They Might Have Been On To Something
Remember back to Friday, when I complained about my husband and counsellor giving me a hard time for working to much and letting the stress back in? Well, I hate to admit it, but they might have been on to something.
I’d been having some unpleasant stomach issues last week. And one evening Mr. MPB politely said to me, are you sure it’s not the start of another ulcer?
Now, I’ve only had 2 ulcer’s in my life, the most recent one over 5 years ago.
Both times resulted in about 6 weeks of not being able to eat anything except liquids like chick broth, lemon water and the odd boost. Seriously, it was bad.
So, when Mr. MPB said it to me, I instantly freaked out and went into paranoid mode. Who wants to go through that again?!
So, the very next day off to the doctor I went.
And guess what? Surprise, surprise, it’s a good thing Mr. MPB brought it up.
It looks like I’m likely at the very early stages of another ulcer.
So, the doctor thought it prudent to start me on medication right away and not wait to find out for sure. So effective immediately, I’m back on prescription medication (Prevacid) for at least the next month. Double dose for the first two weeks and then if I respond well dropping off to a regular dose. I’m hoping we caught it early enough that I don’t have to start a liquid diet just to get nourishment into me. But, only time will tell.
But here’s the thing. I am going to be defiant in my stance on Friday. I really don’t think one stressful crises and few long days at work are to blame. Honestly, I think it’s probably a combination of everything going on in my life right now:
- the whole crazy trying to become parents thing which for us just happens to include years of RPL and now the painful process of adoption.
- the extended family drama that really never seems to end.
- starting my own consulting business (accounting will be the death of me).
- being solely responsible for my projects and caring that I do a good job.
- Not taking care of my health enough – exercising regularly has slipped, daily vitamins have become a thing of the past, etc.
It’s just my opinion, but I firmly believe this isn’t the result of work. Rather, is the result of all of it!! At some point it was bound to catch up with me.
While RPL taught me that my body is far from perfect, one thing I know forsure about my body it has a way of telling me that it’s not happy with me, usually through migraines, but sometimes through stomach issues. And so right now, all I can do is hope that I noticed my bodies signals soon enough and I can get my health back on track (sans liquid diet).
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