So the medication seems to be working. After a week I can drink tea again without consequences. I have to take a pill twice a day but can eat again. Food is still not my friend but I am no longer losing weight, think I've regained a pound. I am back to 80 % of my health and that is wonderful. We did get the test results back and it showed no bacteria from ulcer - very weird. Blood tests were fine too. Who knows what caused this gastritis (anything relating to stomach that they can't assign another name to) but hopefully it will go away like it came. I still think it was directly related to having an open abcess in my mouth for 3 months from a half done root canal and the dentist shutting quickly due to Covid. Anyway, it was lovely to be able to pour my cup of tea (in thrifted mug from several years ago, set of 3) and actually be able to enjoy it this morning. I've also been testing the waters on different food after cutting out so many foods. Good news, one of my 3 favorite food groups (chocolate, wine and cheese) I can still eat. Dairy does not seem to be disrupting anything so I had a tuna melt the other night in celebration. I still don't want to attempt eating out and am staying clear from anything tomato-based or deep-fried but things are really looking up. My Dr wants to keep me on this medication for 4 whole weeks so time will tell.
Mom desperately needed out of the house and so did I so yesterday I picked her up and we went to 2 newly reopened thrift stores. One is not great on setup so I am not sure I will take her back there but the other there was lots of room so we picked up several books to round out what we have been getting for free at the Little Free Libraries. There are zero cases on Vancouver Island now for 4 weeks, likely to change as soon as tourism opens up but for now it is safe for Mom to be out more so we will go the odd time. She felt comfortable and so did I. And yes, we wore our masks even though it is for others protection more than our own.
I discovered a new app as mentioned by a few other bloggers named WTForecast. It is free (with ads) or you can pay a small fee. It is funny. Be warned if you download it - it does swear so if you don't want that don't download it. Maybe even google it to see more images. This image was one from yesterday and is one of the tamer ones.
Hubby received some devastating news about his cousin's son this week, death by suicide. He was mid 40's, had a family and was a financial planner in a small town. Hubby was able to watch his private funeral via facebook which was strange yet comforting at this really weird time. And the man's teenage son did the eulogy and directly addressed mental health and suicide, what a strong kid. I never really knew him, only met him once but hubby had just seen him at his Aunt's funeral in February. Very very sad and unfortunately another Covid collateral victim.
The weather has been lousy again this week, but it appears if we can make it to Thursday we are in for several days of sun and much warmer mid 20's weather. It will be a good time to go kayaking and regardless of how little energy I have I want to go, even if we just float and don't paddle anywhere.
Today I might do a little painting until I tire, I tried the other day and lasted a half an hour but need to finish a small spot (no I won't overdo it) that requires a small brush and patience (my husband lacks in the patience department).
Have a good weekend everyone. Stay safe!