Just checking in to let you all know I'm still alive. The last week has been rather a haze of repeated bouts with modern medicine.
Sunday night: Begin freaking out about colonoscopy prep.
Monday: Begin prep and feel justified about having freaked out a day before.
Tuesday: Undergo the hose. Thank God I didn't watch one on YouTube until AFTER I'd had one done.
Wednesday: Back to work, still enjoying the effects of the inflation by the hose team.
Thursday: Visit the internist, who didn't yet have a paper report, but said, "Diverticulosis doesn't cause diarrhea." Clearly she was still puzzled. So we are still working on that issue, which continues. I brought up the idea that I had been taking an SSRI* for five years, and that perhaps it was no longer cutting the mustard. Maybe the GI guy was right and that this stuff is stress-based, which would also contribute to the increase in back pain recently. As usual, the MRI showed lots of little, niggling issues with my spine, but no major thing that could be repaired by surgery. Anyway, we are going to try physical therapy (again), a pain clinic for recommendations on epidural injections (again), and some new meds. Anybody out there try Cymbalta? I'd be interested in feedback. I started it two days ago.
Friday: Visit to the chiropractor** who was able, with his magic hammer, to help me feel almost normal for the rest of the evening.
Went out for dinner with Husband Friday evening, more for his company than anything else, as I wasn't really hungry, the memory of Monday's liquid diet fading rapidly. He picked Mexican. Good thing I wasn't hungry.
Meme tomorrow from MamaDawg, and a more-fun post on Monday regarding fashion and a sympathy gift.
*Select Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor. Apparently, some people's body chemistry doesn't allow serotonin to stay in their system long enough to allow it's glad effects to take place. Like me. An SSRI means it only gets reabsorbed at half the rate.
**Eddie Izzard: Chiropractors. They're different than osteopaths, yes. Because of the spelling. Both very powerful figures on a Scrabble board.