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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.
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  • _CYNDY55_
    emoticon emoticon Blessings to you.
    218 days ago
    Take care! emoticon
    219 days ago
  • THOMS1
    Good you're feeling better and we pray that it will continue. Enjoy California and your mom. Hope her appointment goes well. emoticon emoticon
    220 days ago
    Thank you AKROXIE! That sounds so much like what I was going through, and I still strongly suspect it's something to do with my gallbladder. I'm glad you were able to persevere and get answers!

    Thanks everyone for your comments. It's been nice having the support, since I haven't been sharing this with many people.
    220 days ago
    So pleased to read that.
    Long may it continue!
    220 days ago
    Feel better soon
    220 days ago
  • no profile photo AKROXIE
    I couldn't read all your blog's but having gone through something similar for 6 years in Alaska and having gone through over $50,000 worth of tests, with no answers, I can so appreciate your frustration. For me, they finally figured out that I had become highly allergic to the birch tree that were all around me. Having been born and raised in Alaska, it was hard to believe that in my mid 40's I'd become so allergic. I couldn't eat, would lose twenty+ pounds from the moment the leaves came out till the snow-covered them up, and be so miserable, all I could do was lay down because I was so weak. The other thing I learned after I gave up on Alaska and moved to Virginia, was that it had damaged my gallbladder. However, every test the doctors tried to prove it was my gallbladder, showed it was "fine". It took the head of the Gastroenterology Dept. reviewing my records, signing off on my surgery, before I could have it removed. Turns out the crystals that normally make gallstones, had made crystals inside my gallbladder. That's what was causing the pain, nausea and vomiting. Hope something in all this may help you solve your mystery!
    220 days ago
  • REENIE7777
    Feel better soon
    220 days ago
  • no profile photo MUSHER2003
    I am glad you are feeling better
    220 days ago
    YAY, for feeling much better! emoticon
    220 days ago
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