February 21st, 2012

Doctor's Appointment, and Health Thoughts

Just a quick thought on this Tuesday morning.

I don't know what the rest of the day is going to be like, but I've got a doctor's appointment in the early afternoon. I'm feeling kind of ambivalent about seeing the doctor today, as to be honest, I don't think he knows what's wrong, and he seems to think it's all connected to my taking the glumetza/metformin, and I'm not convinced of this.

In the meantime, whatever's going on or is wrong with my abdomen and bowels is still going on, and I'm eating very little food. Well, actually, mostly toast and some boiled chicken, though I tried some peanut butter with mixed results.

Aside from the obvious of the abdominal pain itself, I find the running to the bathroom the way I am rather tedious and annoying, not to mention...ah, never mind. Add the fact that I've got the back pain from the bulging disc bothering me quite a lot of late, and well, just adds to the ill feelings.

One thing though... I don't think this is a stomach flu or some such.

Home From the Doctor

Been back from the doctor's office for about an hour.

According to the scales in the doctor's office, I've lost 7.5 lbs. (that's 3.5 kilos for those who are metric). Had to stop off at the blood lab on the way home, as he decided to finally run some tests on me. I went for a Celiac test, an H. Pylori test, and a whole mass set of blood tests, and he'll be making an appointment for me with a gastrointestinal specialist, where they will set up both an endoscopy and a colonoscopy. They took way too much blood out of my body today, and my arm's hurting somewhat, especially since I'm still not recovered from the IV and blood stuff that was done at the hospital.

Stopped off at Swiss Chalet on the way home for a bit of food, and had some chicken soup and a roll for lunch. Not homemade Jewish penicillin of course, but not too bad. We'll see how I feel about that either late tonight or during the morning hours.

In the meantime, getting ready to head out to Geology class tonight. Looking forward to the class tonight, and just hope that my bowels stay...good.