Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Abdomen X-Ray

Another Rainy Day In The Hood!
Kisses For Jess

I tried to take a photo of both Emma and I smiling, but she kept trying to kiss me. That was the final shot of about 13. Kisses for Jess because she took Emma to the Green Lake library to renew Dan's book. Dogs are so easy to please.

The fast lasted until about six o'clock last night, a total of 24 hours, until my stomach started cramping so badly that I couldn't function. I had to eat something which, in our limited resources, consisted of raw broccoli and my homemade spinach and jalapeno humus (note to self: horrible combination on an empty stomach). I haven't been mentioning it on the blog (because I feel like it's TMI - for those out of the loop, that means too much information), but I've been dealing with a digestive problem for the past couple of months. It has gotten progressively worse so my doctor scheduled an x-ray for tomorrow.

Originally, my doctor was concerned about a lump in my lower left side, but she wanted to make sure that it wasn't just a hard bowel (GROSS). This digestive problem is my own fault, I've been a phantom pooper (thanks for the term Jessaca!) for years, which is very bad for your digestive system and your whole body. It has come to the point where girl friends joke that they're going to get me the book, Everyone Poops (it's for children). Anyway, to make a long story even longer, Dr P, my general practitioner didn't like the lump and put me on some sort of laxative for a week, telling me that if I didn't pooh every day she wanted to take a lower abdomen x-ray.

Well friends, that day has come and tomorrow we will find out what's going on. Dr P's biggest concern is that my diet is so full of vegetables, fruits, lentils, brown rice, etc. that I should be pooh-ing once, maybe even twice a day. Yikes. That seems like a lot, and is definitely not even close to my regular routine.

I'm nervous about the x-ray. As you all know, I despise radiation, but I need to know what's happening in my body. I want to have a healthy, functioning, happy system, and for some reason, things aren't working the way that they should be.

As always, I'll keep you posted. Unless it's just horrifically gross, in which case I might omit some details.

1 comment:

  1. I think the book Everyone Poops has done more good for adults than children! The one on farting can be an education too . . .


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