Entry #194

My Health is Getting Worse

2017-03-24 21:43:10 by RealFaction

UPDATE:  Well, because the system has failed me, and no specialist will see me soon enough, and because my condition has gotten so bad I could barely sleep last night and not work today, I'm going to a hospital.  As you remember, I went to one in November, but they just gave me a temporary fix and sent me on my merry way.  I'm going to make SURE they don't do that again, I want to be CURED.  I'll make them keep me overnight and give me an endoscopy whatever it takes.  I'll try and bring my laptop.

My health condition is getting worse, acid reflux burning my stomach badly even though i've been eating the same and nothing to upset my stomach and i've done what my doc told me to do.  My friend thinks it's my gallbladder or a hiatal hernia...not sure.  But im losing sleep over it and i feel sick some of the time, it's hard to eat and sleep.  And specialists are telling me i have to wait until may or june...I don't have that long. 

I'm calling every day to see if i can move the appointment up.  But sadly this means no music for a while more (even though I made a metal track but I can't release it quite yet, but next month it might get released, it's for something special I can't announce yet), no podcast episodes (I gag frequently off and on from it and can't talk very well), etc.  BUT, I can still do the AIM contest, maybe not replying as frequently, but I can still do it.  But that's all I can do for now. 

For 6 years I've had doctors give me dead ends, no real answers as to why I am this way.  Acid Reflux to the extreme since November, breathing issues that isn't asthma, chest tightness, Anxiety Disorder, Depression (now cured), food sensitivity (i literally can't eat anything outside of 10 or less foods because my tongue flares up and my stomach because of whatever this is), I can't eat a lot of carbs or sugars or my body will freak out (but not Diabetic, i got tested), and I know it's triggered worse by gluten, that's the worst, my guess it's gluten-related but I cut that out of my diet 6 years ago.

Before 6 years ago, I did not have all these issues and I know they're all linked to whatever this is, and it's getting worse.  :( I'm scared, I don't want to go to another hospital.  If anyone can tell me what this is, instead of me wasting more money for 6 MORE years getting no clear answers from anyone, please let me know.....I feel sick.  It's nothing I ate, I've been eating the same unfortunately....I just want to be cured already, it's ruining my life.  I want to keep my job and live a normal life....

I can't tell you how much it's hurting me physically and emotionally, because of how stressful and upsetting this is, I've been fighting this bullshit for too long, too young to have these problems.  Anyway.....stay tuned for a song next month and updates in the soon future...I hope.  No podcast for a while.  Sorry guys.


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2017-03-24 22:12:56

We all pray for the best. Hope you feel better soon mate.

RealFaction responds:

Thank you


2017-03-24 22:19:45

It probably is a stomach abnormality (like your friend mentioned). It sure sounds like it to me, for what little my opinion is worth, and making you wait to have it treated (especially until June? Unholy fuck!) is disgusting. What's more upsetting is this is one of those times when I can't think of a way to help somebody. There's nothing I can tell you that couldn't just be found in Wikipedia or Web MD, and I'm assuming something like Prilosec isn't providing any sort of relief. If you can think of a way for me to help, let me know. I don't know any doctors. Only a retired therapist. :(

RealFaction responds:

Yeah that's the medical world for ya :/ and the hospital wouldn't do shit, they'd do what they did the last time, just give me something as a temporary fix and send me on my merry way unless i was bleeding to death probably. Fuck America's medical system, really. I've been taking Prilosec, it used to work, but not lately. I've looked up stuff online like those sites you mentioned this is all i found. Thank you though.


2017-03-24 22:27:06

Be careful with gluten-free food, too. I have a friend who is married to a woman with Celiac's (and their wedding gift was a dog who also has Celiac's. I'm not kidding!), and he makes it very clear that if you don't have the disease, it's typically best to not bother with a GF alternative for a food. They commonly supplement the gluten with extra salt and/or sugar. I only mention this, because you mentioned freaking out due to sugars.

RealFaction responds:

Yeah. Well thing is I really can't have gluten, i'm pretty sure it caused these problems. Every rare occassion I tried eating it in the past, it would trigger these symptoms the worst. I can't have it. :c But yeah i also try to stay away from GF foods too made for that specific purpose, i hate that they use so much salt, i know whatcha mean. But I mostly mean like bananas i can't really have much of one banana, I can't have near as much sugar as the average person like I used to. This condition has messed me up in so many different ways. :c


2017-03-24 22:43:38

Hell, I can't eat bananas, along with a lot of other raw fruits and vegetables. I have an oral allergy syndrome. Basically, my immune system is so stupid, it views the proteins in those foods as the proteins in the pollen I'm allergic to and basically says, "Close enough," and causes me to become sick, have trouble breathing, and to create a rash. It's such a stupid thing to have, especially because I can eat most of the same foods as long as they have been processed in some way (chemically changed their proteins). Not bananas though. I have the worst reaction to eating them, so I won't even risk trying after they've been processed or cooked or whatever.

You know, I haven't listened to most of your music outside of a couple songs here on Newgrounds. I think I'll poke around your bandcamp. If you wish to recommend something in particular, go right on ahead. I'm waiting on a friend to get home to livestream his work on his comic. Knowing him, it'll be a while, I'm sure. I'll probably end up buying some of your music. I always find something I like from NG musicians.

RealFaction responds:

I'm sorry to hear that. :( That's horrible. Thanks man. I reccomend the Piercing Lazer "The Other Side" EP, "Roots Canal" from last year, and my 2015 summer Real Faction album. But if you want to check out more, I also have the past AIM contest albums there too. Thanks. :)


2017-03-24 22:56:58

Hey Man Get Well Soon!

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2017-03-24 23:17:11

June!? WTF? Don't these people understand the pain you going through and they want you to wait till June just to tell you some B's? SMH, honestly you may have to go to another hospital to get answers. Prayers up.

RealFaction responds:

Exactly. It's because i'm a "new patient". It's ridiculous. Fuck America sometimes. The hospital won't do shit, been there in November. Waste of money and time. Thank you.


2017-03-24 23:39:00

I agree! I'm debating to move away from this country, specially now that the devil is president, no telling how much more shit he going to fuck up. Funny thing is I read a post on Trump supporters being deported, now they crying. Well they ask for an asshole and paying for it. >:(

RealFaction responds:

One day I hope I can do the same, though with my financial struggle and health condition, I'm trapped here for a long time. Yep...sadly.


2017-03-25 01:39:20

Damn, really hope you get well soon dude.

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2017-03-25 15:14:00

Dude, feel better soon. I don't want to lose you. People like you make Newgrounds the place it is.

RealFaction responds:

aww thank you.


2017-03-26 14:04:25

Oh sh!t! Since you've had a number of tests ran on you, but they've failed to come up with anything conclusive, I'm wondering: Have you/they checked your histamine levels?
Histamine is essential to at least 23 different physiological functions, like the wake/sleep transition and gastric acid release process. Too high or too low levels of histamin have several adverse effects on a variety of functions, both cognitive and physical!

In any case, stay strong!
Chin up, deep breaths!
We will all be waiting for an update.
*Good luck!*

RealFaction responds:

That is an amazing idea and I'm going to tell the doctors that. Thank you! Good point, I didn't know this, and I'm glad you educated me on it! :) Thank you so much. I'll try, will update when I can.


2017-03-27 22:11:50

:( are you on insurance bro? dude if you ever need fund for medical expense, just say the word.

RealFaction responds:

Under my dads, but im about to post an update in a new newspost. Even with that, the meds i was prescribed are...expensive, but we'll see how that goes. No, i won't ask you for money, you're struggling as is aren't you?