Early Merry Christmas my fellow blogger followers. This might be my last post this week as I am closing out my finals, and taking a much needed time off from life.
I talked to my stomach doctor today. I don’t often write about my physical issues here on my blog because I chose to focus on my mental health issues and my writing.
At the beginning of the year, I was hospitalized with extremely bad bleeding ulcers. I lost pints of blood before they finally fixed me. I had to give up coffee while my ulcers healed. I went on the proper medicine and for some reason, I had to give up meat afterward. (I haven’t eaten meat since February.) For a while, during the summer my stomach felt better and for the most part, everything seemed better. But I am having issues once again with my stomach, the positive no bleeding in my stomach.
I think part of the reason my ulcers come up is that my stress is always worse during this time of year. I had, for a time, gave up coffee which helped my stomach heal. When I got the okay to drink coffee again it was amazing. Three months without coffee was hell.
It sounds like I will have to give up coffee again. With my stress and anxiety levels so high, the panic attacks, and of course the pressure I put on myself, my stomach over the last few weeks have felt like at it did in February. It is never good to have other health problems but that is life. Eventually I will get my health back under control, here is hoping to a great 2018.
Once I get my stress and anxiety back under control (with a much-needed vacation) hopefully in a few months I can drink coffee again. It’s going to be a long process before my stomach feels better.
Always Keep Fighting.