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Thursday, September 16, 2010

I can't poop (have I gotten your attention? LOL)

There. I said it. And it pretty much sums up the hell I've been dealing with on a daily basis for the past several months. I know. Awkward, right? Try having to go about as if nothing's wrong because it's embarrassing to talk about, yet, it's completely affecting every aspect of your life.

I had mentioned a few times here that I was dealing with some health issues and that I had undergone a colonoscopy. That test showed for the most part that I have a healthy colon, albeit with a bunch of extra bends and curves.

The frustrating part is that I was then just told to take Miralax. Or Phillips Milk of Magnesia.

Great. Since then I've lived a balance of either in pain and stopped up, or in pain and running to the toilet every 20 minutes. Pretty crappy. (Pun intended)

Oh, and even though my clothes have been getting looser, the scale has been moving in the other direction. And I've been battling skin issues because of the toxins I'm holding onto, I guess.

Why am I telling you this? Well, because many of you have asked why I've been MIA. I just haven't had the energy to fit it all in. And I've missed this blog. And the energy. And the good ole days when I was regular as clockwork every single day. Who knew you could get nostalgic about poop?

Anyway, I have finally decided I've had enough and that I can't be a slave to medications, laxatives or what have you. Clearly it's not working. I need to a) make some changes to my diet, and find ways to manage the situation, and b) further pursue an answer as to why I'm dealing with all this crap. (again, pun intended).

Last week I cut meat, gluten and most refined processed food out of my diet. I have brought more "health food", ie. wheat grass smoothies, etc., into my diet. And I've been pounding water like a fool. It's helping. I haven't had to take any laxatives and things seem to be moving more smoothly. And my face has cleared up!

I will eventually try adding a few things back to the diet, but right now, as much as I am missing several foods, I'll take it if it means I can start living a little more normally.

Of course, this has brought its own challenge....cooking 2 separate meals for me and the family, as there's no way hubby's gonna eat brown rice and veggies every night :). And trying to find recipes that help keep things interesting and different for me.

I will be posting the recipes I find that I like---and certainly would love to hear from you if you have any advice!

Here's to regularity! (in blogging and beyond!)


Molly said...

Hugs!! I can tell you a (comically) horrid story about a similar situation, but not on here. In the meantime, just take it one day at a time. And congrats on all the poop jokes.

Michelle said...

LOL. I just realized I missed one. Momstoppable is stopped up. hahahaha.

That's all you can do, is laugh, really.

I'm catching up with reading on your blog. Take care!!!

TJ said...

My coworker has Crohn's Disease, and had 2 feet of colon removed a few years ago. She likes to tell people that it means she's full of sh!t, because quite often she is and has to go in to the er to have it all removed.

Hope you can detox well and find the diet that works best for you. I've learned from her that chicken and fish can be added to your diet, in moderation as both are easily digestible.