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Well, I went to the GI on Tuesday. I got really excited only to get disappointed- yet again! He gave me the results (polyp in stomach, small intestine, and one in the blood vessel of small intestine, along with one in the colon). He said what he did notice was my stomach lining was extremely smooth with no folds. He has had me on Prilosec, but I am still hurting (at times doubling over with sharp pains under my bra strap) after I eat. He said he was shocked nobody had checked my vitamin b12 levels because he thought I had prenicious anemia. I was definitely anemic, but my MCV levels were in the normal range which usually wasn't the case. I was hopeful. I got home and was amazed at all the symptoms. My husband and I both were amazed that I had almost every symptom of pernicious anemia listed. We were both so excited. I told him it was too good to be true, though. I don't know how quickly foods get in your blood stream, but I had eaten many eggs, meats, and green leafy vegetables the last 2 days before the test. I told my husband it would come back ok. I guess I was just trying to prepare myself for another disappointment. It didn't work, though. The nurse called and said the blood work was normal. My vitamin b12 was 464 and my folate was 20. I got off the phone and cried for an hour. My little 9 year old didn't say a word. She just looked at me, rubbed my back, and went to finish her school work. She continued with her school work (following my lesson plans like a substitute teacher would) until I was able to come back to reality. I am so tired of tests, of disappointments, of hurting, of people not understanding. We were walking through Wal-mart the other day and I didn't think I could make it because my legs were hurting so badly. I know many of you are in much more pain than I could even think of being in. I have no excuse to complain. I am just so frustrated. As far as the diet- it sounded good to me. My husband wouldn't let me, though. I have just cut out the good stuff (sweets and carbs) to help out my husband. I definitely can't exercise yet. I walk to the mailbox and "puff" my way back to the house. I'm not fat- yes, I could lose a few pounds without any problem, but I am not fat. I just can't do anything. I sit on the sofa and "gasp" for air while watching tv. This is very frustrating when a little girl wants you to run around with her. Even though I'm not fat, I feel like it. I am sorry for such a long post. I just get so frustrated...

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