On this past Friday I started with some pretty strong abdominal pain. It was enough that I turned around on my way to work. Thought it might just be some constipation so I drank a couple saline solutions made with Epson Salt. Epson salt is magnesium sulfate. It is a mild laxitive in that form it is dissovled in water. That tended to flush the GI tract some and that seemed to help. Late Friday night pain started back but much milder. Saturday morning it was still there so I stayed home and started research. First thought was IBS as the location seemed to be across the upper mid abdomen in the general area of the transvers colon. Recent stool test showed clean of occult blood so colon cancer is not a likely candidate that is why I went looking at IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Later Saturday it got worse again and this time the Epson Salt could not do much as I have eaten so little during the day. By Saturday night I was back to almost what I was on Friday morning. Through Friday and Saturday I was thinking gut, bacterial infections so I made some turmeric tea and took some oil of oregano. While they helped with the pain some by reducing the inflammation still there is some residual pain.
Ok inflammation down but pain still exist. Something else must be going on. Did some more research of organs in that area, gall bladder, pancreas, liver are the main culprits. Looked up various problems with each. Glad to say gall stones are probably not the case. Liver is clean but the pancreas now that is another story. In my research I noticed that high amounts of certain minerals that I was taking may contribute. So I will back off the magnesium and Zinc to a few times a week. Daily may be just a little to much. But the biggest problem looks to be diet. Not so much what I eat although I do need to cut down on foods with sugar in them but how I eat. I tend to eat twice a day and in overly sufficient quantity to hold me longer. Turns out I will have to go back to grazing that is eating in smaller quantity many times a day. Snacks now will only fruits and vegetables, nuts, etc. Nothing that is processed in any way, no cookies, candies, or other sweet snacks.
So doing some more research this morning I stumbled on some info that I had disregarded in what I was experiencing such as pain radiating to the back up near the shoulder blades. Excessive itching as of late and large amounts of gas. It led me to something I was not all that pleased to see which is the pancreas. So I have not been to the doctor to get a confirmation but I may in a life battle with pancreatic cancer. Not worried about it so much as I am dealing with just getting into see a doctor for anything not Cov related.
I have already started on a diet change to drop sugar, go very high fiber, lots of nuts, berries, fruits, and dark greens. Will be grazing through the day to give the GI tract the ability to function more properly. I need that for my immune system. Also will be picking up some CBD to go along with my appricot kernals from this years supply of apricots. I will take and eat a couple of them two to three times a day. One good thing my wife is happy about is I really need to kick my intake of green tea up. Being she is Japanese and drinks it already now it is easier for her to make for both of us than just for herself.
Monday is call the doc, set up and appointment and get it confirmed or not for colitis(IBS) or pancreatic cancer. If you feel inclined please pray if not don’t worry about it.