Recently I updated my flickr page with pictures from my medical trip to Chengdu. Everything seems to be ok (no serious problems) and the doctor thinks it is Giardia. I had to have several tests (including an Ultrasound) and eventually took Giardia medication. The doctor extensively discussed the kinds of foods I can eat here to improve my diet and also made suggestions for exercise (something I haven't done much of for about 9 months). I've been feeling better lately. Thank you, everyone, for your support and encouragement!
Later I will add a video of the beautiful rapeseed flowers from Guiyang to Chengdu.