Guts wrap up

I don’t have coeliac disease, gastric ulcers, Helicobacter Pylori, or intestinal parasites. Nor do I have bowel or esophageal cancer.

I did have a polyp in the bowel, which would probably eventually grow into a cancer, which as been removed. But considering my age, that is a bit of a worry, and a good thing we found it sooner rather than later. It also means that I will have to go through this whole process again every three years. Joy.

So, the summary. Gastritis is pretty normal. Polyps happen to people with a family history of bowel cancer (which I do, but it’s not a strong one), and I have a “mild” case of reflux (doesn’t seem mild to me, but who’s to argue with the expert?). The current theory is that as a vegetarian I had good iron in my bloodstream, but relatively low iron stores, and giving 2 litres of blood in a year probably made my iron levels critical. And that last donation was enough to tip me over the edge into anemia.

And I have fatty liver disease, so I have to reduce my body weight by 10%, and give up the turps. I wonder which will be harder?

6 thoughts on “Guts wrap up”

  1. Some good news, but some crap news, huh? I’m glad there’s nothing seriously wrong, but fatty liver disease sounds like no fun at all ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    On the other hand, gluten is fair game!! Woot!

    For me, the turps is easy to give up. Shifting 100gm? It’s easier to give birth. LMK if you need a walking partner or something. We can round up Nat, kids, various combinations of strollers and slings and then just… walk. Woot. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  2. Oh dear. If you lose a little bit of weight can you still have some wine? I don’t know if a life without wine sounds that good. Does that make me sound like an alcoholic? I’m not but still wine is nice.


    1. I already lost about 6kg since starting to feel ill – and giving up the booze should help ๐Ÿ˜‰ And don’t put yourself down – you look amazing!


  3. Yeah, giving up the booze SHORT TERM should help with the dratetd weight – quite likely your liver will get back to normal then.

    Very glad you’re ok overall!


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