Friday, March 22, 2013

Pain, Probiotics, Procrastination

I'm still agonizing about my grad school decision, but there's not much more I can do other than pester as many people as possible with questions and mull it over. I just sent my parents a quite extensive Excel sheet with pros/cons of each school, and will be talking with my dad about that later.

So, other stuff. Since that nutritionist visit earlier this month, I've been trying really hard to increase my fat intake. Lotsa nuts, peanut butter sandwiches, 2% yogurt, cheese, etc. In general, I think it has made a difference in my hunger levels—a.k.a. I'm not positively starving all the time—although that could also be a result of not having worked out in a couple weeks. Before my spring break, I was heading to the weight room about twice a week, but haven't lifted since seeing Dr. A. Speaking of, my pain levels are somewhat improved...not dramatically, but some. I'm giving it until the end of the month before I make any concrete evaluations about whether the drugs seem to be working or not. At that point, if there still isn't any major improvement, I'll call Dr. A and discuss what's next.

Oh, another nutrition-related thing: anyone have any opinions/data on probiotics? My gastro mentioned them once as a "can't-hurt-might-as-well-give-them-a-try"-type thing back over the summer, but I didn't really pay much attention. This most recent nutritionist definitely recommended them, although I've obviously been taking her recommendations with a grain of salt.

Okay, this post was a shameless exercise in procrastination. As soon as I submitted my thesis, every last shred of my school-related motivation instantaneously dissolved, but now I have to get my butt in gear and write a paper. Happy Friday!

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