mrs.candida;41721 wrote: The downside of seeing this doctor for me. (I called him) was that I would have to find someone locally to do my blood draw. This is not an option for me at this time.
I don’t think that would be a problem for me finding someone to draw my blood. I am just worried about the distance thing. I am not sure how that would work, since I live here in IL. Of course, raster said he has treated people from all over, but I really think I need a top expert on my case because I am so complexed. Gastroparesis (the gastric pacemaker is the best tool ever!) and no colon (doubly whammy!). If it is not the stomach, then it is the intestines. I really think I get the stomach issues settled down a lot, but my intestines just go on fire, then comes the headaches, brain fog, urinary issues, insomnia, etc. It gets better sometimes, and then other days, it is rough. Up and down, and I would love to work full-time again one day. I am only 28, going on 29 this year, I am surprised I have enough energy to do the things I do sometimes. People say I must be a strong person to deal with so many issues these past few years!
I think the biggest struggle for me on the diet is not having alcohol probably. Actually, I have been good about it this year. I have slipped on on alcohol one time this year and went overboard one night, but I only suffered one day. Before, I could suffer 2-3 days of a night of drinking, that bad. Especially, since it is going to be summer, and I know all my friends will be wanting to go to wineries to drink. There are ton by where I live. It is so pretty and nice to sit at them. =)