I couldn’t stick to the diet that cut out almost everything thing out, but I have narrowed down what makes me sick: gluten, dairy, eggs, and beef. I should have the biopsy results by Tuesday. Sadly, most beer has gluten in it, I found that out the hard way.
Reading this and then imagining myself in the writer’s shoes terrifies me. Like most women (I assume), I started to fantasize, and have made unwritten and unverbalized plans
( I need to graduate before I can truely make them) because of my secure and incredibly loving relationship. Before now, I’ve never given someone a chance for fear of losing them and wasting my time- I was also bearly breaking into my twenties pre Norm. I’ll be 25 soon. I am a different person now and feel as though the new, better me (partially due to habibi) would be incredibly unhappy if some of my plans didn’t follow through. Simply put, I’m not looking to be single in a few years if I have anything to do with it.
After my endoscopy I was told my esophagus and stomach looks mildly irritated, the doctors think I most likely have EE. I think the PPIs have healed most of the damage and I am Helicobacter pylori free. I get my biopsy results around next week or later, until then I’m going to follow an elimination diet. I’m going to stop eating things (or at least try to) with cow’s milk, soy, wheat, egg, peanut, tree nuts, fish, beef, chicken, oats, potato, corn, and shellfish; hopefully I will feel some relief.
Here is a medical journal I read and a few other sites that is giving me some insight.
I’m not 100% sure this is what’s wrong, but I’m desperate and I’ll try anything. I don’t want to mess this semester up. I already have to push my graduation date even further than before. I know people have allergies and are dealing with things way worse than this, I’m trying to suck it up as much as possible.