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Helen BS: Barrett's oesophagus (87* d) RE: BS: Barrett's oesophagus 21 Jan 19

I'm happy to report that, despite fighting off a panic attack in the waiting room this morning, I survived my gastroscopy and endoscopy. The anaesthetist must think I am very rude because I nodded off only two sentences in to our conversation, woke up after a good sleep, enjoyed my cup of tea - aaahhhh!! :-) - and sandwiches and am now back home.

Thanks guys for letting me know that I shouldn't have been worried.

That pre-op prep over the last two days? Don't want to repeat that in a hurry, not the least because of the lack of real healthy food. No veges, no multigrains, no legumes, no nuts? It should be outlawed!

There is a product available in the supermarkets here called Nulax and it is mostly dried fruit including figs, dates, apricots, peaches and
pears and a trace of senna. Take one piece about the size of a small walnut at night, wait until the next morning or later in the day before trying a bit more, but one dose has always worked for me within 24 hours. But these days I take a tablespoonful of psyllium three times a week in my cereal or home made fruit smoothie. Works like a charm.

Senoufou, I saw an interesting TV program on gut health a while back and studies have been done to show that some people living in tribal cultures who have a certain type of intestinal worm actually have healthier gut microbiomes than people who have access to medical treatments for getting rid of those worms. I saw it a while back and memory is a strange thing, especially now that I am getting older, so I'd have to research that a bit more to find the actual science on it, but it was a really surprising claim. Your lovely husband's physical injuries from the worms in his gut would be a big downside of that benefit, if indeed it was the same type of worm.

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