my decision to not bring in a substitute aide. I did have my regular aide in for the day yesterday because I had a doctor appointment. She was so helpful that she made herself available to be here during her vacation. I didn’t even ask her, she offered immediately when she realized I had an appointment. I went to the gastroenterologist. Always dealing with the…

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Distended stomach, possibly the MS Hug

Distended stomach, possibly the MS Hug

My Firestick is set up with a photo album called puppies. It is the random pictures that are used on the screen like a screensaver. I have over 300 photos in that album and yet the same pictures would appear every single time. It has been this way for 6+ months. All of a sudden this past week it is showing some of the older photos in that album. I’m seeing pictures of my Boomer and Marshmallow I haven’t seen…

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Today is a new day

Today is a new day

Yesterday was not such a great day. I wasn’t even able to get through my workout. I was interrupted by a trip to the bathroom that unfortunately showed my fatigue. I must give myself credit here because we all know I usually push instead of stopping. Persistent isn’t always a good thing. I had physical therapy later in the day and I did some walking. However I hit fatigue fairly quickly with that too. Things went downhill from there. The…

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Gastroenterologist visit

Gastroenterologist visit

I have to say this was a really nice office. The whole staff was super nice but the doctor was extremely nice. He spent a lot of time with me discussing the issues with constipation and multiple sclerosis. What a nice man he was. After a lengthy conversation together, the diagnosis was chronic constipation. Nothing shocking there, I knew that as did my referring neurologist. It was what should we do about it that needed an answer. He asked me…

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When the back door garbage chute isn’t working

When the back door garbage chute isn’t working

I’ve been having such problems again going to the bathroom. This is an issue I’ve struggled with for years but continues to to get worse. Every time I think I found something that works it eventually stops working. My main problem is twofold. I can’t push and I can’t hold. Meaning I can’t get it out and if it’s coming out I can’t hold it in and I’m going to have an accident. Sorry to be so graphic but is…

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Vegan check in…

Vegan check in…

I’m only doing these “check ins” because I’m new to being vegan. I made for the first time the last few weeks a pasta dish that was delicious. The recipe is in this post.https://multipleexperiences.org/2017/02/09/forks-over-knives-vegan-chef-dels-mushroom-stroganoff/ My soup is still my favorite, it’s easy filling and so good.https://multipleexperiences.org/2017/02/01/vegan-creamy-potato-curry-soup/. I did run out of my almond milk/coconut milk that I whip together for my coffee a few times. That lead me to the half and half. I finally just bought Silk the non dairy…

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