Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Adieu la

Well that's it life as I know it is now officially over! I have just returned from a visit to Dr Sannino, the specialist I was seeing about my tummy problems over the past month or so. His diagnosis: for a man my age - God I want to slap someone when they say that - I am in good general health except for my grinding gut issues.

Here's his suggested treatment for the problem:
  1. Go for long walks and get more exercise.
    I'm okay with that.
  2. Get more fiber in my diet - fruit and vegetables.
    Love fruit, enjoy salads, cooked veggies - would rather leave them but...
  3. Some minor procedures should be performed that will improve things and avoid future problems.
    I'm all for preventive medicine.
  4. Stay away from soft drinks.
    Not a problem I've never really been a fan of pop - other than coke with my rum, which I don't drink anymore.
  5. Avoid drinking wine.
I think that pretty much explains my first statement!

19 marzo - San Guiseppe


evilganome said...

Poor Willym. My guts landed me in the same place several years ago. I pretty much don't drink at all anymore. This is coming from a man who never met a cocktail he didn't like.

It's an adjustment, but you really will feel better. I'm just sorry to hear this has befallen you. It is not a fate I would wish on anyone.

Doralong said...

I'm thinking it's time for a second opinion..

I'm right there with you- every time I hear "For a woman your age' come out of someone's mouth my right palm starts to itch.

sageweb said...

Poor Willym, but if it makes you feel better to not drink it I think it is good. You are giving one good feeling up for another.

Lorraine said...

Even Scripture says one should take a little wine for their stomach. I think that's the silliest advice I've ever heard.

Of course, I'm a wine drinker, not a doctor, so I'd probably ignore me.

Glad to know, though, that you are essentially fit. That's a good thing.

(Excuse me now, Cousin Doralong and I are going to go bitchslap your doctor).

more cowbell said...

WTF indeed! I was with you until #5, when my brain came screeching to a halt.

My sincere condolences. I mean, the hard stuff I can give up. Beer, well, I do love a good ale, but I could give it up. But wine? That's just ... even Jesus said to heck with this water, and went for the wine.

And this is an Italian doctor too?