Well Life Sucks ... Doc Says ... ULCER

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  1. NCFubar

    NCFubar Well-Known Member

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    Went for a fiscal last week and got a call to go back for more tests ... he thought possible ulcer or other condition due to blood found in one of the first tests. Today they do an EDG and I have a quarter sized perforated ulcer. Nothing else BP was fine, cholesterol good, weight good, etc ... just a damn hole in my stomach. I haven’t had any pain or such and only the traces of blood found in another test. However now I’m really in pain ... no coffee, beer, scotch ... no spicy foods like Italian, Mexican or such ... no fatty meats especially BACON just chicken and not fried ... no tomato based foods so pastas, salsa, etc. Now basically I am suppose to go on a rabbit diet ... green stuff ... which the dietician said should include lots of raw leafy greens especially kale I ain’t a big fan of that stuff much less any salad unless it’s on say a hamburger.

    I am sitting here wondering if or when I’m going to tell my wife ... I can just see her pulling out her damn juicer and I’m drinking cabbage juice or kale juice smoothies. I can just see her now going all DI on me with throwing out stuff, planning “healthy” meals and so on ... to a point where she’ll be doing surprise inspections for contraband. I can give up a lot but coffee, bacon, beer and seasonings ... WTF?
     
  2. Darkhorse

    Darkhorse Well-Known Member Life Member

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    You need to take nutritional brewers yeast mix the powder with like orange juice and the pain will stop in 15-20 min- per my MIL she is a nutrionalist FYIW.

    I know they say no pepper but cayennes will help heal those ulcers.
     
  3. ronn47

    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    Hang in there, I'm sure a lot of folks here have been thru this and will be along to offer help to get you thru.
     
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  4. Graywolf

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    I feel for you! I'm a spicy/hot pepper lover and I don't know what I'd do in your shoes. On a good note though, the last time a doctor told me I had an ulcer, I found out I was pregnant.....NOT an ulcer. I don't trust doctors to this day! My husband takes Omeprazole (OTC) for his stomach issues. Hope you feel better soon!
     
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    Windini Plank Charter Life Member

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    Oof. Hate to hear it.

    I have read that they recently discovered a lot of ulcers are gut bacteria-oriented? As in, many can be cured with antibiotics? I don't know if your doc addressed that and yours is the ol' fashioned kind, just lookin' for a way to get you back in bacon asap.

    Hm. A creative chef might find a way to put bacon in a smoothie...
     
  6. noway2

    noway2 Senior Member Charter Life Member

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    Look into papaya enzyme extract. I was having healing issues after an RNY and took Omeprazole. Had a hell of a time getting off it too. The bariatric nurse suggested instead. It works really well for stomach issues and puts a stop to it when i get that ulcer type feeling.
     
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    beamernc LTC - Liberal Tear Collector Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Raw honey is supposed to help with ulcers. Might hurt to give it a try.
     
  8. Mike Overlay

    Mike Overlay Lacks seriousness Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Id be looking for a new doctor before I gave up the only diet worth having.
     
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    JohnFreeman You can reach 113, but you can never leave! Benefactor Charter Life Member Supporting Member

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    No BACON???!!!
     
  10. Darkhorse

    Darkhorse Well-Known Member Life Member

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    Screw the no bacon. Bacon makes every thing run cleaner.
     
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  11. CZfool68

    CZfool68 Int'l Man of Mystery Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Small problem. Adapt, overcome and move on. Don’t be a sissy. :p
     
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  12. NCFubar

    NCFubar Well-Known Member

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    I definitely ain’t prego ... if I am there is something way more off than just a hole in m stomach :eek:

    Yeah, he prescribed an antibiotic and another something inhibitor ... $4 for the antibiotic and $38 for the other.

    I’ve used honey for a bunch of other stuff also ... from cuts and scrapes to homemade cough and throat soother. That will be a definite something to look into.

    That was my 2nd response after NO BEER? :mad:
     
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    Hang tough and do what you are supposed to do. Its only as bad as you want it to be.
     
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    Proton pump inhibitor?
    If so, get papaya enzyme extract. You’ll need it.
     
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  15. Coltdefender1911

    Coltdefender1911 On the couch Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Ulcers suck. So you wanna mail the remaining Scotch to me or maybe I can meet you some where?:) Hope you get it all stright and dont have to become a vegan on us.
     
  16. NCFubar

    NCFubar Well-Known Member

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    No freakin’ coffee. I’ve been up since 6:00 but can’t get started right ... I thought bacon and beer were the worst.
     
  17. Friday

    Friday Polite-Knock raid Charter Member Supporting Member

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    A buddy got ulcers and wondered why. The doc said maybe it's the 5 giant mountain dew's you drink everyday.
    Everybody I've known to go through ulcers had one thing that caused them. There may have been several foods/drinks that contributed, but it was always one thing that threw it into high gear.

    Strawberry-banana smoothies instead of coffee. Delicious natural energy. Feel great, ready to go.
    You might not go back to coffee.