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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

WHY DOCTORS CALL IT A PRACTICE


Prescription: Cheerios ... and the purple pill.

OK, so I should be happy "doctor reamer" didn't find anything serious causing my mysterious, nauseating condition.

After being poked and prodded from both ends, I anticipated a debilitating diagnosis. His professional wise-guy opinion on the cause ... "I don't know."

BUT, for the gastritis and diverticulosis, eat more fiber, walk around the block every day and stay stress-free.

I could have gotten that information, without being put through the trauma of bowel cleansing, off the Internet.

Where's Dr. House when you need him?

15 Comments:

Anonymous dmc said...

I am glad Dr. Diagnosis gave you a great Prognosis. Dr. House would of put you through more, but you would of had a diagnosis. The purple pill works great.
Is that your bird?
dmc

Wed Jul 19, 12:08:00 PM  
Blogger Diana Fasanella said...

Bird is a wise old owl. I shot this picture at a birds of prey show. I figured it went with the wise-guy doctor comment, as I did with the goose for "doctor reamer" in the previous blog.

Wed Jul 19, 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe a mockingbird would've been better.. or a dodo bird...

Wed Jul 19, 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

re: your newspaper article today..congrats on the blog ratings...love all your articles and blogs..I have commented many times (using different "noms des plumes")..maybe you can guess which were mine..

Wed Jul 19, 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Used to find lots of little owl packets at the old house! They don't seem to have any digestive problems at all! Then again all they have to worry about is finding food, shelter and a mate to help raise the little ones. More meat in your diet?

Wed Jul 19, 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Pete said...

Glad you got the all clear!
The apprehension of not knowing and the prep can be quite unsettling.
Have hubby spring for a fancy dinner now.

Continued good health!

Thu Jul 20, 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Diana,
What is the purple pill? Glad nothing was found, altho it's very annoying to have all these tests & have no answers, it's a lot better than hearing bad news. Hope you feel better now & continue to write your weekly column in good health, I really look forward to it.
Dee

Thu Jul 20, 01:34:00 PM  
Blogger Diana Fasanella said...

purple pill is Nexium for acid reflux and gastritis.

Thu Jul 20, 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Hartster said...

Maybe you should give up the stress of being in the newspaper biz.... ;)

I never go to doctors unless I can't walk or it's required, for a physical. (Mom's a nurse, I was a first responder, so I learn to take care of myself and make the "go-no go" decision.) Last time I went to the doctor was because I had some sort of itch or rash (forget what) - thought I was allergic to one of the pets. His diagnosis? He didn't know what was wrong either.

And then they had trouble billing my insurance and threatened to take me to court, but that's another subject.

Sat Jul 22, 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Jossy from Jersey said...

Less Stress-so easy to say but all so true-nerves do almost all the damage to our bodies-they control all our organs, etc.

Solution-GOOD Question???

Sun Jul 23, 02:32:00 PM  
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Diana,
Glad nothing serious was found.

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