Good (almost) afternoon everyone!!
I arrived at work a 'tad' later than usual today because I had a follow-up appointment with my doctor to go over my test results from a couple of weeks ago.
Thankfully, they found nothing seriously wrong with me.
He said that a couple of the biopsies that they took showed some signs of gastritis - which is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach. I was looking online for what causes it and found this: "The main acute causes are excessive alcohol consumption or prolonged use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (also known as NSAIDs) such as aspirin or ibuprofen."
It must have been all that aspirin I took down in Rhode Island when I was playing softball.
Sure, that must be it. ;-)
Either way, my doctor said it was nothing to be concerned about, and they found no traces of the h. pylori bacteria anywhere, which is great news. That's the bacteria that's linked to acid reflux as well as a host of other stomach 'issues'.
He suggested that I continue taking Prilosec for the rest of the month and then I can stop taking it. I've been feeling fine (knock on wood) for the past few weeks, so it must have been a result of me acting like I was a 20 year old staying out late and drinking a bit more that I maybe should have been. :-)
He also took some blood so that he could check my cholesterol numbers and make sure everything was still OK in that department. Hopefully at this time next week I'll receive a clean bill of health and I can concentrate on shedding some pounds.
Speaking of, he was happy to hear that I'd joined a gym and was thrilled that I've already lost a few pounds since I was in there a few weeks ago.
Now I just have to avoid 'Pizza Night' tonight at the gym. HA!!!
Well, that's all I have for today. I hope you all have a great day and a fun-filled weekend!!!
Be sure to check out Jim's blog....there's a new entry out there today, featuring yet another totally goofy video of me.