#7daysofIBD – Days 6 & 7

Day 6 – Spoiled Guts

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My favorite souvenir!

It was my last day in Texas and I was sad because I had fun and it was a beautiful sunny day. Even though the weather was nice I still had not gone to the bathroom in 2 days! I was suffering! Completely bloated, nauseous, and the symptoms only got worst on the airplane. I looked like the guy from the fiber one commercial. As soon as the plane landed in DC, I was completely exhausted.Before getting on metro to go home, I decided I should stop and eat before I pass out and ate at the first place I saw. OF COURSE it was Mexican food lol

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Didn’t see another food spot close by, so I just accepted it and ordered a taco salad with  cheese and beans, hoping it would make me “go” . . . . and it did not. By the time I got home my late night snack was a bowl of oatmeal and lemon water, I was trying to find anything to clear me out!

Day 7 – Cleansed 😉

I went to the bathroom and for the first time in 2 days I did not feel bloated,  it was a good feeling! Unfortunately, that good feeling did not last because work was very stressful. Purposely took a short walk during lunch to ease my stomach pains. Didn’t leave work until 6:30pm and with the horrible commute didn’t get home until 7:15pm which isn’t too bad, DC/NOVA traffic is horrible!! But I went home with work on my mind and barely any food in the fridge. My dinner was a sandwich with gluten free ham & turkey, cheddar cheese,  and a glass of wine. YES a glass of wine, I don’t care how much it’s going to hurt later, all I know is that I’m gonna sleep well tonight 😉

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My current situation 🙂

I don’t know if these past 7 days have been interesting, exciting, or helped spread IBD awareness, but I was happy to participate and read other #7daysofIBD experiences.  I love my blog and will continue to spread IBD awareness is my own quirky way 🙂

#7daysofIBD Day 5 – Taco,taco!

In my uber ride to the airport in DC my driver said you have to eat real Mexican food when you’re in Texas , make sure you eat tacos. With IBD?, ill try . . We started today with breakfast tacos at Rudy’s, to be safe I got one taco and substituted a corn tortilla for the regular flour as a way to be “gluten-free”, with bacon and eggs. Other than gas pains  I’ve been okay.

  
For lunch we went to a Mexican restaurant called chuy’s, I thought soft tacos with rice, and I ate a little of the refried beans would be the safest. However  I’ve been bloated and all gas since and its been a day since a #2, definitely aiming for a salad for dinner.

   

Other than tummywoes, my energy levels has been great. I seem to have more energy than my non-IBD friends at the moment , not too shabby 😉

 

 

 

#7daysofIBD – Day 4 

Spent the day in the museum district in Houston and had an interesting experience in the museum of Fine Arts. I had a bottle of water in my hand and I was told to either toss it or give it to coat check. I wasn’t willing to do either. It was a closed bottle and the main reason why I had it was to take my pills throughout the day. At the coat  check I explained how I need my water to take my pills, and how you can be in a museum for hours. The woman in coat check stated they either take it or put a “medical permit” sticker on your bottle, I chose the sticker. Didn’t realize how hardcore having a bottle of water is in a museum. 

       

 And  for some reason this painting made me think of colonoscopy prep lol smh

  
    

#7daysofIBD – Day 3 Flying!

I’m flying to Texas for the weekend, a quick weekend getaway. I’m excited and scared at the same time. Excited for BBQ and real Mexican food and scared to eat BBQ and real Mexican food . . . sighs . . I gotta be cautious this weekend, but I think I’m prepared. Of course I packed my meds, poop-pourri, cottonelle  wipes, and Imodium.

I’m currently sitting in the airport and my dilemma was what to eat for an early dinner. I decided Greenleaf’s would be “safe” but then I ordered a Panini with turkey breast, avocado, chipotle mayo, and pepperjack cheese on multigrain bread with a frostie. . .

I might regret this . . but I have an hour before boarding. Hopefully if I need to go, its before I get on the plane. Wish me luck!!

My #7daysofIBD – Day 2

“I woke up like this!” . . . literally. Anyone else have a crazy alarm system?

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I haven’t been sleeping well this week and woke up late yesterday. Decided to go back to my old alarm system when I was experiencing a flare, and yes I still hit the snooze. Goal is to be up by 6:30am. Without these alarms, on a bad day it would take at least an hour for me to get out of bed. . . severe fatigue is no joke.

I know  its supposed to be one photo a day but I had to share my experience at Bed, Bath & Beyond last night. I’m traveling to Texas for the weekend and had to stock up on my poo-pourri. BB&B is the only place I know that sells it and I almost had a panic attack. I could not find any bottles!! My anxiety hit 100 knowing I will be traveling and possibly using many public restrooms this upcoming weekend . . . until I saw something familiar.

They only had 4 bottles?!?! This has to change, but happy I was able to buy one!! #winning #littlevictory

My #7daysofIBD

In honor of Crohn’s & Colitis awareness week, December 1-7, I decided to participate in the #7daysofIBD campaign sponsored by Crohn’s & Colitis UK. You take a picture for the next 7 days that display your life living with IBD. Since we are  a very visual society these days, a photo can speak a thousands words. So below is  my Day 1. For my fellow IBDers if you wanna participate click here for more information.

Day 1 – December 1, 2015

Below is my daily morning routine, filling my pill box for the day. I used to do it for the week but been lazy lately.  10 pills a day is not bad, 7 months ago I was taking 14 pills a day, at least one pill every hour I was awake. That was a very depressing time for me .