It's Hard to Keep Track of the Years

Oct 05, 2015


I was suprised by that number. Had to count twice to make sure I wasn't mixed up. My switch has helped me be healthier, but it did not improve my math skills.


I am 53 now and life is the usual; busy, demanding, exciting, tedious. It depends on the day doesn't it?


My weight stays between 110 and 120 these days and the supplements that my IInterne=ist gives me keeps inreasing. I awe people by my ability to throw back an enormous handful of capsules in one gulp. Only occasioaly do they go down wrong and leave me gagging and wishing I had divided that pile into two. Fat soluble vitamins in particular remain challenging. My iron is remaining level now with just the multi gen oral supplement and I haven't had a Ferrous I.V. in over two years now. Yey me!

For inquiring minds here is my current supplement list;

Multigen BID 
VIT D 50,000 Ergo/Teva BID
Prozac 20mg QD
Wellbutrin HCLSR 150mg BID 
Klor-Con 10 meq QD/750mg BID
Desyrel 50mg QD
Bentyl 20mg PRN 
Vitamin K 100mcg BID
B Complex 1,2,3,niacin,12,5 zinc iron
Melatonin 3mg  
Cranberry 300mg 
Zinc 50mg 
L-Lysine 500mg
L Carnitine 500mg 
Calcium Citrate 630mg d500iu BID
Vitamin C 1000mg 
Centrum Silver 

Other than taking my supplements and keeping track of hydration (loose stools result in rapid loss of electrolytes and dehydration and low blood pressure, a wicked combination that leads to Victorian-esque fainting spells.) I don't think too much about what I eat. I can even have an occasional salad so long as I don't mind the repercussions. I find that as time goes on I prefer my protein less and less cooked. I eat a LOT of sushi and make a mean tartare. I don't know for sure this is a result of my DS but it seems like it might be. It just is easier on my stomach than anything cooked well done. So even cooked meat is very very rare.

It's been so long now it just sort of slides into the backgrounnd almost all the time.

Life is good!


About Me
San Francisco, CA
Surgery Date
Aug 09, 2000
Member Since

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