It's October and only 2.5 months since my stomach/wind/headache issues surfaced but it feels like an eternity. I'm honestly back to square one again. The probiotics have stopped having the magical effect on me. Almost everything I eat has an effect on me. I no longer know what's safe and what's evil. The only food that seems to have no negative effect on me are oats products and apple juice. I'm happiest in the morning because I wake up feeling great - like a normal human being. No stomach problems, no headaches. I love Morning Jane. So free and full of hope.
I kept my promise and went to the polyclinic on Wednesday. I booked my appointment online, made sure I reached 15 mins before my appointment and it was a breeze. Just a short waiting time and everything went perfectly. The polyclinic was quite empty. Not SARS-empty. Usually it's packed. Maybe the haze kept people away from the polyclinic which is not air-conditioned?
At the polyclinic, you can't choose your doctor. It's really a matter of luck or bad luck which doctor you get. Remember my googling doctor? This time, as if there is some divine intervention, I got an experienced doctor. Dr Sandeep was firm but nice and a very good listener. He went through my test results thoroughly and told me he disagreed with Dr TingTing's last diagnosis of IBS. He said there was no way I am suffering from IBS because I do not suffer from any diarrhoea. The probiotics that I had been taking? He didn't believe they were helping my condition in any way. However, they weren't harming me either. His diagnosis is gastritis. He went through all the meds I had taken before and said the medication I took for 2 weeks after my gastroscopy was the right medication for my condition. Dr Sandeep said if he were my doctor, he would ask me to take that same medication for 2 whole months. And since he is my doctor (for that day), he asked me to take the proton pump inhibitor for 2 months.
My feelings on this? I keep hanging on to hope that I will recover. Every day through the terrible wind, the little headaches, the big headaches, I keep hanging on. I can't believe I cannot be cured. Also, so far no doctor has said to me - it's not curable. So once again, I am hanging on to a sliver of hope. I mean, if Matt Damon could survive on Mars... The only thing I don't like about the meds? I can't sleep like a pig anymore. I wake up a few times through the night but strangely when I wake up, I don't feel tired.
I have to keep to a low acid diet. Absolutely no tea, coffee or spicy food. My diet has been pretty low acid all these while but occasionally I cheated. I'm going to have to be stricter with myself.
video which gave very good instructions on how to cook quinoa. I
followed it and it worked perfectly. This is what 1 cup of quinoa gives
you. I eat it over 3 days!
Since my last run on Sunday, ST Run 2015, I haven't done any running because the haze came back with a vengeance. But I've been diligent with my Pilates. I should run every day because running gets all the wind pounded out of me and I feel so much better after running. But with the haze constantly at an unhealthy level, it would be crazy to go out at all.
2nd Oct 2015 - 56kg
25th Sep 2015 - 55.9kg
18th Sep 2015 - 56.4kg
11th Sep 2015 - 57.1kg
4th Sep 2015 - 57.8kg
28th Aug 2015 - 58kg
21st Aug 2015 - 58.8kg
14th Aug 2015 - 58.9kg
7th Aug 2015 - 59.9kg
21st July 2015 - 63kg