Nope. I'm not talking about Australia. I'm referring to what's happening "down under" in my gut! Something is lurking down there and giving me fits.
I've been feeling lousy for the past few days with horrific gastrointestinal problems. Of course, everyone's FIRST response is MS..."It must be Multiple Sclerosis". I'm really sick of hearing that response to every physical complaint I have.
So, today I finally went and consulted my favorite nurse practitioner, Nurse Payne (no joke, that's her name!). It's always good to have a "non-MS" set of eyes take a peek under the hood. She PEEKED all right. She poked. She prodded. She put her fingers literally where the sun doesn't shine. Frankly, she's one of the best body mechanics I know!
Now I wait for the results...the phone call to tell me either nothing is wrong or, "We need to talk". It could simply be a virus or it could be something more serious. Either way, I just wish the symptoms would GO AWAY!
Just once, I'd like my symptoms to have nothing to do with MS...I'm sick of MS taking center stage to all my complaints. I'm tired of everything being shrugged off on MS just because I HAVE it.
I'd also like to formally apologize to that poor lab technician who will have to "deal" with that nasty "specimen" I left at the clinic today...trust me...it was NO Christmas present!