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SENIORS: MANAGEABLE BUT INCURABLE HEALTH ISSUES

Aug 18th, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

If you are among the fortunate (?) with a manageable but incurable disease, you might find this column to your interest. Sometime back, a visit to my primary care physician revealed that it was likely time and wise to schedule a colonoscopy, that most “delightful’ of all procedural events that most of us go through periodically. The gastroenterologist put me under and I have no recall of the invasion.

The outcome was surprising. I was diagnosed as having lymphacytic colitis. Having been a victim of various forms and episodes of colitis over the years, I was not too surprised. What did contribute to surprise was that there was only one medication available that might contribute to some relief. While I have no pain associated with it, I do have frequent occasions when being near a water closet is required. (Don’t you love the British?)