It’s Positive…

So there it is. I got the call back from my DR this morning. I have the H. Pylori virus, an article here is really good: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helicobacter_pylori. The amount of pills I have to take for 2 weeks is ridiculous.  However, I’ve been assured that this will solve the problem.

 

I’ve been doing a lot of reading up on this stuff, and I’m at a loss for how I got it. There seems to be a lot of things like a cleanliness factor. While I am a super clean person, and very big on washing my hands, others aren’t. I could have easily have gotten this from a waiter whom didn’t wash their hands. I could have gotten this from being near someone who had it and their spit came my way. I could have gotten this from infected water or milk.

 

A big infector, though, in this article http://epirev.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/22/2/283, is the common house fly. We have some house flies, because we have a doggie door. I’ll bet that is where I’ve transmitted this from. It makes perfect sense.

 

I almost feel ashamed. This isn’t something someone should get in today’s day and age. I’m glad I caught it, though, because leaving it undetected could result in Stomach Cancer, it not a great chance, but it’s a chance. So, if you have it, you should try to get it cleared up.

 

Off to work and then off to get all of my prescriptions.

Fizz

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About Fizz

*I'm a Northern Girl livin' in the South. *I graduated with a BS in Geophysics from Michigan Technological University (MTU). *I have critters: 2 dogs & 1 cat. *I love thunder and rain days. Too much sunshine gets on my nerves. (How I survive in Texas I do not know!) *I'm trying to remove swearing from my vocabulary (Good Luck!). *I'm the last single in my group of friends. The rest of the turn coats got married. *Sadly, the above friends are now procreating. Now the world will have yet more strange and twisted individuals that will have to go to an Engineering School to survive. *Yoopers do exist. Look on a map. *Marvin the Martian and I have a lot in common. We're both cranky when crossed and generally like our own way. *I will never be a model! (Thank god, that starvation stuff has GOT to be painful!!!). *I am not Fat! (Even though that little voice behind my right ear might tell me that every single day). *I am normal. Whatever that means! *Yes, you can be smart and not be a geek. *I've been told I'm not boring. We'll see. *Much to my irritation, I have been described as Eccentric. *I cannot spell! *Being Single is a frame of mind. *Who said life was fair?
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13 Responses to It’s Positive…

  1. JoAnn says:

    Well, glad to hear that what you have is treatable. I shudder to think of wait staff not washing their hands but we both know that happens! Take care of yourself. Hugs

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  2. Terry says:

    Glad you are being treated and hope you feel chipper real soon.

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  3. Shelly says:

    Get well darlin!

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  4. CAROL says:

    YIKES GET WELL SOON for sure I wil read up on it too. Traveling you can come across just about anything that is for sure. I bet you got it in FLA. Take care : ) PS my twitter is blocked and trying to get it fixed is a headache.. will let you know : (

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  5. Beth says:

    I had that virus. It was discovered when I had ulcers. I took the antibiotic and it cleared it up. You will find the antibitotic leaves the most awful taste in your mouth. I thought I would never get that taste out of my mouth. Maybe they use a different antibiotic now. Let us know. Good luck!!

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  6. Teri says:

    hmmm – very interesting – sorry you HAD it – it is going going – soon to be gone!! Prayers for you my Fizzy!!

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  7. Rusty says:

    Oh Fizz dear that sounds awful but at least they have an answer for your problems and now they can treat it and hopefully you will be good as new soon. Ah Beth says it tastes bad, eat a sour candy, that will take it away guaranteed. LOL Get better soon hun…………….Rusty ((HUGS))

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  8. Lori BJ says:

    I promise you my sweet one – this too shall pass. Mine has. Healing was a hassle but so worth the effort and frusteration. The inconvience of clock watching for med times made me more aware of how much i was actually doing in a day. Sure some of the days went very slowly – but those are the days God let me be the most productive! And as far as the aweful taste in your mouth? Jolly ranchers hard candies sure did the trick for that.

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  9. Joe says:

    I bet it starts to feel like a nightmare trick or treat having all the pills to take. I hope that virus gets the boot quickly and your feel better soon my friend.

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  10. Babblelot says:

    I hope the antibiotics kick butt and yer feelin better quick. Hugs!!

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  11. Grandpa Dewey says:

    Houston, has good doctors, you will be okay soon. Hang in there

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  12. Cynical says:

    Wishing you mucho goodness soonly.Peace, Doc

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