Thursday, January 20, 2011

Two steps back


I might have to try something different.

The blood and mucus has made an appearance.

I don't want to admit it to anyone in my 3d world. I don't want to change anything. I don't want to live like I had to before when I flared. I don't want anymore enemas.

The thought of enemas makes me feel defeated.

I keep having these conversations with myself.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

More Itis

I saw a new doctor today. A rheumatologist.

I looked him up on the internet before I went to the appointment and found a mixed review. Some people suggested that he didn't have great people skills and others said they had a long wait to see him.

I didn't experience any of that.

I found him to be quite knowledgeable, engaging and attentive. I didn't wait to see him at all. He was right on time. He asked lots of questions and took his time to complete a full history. He wrote detailed notes and then did a physical exam.

At the end of it all he has diagnosed arthritis and bursitis. I will have to start physio to try to relieve some pain.

I wonder how connected my pain is to my UC. But I seem to think that everything is connected to my UC!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy Freakin' New Year!

The holidays were awesome! We traveled, went home to spend time with family, we celebrated, we ate great food and we just did everything together. This year John dealt with his feelings about Christmas early on and was able to let himself have some fun and enjoy the festivities. We spent time with all the kids and the parents and even went shopping together.

Did I mention the food? Oh the food was so good. I have been cooking recipes out of a magazine called Clean Eating. It is not for UC but it is about healthy eating and the food is so good. My sister hosted the family at her house and provided turkey and all the trimmings one night and ham the next.

We had two weeks off with no work! I had two weeks in the summer and was really ready for this time off. I had to go back to work today but it was okay since I had such a good holiday and got some rest.

My colon didn't enjoy the holiday as much. I woke up many nights and days with pain in my back and my abdomen. I have gone back to the suppositories and it has helped a little but I should probably get serious. That means going straight to the enema. It feels like giving in and I don't want to do it. I am resistant.

So far I am managing.