Sunday is the one day that I blog about things other than baking.
I have been having a very difficult time with my health recently. It all started a couple of months ago when I started getting this very strange and recurrent metallic taste in my mouth. I went to my Primary Care Physician (PCP) and he said I have acid reflux. I said he was full of you-know-what and went to an Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist because I recently had my tonsils removed and I thought maybe the weird taste was a result of the surgery. He confirmed that I had terrible acid reflux and my PCP was, in fact, not full of you-know-what after all. It was hard to believe because I was asymptomatic aside from the strange taste. I was scheduled for an upper GI scope. It took 3 months to get the appointment and over these three months I started getting really sick to my stomach. I could go up to 5 consecutive days with consistent nausea. (May I also add that my stupid ENT told me that maybe there was a brain tumor causing the metallic taste. Needless to say, I have not been back to him since).
So, I had the scope last week and it turns out that all my symptoms are due to a BLEEDING ULCER! Yuck!
Remedy: reduce my stress
Likelihood of that happening: have pigs started flying yet?
I am a worrier. I always have been and I probably always will be. But, since I really don't want to have surgery and would rather this be handled with some medicine and meditation, I am going to make an honest effort to calm down. I am a licensed therapist. I know how to manage stress. I teach it all the time.
Now I must practice what I preach and tune in to my Zen-like inner self. Wish me luck!