I talked to the Gastro’s nurse again on Thursday, but his answer was not what I wanted to hear at all. I have to do the Go-Litely again! He seems to think that the large amount of gas I’m experiencing means I am still blocked. We had our Date Day as usual yesterday, but I am ready to start this mess all over again this morning.
I’m dreading it. If this doesn’t help this time I’m calling my Neurologist to see if there is any other Myoclonus medicine he could try me on. If not, it looks like I will be buying stock in some prune juice company! I’m already eating prunes almost every day, plus the complete Bowel Retraining routine as laid out by my Gastro.
As for Date Day, we enjoyed each other’s company, as usual, but the sales were basically duds. All this talk of hard times led us to think that we would see some “good stuff” being sold, but that was not the case yesterday. Oh well, we still bought enough to pay for our meals and maybe even our gas for the day. And it continues to be a lot of fun that we both look forward to.
I’m approaching 1,000 items listed in our online catalog of plush animals and dolls, so that is keeping me busy for sure. My goal had been to reach that milestone by the end of the year, but I think I may well exceed it.
My short bursts of energy to get housework done are getting longer, with less fatigue, so I must be improving my overall strength conditioning somewhat. I hope to continue to increase my activity level and get back to a regular exercise schedule. I’ve been doing my neck exercises faithfully now for some time, and it has helped. Now it’s time to add the Tai Chi back in on a daily basis. So much of this just takes will power, something I seem to be low on these days.
Speaking of will power … I’m having trouble saying no to sweets and chocolate in particular. And my weight shows it. Also, I’m keeping a nagging feeling of hunger – and I know that means the stomach ulcer is acting up again. For some reason I have always had a sensation of hunger when my stomach is hurting, rather than one of pain. There is a dull pain sensation when I press on my stomach.
All this digestive mess has turned into a bigger problem for me than I could ever imagined. I always thought you just took a laxative and that was the end of that problem, but it’s just not that simple when the medicine I am on is working against me in that respect.
It’s time to stop writing, as I am getting back into pity party mode here, and I don’t like that. I try to stay on a positive viewpoint, but anticipating this stuff today has me pretty low.
Oh well, this too shall pass. Sorry, couldn’t resist.