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Comment by Patricia on August 28, 2014 at 9:24pm

Yeah, there's enough info on the site that you don't even have to buy anything to get a good idea of what's what. I did purchase the book & got the download of the free digital copy, before knowing I didn't really have to. Oh well.

Comment by booklover on August 28, 2014 at 8:56pm
Patricia, I will see if it helps my reflux. That would be great. If it could stop all nausea, I would never stray from the diet even once. I can even handle pain better than the kind of nausea I used to have.
Comment by Patricia on August 28, 2014 at 8:37pm

I am gradually getting into that way of eating because I've had the reflux under good control for so many years, & I don't want to drastically change anything. It's the colitis I want to go after, but the way I've been eating for years has settled the reflux/hiatal hernia, etc., almost into non-existence. I still believe the chemo is what started the colitis, & the dr. said it was very possible.

Comment by Nick Bottom on August 28, 2014 at 8:21pm

Larry—There are a few book clubs on this site. Not much recent activity, but I just joined and would enjoy discussing books and whatnot with anyone who is interested. I read all types of fiction (except romance trash) as well as nonfiction and poetry. 

I am no good with Skype, though, since I am deaf and it is pretty hard to read other people's lips over Skype. Meditation is something I do every day at yoga class—not spiritual stuff of course, but it is a great way to relieve physical and mental stress.

Comment by booklover on August 28, 2014 at 8:17pm
I haven't, Joan, but I'm not ruling it out.
Patricia, I am going to try your diet that you suggested. Thank you!
Comment by Patricia on August 28, 2014 at 8:14pm

The colitis foods pain free foods is supposed to help all the digestive issues.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 28, 2014 at 8:11pm

Mindy, have you tried Marijuana? I have never had so much as a cigarette in my mouth and I don't think I would try mj; however, some report relief using it. Frankly, I don't like being around people who do use it, it makes some slimy sweet. 

Comment by booklover on August 28, 2014 at 7:58pm
Joan, that's so sweet! Thank you so much. I wasn't worried for my own sake, as much as for my kids' sake. I can handle my condition, except the nausea. It's pretty well taken care of with the Nortriptylene, but not entirely. I just find it so interesting that this drug wasn't meant for this use, but was found to work for nausea. Not in the receptors in the brain, but the ones in the gut. The day or two after my Gastroenterologist gave it to me, I had quality-of-life back. Thank Science! Hugs to you, Joan.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 28, 2014 at 7:40pm

Larry, I share your interest in European and British history, gardening, books, genealogy, chin wags, learning about people from different places and you may want to block me because I love to talk about economics, politics and religion. However, there are many other people on this site that like the same topics as you, and there are some very special places that might appeal to you. 

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Comment by Joan Denoo on August 28, 2014 at 7:23pm

Mindy, you have no idea how happy I am to learn that your tests came back benign ... I was very concerned. I know, I am the one who says worry is of no use, and I was waiting for your test results.

Now, surely there is some relief to be had from your stomach condition. I will keep looking.  

 

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