okay, so maybe it’s not the worst news…but it’s pretty sad.  I have been having stomach problems for almost a year now.  I went to 4 different doctors back in the US- none of which could accurately diagnose me.  After explaining my symptoms and problems to a colleague in Vienna, she recommended her internist to me.  To make a long story short, after several tests and procedures, it was discovered that I am highly lactose intolerant.  I have a meeting with my doctor tomorrow to discuss all of the test results and what my new diet should look like…I know it could be worse and that there are many lactose free/soy products on the market, but it seems like ALL of my favorite foods contain dairy in some way..so this will be quite the lifestyle adjustment 😦