I went to see the doctor today.  He put his finger in places where it doesn’t belong.  Not that it didn’t need done… but it was damn uncomfortable.  He gave me a huge discount because I’m self pay and unemployed (sigh), which was nice… and he told me that the last doctor that I spoke to was a moron because it sounds more like Celiac Disease than IBS.  Celiac is like a gluten allergy apparently.  He also said that it was unlikely that I have Crohn’s Disease but he’s testing me for that and Ulcerative Colitis.  All I know about these are that they are conditions that cause inflammation of the bowel.

They drew four vials of blood and told me that I needed to make an appointment with a gastro-neurologist or something for a colonoscopy.  Joy.

At least I have some ideas other than Irritable Bowel Syndrome (a syndrome, for the record, is a condition that has been documented but cannot be explained).  Some of them are easily treatable.  If it’s Celiac’s… while it’s easily treatable, my mother’s friend (who has dealt with it her whole life and only learned that she had it a while back), states that getting it under control can be an extremely long process.

I don’t know how I’m going to pay for this.


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