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Thanks rufous57, that's so sweet of you to welcome me back! As soon as Halloween comes every year, it's non-stop entertaining and shopping for me until Jan 1, with family birthdays and the holidays. This year I had the added stress of having a broken fridge from Sept. to Dec., I finally got rid of the 18 month old new fridge which gave me so many problems, it's a good thing I got the extended warranty, the warranty company bought me out of the repair cost, so I got a brand new one (a different brand) with their money a few days before Christmas.

Unfortunately, with no working fridge, I stopped juicing and doing lots of cooking because I couldn't store fresh fruits and veggies without walking up and down two flights of stairs to my basement fridge, so I ate out a lot...and gained about 9 pounds between the fridge problem and the holidays! A few weeks ago I got the stomach virus that is going around, so I haven't felt like eating very much, so maybe I dropped a few pounds (lol). With everything going on, I neglected these message boards and plenty of other things I normally do until the holidays were over.

My best friend is on PPI's off and on, because her doc doesn't want the meds to give her osteoporosis (she's been on steroids, also), but she doesn't have osteopenia or osteoporosis, so she's doing good in regard to her bones, despite being on those meds for years. I suppose if there are medication risk factors for osteoporosis the bone scan will still be paid for by the insurers, the doctors usually get their way in situations like that.

BTW, how are you feeling, have your physical problems alleviated somewhat? I hope so!

Take care...
[QUOTE=jacal5;4918164]Thanks rufous57, that's so sweet of you to welcome me back! As soon as Halloween comes every year, it's non-stop entertaining and shopping for me until Jan 1, with family birthdays and the holidays. This year I had the added stress of having a broken fridge from Sept. to Dec., I finally got rid of the 18 month old new fridge which gave me so many problems, it's a good thing I got the extended warranty, the warranty company bought me out of the repair cost, so I got a brand new one (a different brand) with their money a few days before Christmas.

Unfortunately, with no working fridge, I stopped juicing and doing lots of cooking because I couldn't store fresh fruits and veggies without walking up and down two flights of stairs to my basement fridge, so I ate out a lot...and gained about 9 pounds between the fridge problem and the holidays! A few weeks ago I got the stomach virus that is going around, so I haven't felt like eating very much, so maybe I dropped a few pounds (lol). With everything going on, I neglected these message boards and plenty of other things I normally do until the holidays were over.

My best friend is on PPI's off and on, because her doc doesn't want the meds to give her osteoporosis (she's been on steroids, also), but she doesn't have osteopenia or osteoporosis, so she's doing good in regard to her bones, despite being on those meds for years. I suppose if there are medication risk factors for osteoporosis the bone scan will still be paid for by the insurers, the doctors usually get their way in situations like that.

BTW, how are you feeling, have your physical problems alleviated somewhat? I hope so!

Take care...[/QUOTE]

I am so sorry to hear you had that stomach flu bug - my mom and sister had it and it was very hard on both of them! Also, sorry to hear about your refrigerator breakdown - what a terrible time for that to happen! Glad to hear it's all good now though! How is your mom doing?

I am encouraged to hear that your friend's doctor at least acknowledges the absorption problems associated with PPI's and other meds! As for me, I am doing much better than when we last were in contact. I had some kidney and liver problems but now I think that is better now, I am having follow ups with my Gastro doctor for more bloodwork in a few weeks.





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