I am mostly recovered from my surgery but I still do have some lingering gastrointestinal stress. This can manifest itself in very bad gas pains, both in my chest and abdominal area. I have not identified a particular food or time of day that could be the cause of this discomfort. Sometime it lasts for 5-6 hours before going away. I occasionally have massive diarrhea, similar to a colonoscopy prep that is quite disruptive and disturbing. I had this twice in December. I know the first time was because I ate too much fatty food, but the other time I did not so couldn’t identify the cause. I have not had the really bad diarrhea in January yet so hopefully that problem has passed. Dr. Chan suggested I try Prilosec this month to see if it alleviates the gas problem.
All in all, I’m doing ok and today marks my new CT baseline.