Feeling much better - no explanation
Thursday, June 11, 2020
I started feeling slightly better on Monday, the day I had my CT scan. Tuesday, I felt well enough to do chores and start eating more regular food. Wednesday I managed to travel to CA to help my mom with an appointment she has scheduled for tomorrow. I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to make it and thought Carrie would end up going by herself, but I've continued to improve.
Today I've eaten over 1200 calories even before dinner and have had no digestive issues, no nausea. I still have some discomfort in my upper right abdomen and into my mid-back and right shoulder, but it's nowhere near as bad as it was. My energy levels are continuing to increase as I'm able to take in more calories and just did a 2 mile walk at a leisurely pace and feel really good.
I'm still going to follow up with the gastroenterologist, since we have NO answers as to why I got so sick and therefore, don't know how to prevent it from happening again. That was such a horrible experience and I want to do everything in my power to keep it from recurring, but I have no idea what to do. I eat really healthy foods, good portions, still no alcohol, no sodas, very little food that has any preservatives or artificial ingredients. I eat regular meals at regular mealtimes. I exercise and am reasonably active. I don't know what to do better! Or what to eliminate. That's what I want to know...
But anyway, I'm trying to be more mindful and live in the present and right now, I'm in beautiful southern California, getting to spend time with my mom and enjoy food and walks again. Life is good and I'm very grateful to be feeling better.