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#1 whirlway

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 04:19 AM

Well, we finally got moved into our new place. It is amazing, we have so much room. The only problem now, is that I have put things away and then can't remember where I put them. :P (brain hiccups) :lol:
My husband and I started moving the Friday night after the winter holiday. We moved two van loads of boxes that we had been packing, or I should say he moved them and I mostly supervised. On the last trip, he made me stay home and rest. The movers came early Sat. morning and moved all the heavy stuff and set all the beds up, etc. We only moved about 9 blocks, but it was well worth it. The family members that were able to help kept yelling at me to quit doing stuff and rest, rest, rest. I do have some good kids. My soon to be daughter-in-law was a blessing. She worked her little hinny off. I am so fortunate, both of my sons have chosen beautiful, wonderful women to be their wives.
Now for the dr stuff. Had to have a scope and colonoscopy on the 9th. I never want to do that again. I had no idea the prep was going to throw me so out of kilter. No food and no meds, anaesthesia, not a good combination. I meet withthe dr on the 26th for the follow-up, but in the mean-time, I got the pictures. From them I found out I have diverticulosis, gastritis, and yeast esoghogitis for starters. Can't wait to hear what he has to say when we meet face to face. He put me on a anti-fungal antibiotic. Looks like I will be changing my eating habits a bit. Any good advice will be greatly appreciated.
So, I am back to work today, I help my husband, by relieving him while he goes to lunch and does errands. We are self-employed. So, I don't really work, just hang out until he gets back. There are only the two of us in our business.
So, hope everyone has a good day today!
~whirlway


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Posted 11 January 2007 - 04:25 AM

Hi!

I am glad that your move is over and you are enjoying your new home! I really hate moving and I can totally relate to not being able to remember where you put stuff! UGH!

I am sorry to hear about your new gastro issues. I do hope the antibiotic works and clears up the esophageal yeast infection. Did the doctor say how he thought you got it? Just curious......

Please do keep us posted on how you are doing and what you learn when you see the doctor.

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 05:23 AM

Hello Whirlway, what a great job. I can't imagine having to make a move right now, with the weather, health issues etc. I'm sorry your having problems with your GI issues. I know where your coming from, believe me. Well, good luck to you and your husband, great way to start the new year, have fun setting up your new home.

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 05:48 AM

Heidi, I never got to talk to the dr after my procedure, just the nurses. The info I got was from those beautiful pictures they give you afterwards. He wrote the notes on them for some reason. So, I will get the nitty-gritty on the 26th. Hopefully I will find out how I got that nasty stuff, I think it is similar to getting any kind of yeast infection, and due to my non-existant immune system, probably wasn't too difficult. :)

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 05:59 AM

Whirlway,
Sounds like the move went quite smoothly for move. I'm thrilled you had such good help and wonderful family that told you to STOP. Sounds like all the extra space is just what you needed. I know how it is to be working out of the house. Both my hubby and I are self-employed in two different businesses. We both worked out of the house so the extra space is wonderful.

Sorry to hear about all the problems identified in your test. Hopefully the doctor won't add anything to it when you meet face to face. I did find some information on the diverticulosis treatment at a National Institute of Health website. Looks like a high fiber diet. However, you really need to discuss your diet with your doctor because I also found that with gastritis, you need to avoid foods that don't digest easily and a lot of the whole grains in a high fiber diet are just that. I was having problems with digestion and leaky colon and a doctor recommended cutting out heavy grains and raw food. It was a amazing how well that worked for me! Of course that's a lot of fiber being eliminated which you need for the diverticulitis. UGH! You might want to ask your doctor for a referral to a nutritionist.

Please let us know how your appointment goes.

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 06:29 AM

Hello Whirlway!

I was just thinking about you and poof! There was your post.

I'm glad your move is all finished and you can start rattling around your new home. Sounds like you have a great supportive family! Always a huge plus when you like your kids spouses! We have ONE like that and ONE we are hoping will go away :P (they aren't married yet and it's been a 3 year battled of everything you can think of that affects all of us)

Sorry to hear about all your GI issues. Is it Dr. Craig you see on the 26th? or is it your GI doctor?

Please keep me posted, one day we need to figure out a way to have lunch!
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Posted 11 January 2007 - 06:42 AM

Hi Whirlaway,
Welcome back! I am so glad the move went smoothly and you didn't have to do too much! I know what you mean about finding all of your stuff... I do that now and everything is where it has been all along! My hubby and I are currenlty looking at homes and I am dreading the move.

I am sorry about all of your gastro issues. Please let us know what your dr says when you meet with them.

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 10:49 AM

Esophageal yeast infection is a royal pain!! I had one last January and I thought I was having a heart attack. I am so sorry to hear about your other GI issues also. My GI system is messed up too. Take care and your new house sounds great! Take it easy,
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Posted 12 January 2007 - 10:03 AM

Welcome back, Whirlway! I've been "passing through" every so often and was glad to see that your move went so well... with the great help you had...what a deal!!!

Well,you have some answers now, but hope you can get back on track... between being off your meds and fasting for your scopes. I had not heard of yeast esophagitis until your thread... With it being a fungus, hopefully the the fungal medication he gave you will give the fungus a quick exit and you can feel better real soon!

I know you'll just love your home and it's so nice you have the room you do.
When my hubby and I moved into this home... I bought more and more stuff to fill the extra cupboards! lol You see...I have a nice-sized pantry, which I've never before had, so it holds alot of what I used to store in my kitchen cupboards!

Feel better.... big hugs,
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