Monday, June 23, 2014

This time it's not MS

After a sonogram, an upper GI endoscopy, and a perfectly lovely colonoscopy, the verdict is in.

  • gall bladder is distended (whatever THAT means)
  • there are duodenal ulcers
  • there are also interior hemorrhoids.  Well, at least they don't stick out.
  • I have diverticulosis.
Now believe it or not, I know what diverticulosis is.  And I know what hemorrhoids and duodenal ulcers are.   Furthermore, it is no surprise that my gall bladder was distended.

Gall bladder and diverticulosis and hemorrhoids are all in my family history.  My mother just died after a long battle with intestinal troubles and diverticulosis or even diverticulitis was common for her.  And the other two, well it had to be something, right?

Now what to do?  I will see the doctor again on Thursday. Maybe he can shed a clue.

Because I have none.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

After three years of work

TIME HEALS:  The First Nexuses  is finally published.  I gave up trying to find proofers for it, as so few people around me have the time.  It actually took longer to research and write the darned thing, but only since I went on disability have I had some serious time.

As an editor myself, I could have spent another three years revising Time Heals, but since my MIL was widowed, time is scarce.  I wanted to see publication before I died.

Are they still saying that MSers on the average die around 62?  In that case, I can still enjoy the fruits of my work, if any.