I did go to church Sunday morning, which was a pleasantly normal thing to do, but my stomach acted up, as usual, so I really didn’t get to enjoy the afternoon. I did get a good bit of rest, though, which I certainly needed, but I’m still not getting more than a few hours sleep at night. The Ambien just isn’t working for me.
Today has been pretty much a repeat of many others, with the accompanying stomach bloating and cramps. I’m being just as careful as I can with what I eat, and I’m not having any bathroom problems, so I have to conclude that this is due to the Parkinson’s itself. Just like my legs were moving so slowly before I was on medicine, evidently my digestive system muscles are also moving very slowly. The regular Parkinson’s meds don’t work on these involuntary muscles. That’s what the Zelnorm is supposed to be helping, but I don’t really think it is. And, thanks to how lousy I’m feeling, I’m losing a good bit of weight.
So it looks like I’ll be moving my Gastroenterologist and Neurologist appointments up sooner, if possible, as I’ve had about as much of this stomach trouble as I want to put up with.