Health

Health Update

Two notable things, wanted to have a record for the future…

Migraines started threateaning to become chronic again starting December, so Topimax was added to my migraine prevention meds. Yesterday I got to the full maintenance dosage, and results should be starting to show by mid-March. I think it’s been better for a week or so now, but could be coincidence. Crossing my fingers.

RE: chronic diarrhea… Questran didn’t help as it was hoped. 3 doses a day, compared to 2, made no difference at all. So I was scheduled for a capsule endoscopy (a camera pill), and that is tomorrow. So no eating today at all but I can drink as normal (with some limitations as to what). Luckily I don’t have to do that absolutely horrible empty-your-bowel-operation-that-is-worse-than-colonoscopy-itself!

The operation is done in the neighboring town’s TYKS hospital instead of in my home town, guess it was faster scheduling it there, so I get to get up at 5.30am, catch my local bus 6.05am, catch the-bus-to-the-neighboring-town at 6.35am and be at the hospital at 7.30am. Then it’ll take 7-8 hours for the camera pill to travel its course in my body, take about 50 000  (!) photos of my bowels,  and then I get to go home. And it’ll come out the natural way in the next three days. Hopefully. If it doesn’t, needs to be removed either via colonoscopy or laparoscopically.

… I wonder what it says about me but I’m actually more anxious about the bus trip to the neighboring city than the procedure  LOL