2010 is finally over and now I can hopefully say goodbye to bad health.
I'm not sure if it was a lasting effect of the concussion I had in September or the many things that have been stressing me out. But when a personal matter escalated over Thanksgiving weekend, the gnawing, burning sensation in my stomach settled in, finally ending a couple of days ago.
The constant flame inside my belly was like none other than I've ever experienced. Sleep deprived and nearly paralyzing, a week and half into it, I went to the doctor's. She diagnosed me with gastritis and pre-ulcer stage conditions. After doing a bit of research and learning how to deal with it along the way, I ducked developing an ulcer, thank god. Here's some advice that I have for others that may find themselves in the same condition:
I'm getting closer to 30 by the second and let's hope I don't have more advice like this to share throughout 2011.
Carrie Oleynik is a writer based in Baltimore, Md.
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