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.
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