Monday, September 23, 2013

It's My Stomach's Fault

So yea, I kind of feel like I just feel off the face of the planet and disappeared, it's all my stomach's fault.

I had finally had enough of the stomach issues I had been having on and off for over a week and went to the doctor.

Have I traveled recently?  Been to a hospital?  Visited anyone in a hospital?

No, nope and no again.

Any kind of history of this?

Not really and definitely nothing like this-- this awful unexplainable diarrhea.

So, antibiotics for me, a strict no dairy, bland mild stick with the BRAT diet and a referral to the GI doctor with words likes Crohns and Colitis being thrown around.

My dinner one night- jealous?
Plain Rice and Applesauce
The worst part is, I actually feel fine.  No stomach cramping, no fever, no headache, no kind of pain of any kind just, well the river runs through it.   It seems to be really bad first thing in the morning, sort of stops during the day and then again at night.  See really weird huh?

The worst part, I cannot get into the GI doctor until October 14th.

Yesterday things finally did seem to be starting to turn around and I introduced some protein (skinless chicken) into my meal as the fatigue from eating next to nothing was catching up to me fast.

From everything I have read I am definitely leaning towards Colitis and this is just an extreme flair up.  I will be glad when I finally get to the GI Doctor and hopefully get some real answers.  

Until then, if you want to lose a pound a day I have a really great "diet" for you.... oh wait, trust me you don't want this.  

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Oh did you all realize that tomorrow is the last Tuesday of the month??  One of those weird months where it falls kind of early, but there still will be Ten Things to Smile About, so please come link up and I promise you diarrhea will not make my list!



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40 comments:

  1. Ugh, I want to lose weight, but not like that. Feel better soon!

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    1. Yea, I don't think anyone wants to lose weight like that

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  2. Oh my goodness! I am so sorry you've been struggling like this. Hopefully, things will settle down soon. XOXO

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    1. Thanks! Luckily it seems like it mostly has

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  3. Oh no. I'm so sorry! I hope that you can get some answers and start feeling better soon. I have stomach issues too, and it's definitely not fun when they are acting up like that.

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    1. It seems to be almost all the way better but still going to keep my Gi appt to make sure there isn't something more going on

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  4. Oh yuck! My tummy makes me unhappy from time to time too. I have to really watch what I eat and I think I may need to get into a GI doctor as well. So far, I seem to be able to manage with a good probiotic and lemon water. And I can't eat anything fun or I pay for it later. Clean eating for me! Good times. I hope you are feeling better soon!

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    1. Yes sounds like you should definitely get into the doctor as not fun at all!

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  5. That does not sound fun at all!

    A few years ago I had a terrible stomach virus that took me out for almost a week. High fever, aches, chills, and diarrhea. It was terrible... I was so thankful that my brother and his family were here to visit and took Andrew for the night for me because I couldn't take care of him at all much less myself.

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    1. Yes it really is so impossible for the mom to ever get sick isn't it? That does not sound fun at all

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  6. I have diverticulitis and as a result was sick for 3 months before I went to the dr....I lost 25lbs in that 3 months. I wanted to lose weight, just not like that.

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    1. Holy cow that is a lot of weight loss!

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  7. I am glad you were able to add another food to the rotation. Maybe someone will cancel and you can get into an appointment earlier.

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    1. Still just waiting but thankfully my stomach seems to be all better now, though I am still going to keep the appointment.

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  8. My mom has Colitis and mornings are her worst.
    Hope you feel better soon.

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    1. Yea, it was all just so weird what was happening that it definitely seems like it has to be something like that

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  9. Sorry you're feeling badly. I hope they can help you. :(

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    1. Thank you! Luckily I am feeling better now, but still going to go to the GI to see if it is something more going on

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  10. I hope the meds do the trick and that you and the GI Doc can figure it out. Too bad you have to wait til the 14th. Such a pain. Here's hoping everyday you can eat a little bit more.

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    1. I know- and of course I am feeling all better now so who knows if they will even be able to figure much out at the GI doctor

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  11. So sorry Em. I hope the 14th comes quickly. It's always so frustrating when you can't get into doctors for months and weeks and weeks! Good luck! Love ya!

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    1. I know! I really thought I would be able to get in sooner than that

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  12. That's awful! One of my sweet friends and I chatted on the phone today and she's been fighting something similar for a week now! Ugh!!! Rest lots and saying a prayer you get a little break from between now and the 14th! XO, Aimee

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    1. Thanks! Yes it isn't fun to go through at all, hope you friend is doing better

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  13. I am familiar with this diet! I lost five pounds this way last weekend!

    I hope you're back on your feet soon enough, and that everything gets figured out.

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    1. Oh so sorry! So not a fun way to lose weight. Hope you are feeling all better too

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  14. Aw honey, I'm so sorry! I went through this in college. They said it was IBS, and I lost a ton of weight and got accused of having an eating disorder by my supervisor at my part time job!! I was like umm if I could eat something other than rice, applesauce or toast I'd be so happy!! I actually was plagued by what I deemed a "nervous tummy" for years after, and it wasn't until I met Match that my tummy issues all but disappeared. They still flair up once in awhile (pregnancy= major digestive issues) but it's a lot better. I am glad you don't have stomach cramps at least. Mine used to wake me up in the night. It was so bad! I hope you find answers. I don't know if you're under any stress, but that seems to be a huge trigger for me.

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    1. Oh that would be so awful, especially with the cramps too. Thankfully mine has been all pretty painless but still it all just kind of stinks

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  15. My Mom has Colitis and she has such a hard time with it.. Prayers that you feel better soon and that the GI doctor can give you some answers

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    1. Thank you! Thankfully i am feeling better for now, still plan on seeing the GI doctor to just figure it all out though

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    1. Thank you! I am good for now, fingers crossed it stays that way

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  17. I'm so sorry, Emmy! That sounds awful! I'm glad you don't actually feel sick, but still....zero fun. Maybe it'll right itself with the antibiotics and you won't even have to see the GI doctor. I'm sure that one will have all kinds of fun tests for you...yuck!

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    1. Yes, it does seem to have righted itself finally but still going to see the GI doctor just to be safe- but yea not looking forward to what tests they may have me do

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  18. No fun! And the rice... I love rice. Might be why I look like I do, so it wouldn't be that bad... lol :) j/k

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    1. I like rice too but when it is one of the few things you are eating suddenly it is pretty dang awful

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  19. That is no fun. I hope you feel better and that the GI doc has some answers for you.

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    1. Yea I feel totally great now, which is good so we will see if the GI doctor has any answers or not

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  20. So sorry toots. My Dad and Grandmother suffer/suffered from Colitis. I hope that is not it. Maybe your Gallbladder too. Anxious to hear what they say. Isn't it always the way of the world that you feel better before your Dr. appt?

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