Posted on November 27, 2012
Running with lightning & a GI update
Hey, how was your day?
I just got back from visiting my elderly folks which is always quite interesting.
There’s a huge storm coming in tonight & it’s expected to bring heavy rain, lightning, hail, isolated thunderstorms, the works. So I texted Cristin about canceling our run. She suggested we go to the gym.
Me: Do you think it’s okay if I run if there’s lightning?
Mike: Yeah, why not!? Don’t worry about things you can’t control.
Me: But what if I get hit, then I’ll die & you would be sad.
Mike: Only 20% of people hit by lightning die. Besides if you get hit, it would hurt like heck, but it’d be cool! Like how cool would it be to get hit by lightning!?
Yeah, we have deep conversations.
So needless to say, I think I’ll be hitting up the gym with Cristin tomorrow.
Earlier this month, I went in for an ultrasound that revealed “floaters” in the gallbladder and a cyst on the liver.
Then my GI doc ordered an MRI so he could see more detail.
You guys should all be proud of me not hurting anyone when they took my coffee away 2 mornings.
The MRI came back “normal” but my doc wanted to get a third opinion before he rules the gallbladder out. Also the cyst came back okay too.
My doc ordered a gastric emptying study. Which is a pretty cool medical test if you ask me. The instructions read “do not eat breakfast, we will provide toast with jelly, eggs, oatmeal & water.” Which is laced with trace amounts of nukes. Yay, I get to eat nukes! It’s scheduled for next week.
Then he said something about doing an endoscopy. I am not happy about that, but at this point, I’ll do whatever it takes to feel better. You know, like a productive human in society.
My gut still hurts every day, mostly in the afternoon & evening.
I’m probably gonna die.
Dang tourettes again.
I love my doc and completely trust him. However, I’ve been feeling like I’m not explaining how I feel in a way for him to understand. You see, I have a hard time explaining what’s in my head. Does that even make sense?
Anyway I sent him an email Sunday night with more information. His office called & he wants to see me tomorrow afternoon. Mike’s going with me to interpret for me because he speaks Jacqueline.
Yeah, that’s right, I have people. 😉
So there ya have it. I’m still in pain and have no answers…yet.
I’m being very patient while he tries to unravel the mystery of this perplexed gut of mine. I let this go on for wayyyy too long, I’m more than okay allowing him taking his time to pinpoint the problem & treat it.
Is there any type of weather you won’t exercise in?
Any other GI sufferers out there?
Or any other type of chronic pain?
This is totally random, but what was the first blog you found?