catch up here). He did an upper endoscope and confirmed that I had the H.pylori bacteria (and NO signs of ulcers or cancer) so I was prescribed Prevpac: 2 antibiotics and Prevacid. 3 days before I started the Prevpac, I started taking probiotics twice a day to avoid any side effects of the antibiotics (ladies...you know what I'm talking about). I continued the probiotics 2 days after finishing the antibiotics. It worked! I had no side effects. All that was fine and well, but my GI doctor wanted me to have an ultrasound of my gall bladder, liver, pancreas, aorta and kidneys. He was more concerned about my gall bladder than anything he saw on the endoscope. The ultrasound confirmed gall stones and it also picked up something on my liver. nice. The doctors were pretty sure it was a hemangioma (you can read about it here if you want) which is harmless. I went for an MRI that confirmed the suspicion. So relieved. But now I have to have gall bladder removed, which I understand is no big deal. It's done almost drive-thru. That's scheduled for the end of this month. Thankfully I've had NO pain episodes caused by my gall bladder since complaining to my doctor back in December.
(Great-Grandpa praying a blessing over Stephanie)
On May 17th our family was thrust into a crisis over which we had no control. I was in panic mode for 3 days. At that point, my mind and body could take no more so I surrendered the situation to God. Yes, I know, I should have done that right away but my humanness takes charge sometimes. Lessons we learn, right? The situation has not yet resolved itself, but I no longer allow it to control me. (Truth be told - I have moments of weakness. Those are the times I call on my husband and friends to help rein me back in. Prayer is an AWESOME thing!) There's been anger and hurt. Those things can wear a person out!
One of our bathrooms has been under construction/being remodeled for way too long. But did you read all that stuff going on? Seriously. Whose idea was that? (That's a running joke at my house: I have LOTS of GREAT ideas that end up being LOTS of WORK at inopportune times. But hey...I'll get them done eventually.)
* Speaking of in-over-my-head projects...Since having to scan 90% of the pictures (she was born before the digital camera age) for my daughter's slide show, I have decided I need to/want to/should start scanning all of my old photos...by my birthday in August. Good golly! Whose idea was that? *
Now that school is out, I shall take up my 'Summer' schedule ~ staying up late and sleeping in. It's highly likely you'll see much more of me. Lucky you. *wink*
*Did I say 'quick catch up'? Hmmm...can't believe everything you read, huh?