how to be the sassiest girl in gastro

always have an interesting pair of socks sticking out from your hospital gown. scope went well enough, results were as expected – thank GOD – if the camera had showed that things were looking great, then i would have flipped out a bit, as i don’t want to be told ‘nah, we ain’t taking that out, it’s FINE’. so now i’m going to be off to chat to surgeons next friday, and hopefully we’ll have a bit more solid info by then. hurrah! Continue reading how to be the sassiest girl in gastro

close encounters of the bowel kind

Good morning, my pretties! Time for a brief intestinal update, because that’s what’s on my mind now. I’m on the final stretch before a colonoscopy today – down to no food, no fluids, absolutely nil by mouth (although I did brush my teeth – REBEL). I took a long luxurious shower to try to avoid total bodily dehydration… my veins are bad at the worst of times, and   it’s pretty grim when the nurses have to give up on you and pass you on to the busy doctors to stab you properly. This is, for those interested, my third … Continue reading close encounters of the bowel kind

twisted insides – a treatment rant

One thing that drives me a little insane is the ‘any alternative to medication is better’ attitude that seems so prevalent amongst many IBD forums that I peruse from time to time. It seems that every time someone posts their story, there are a million replies about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, and about probiotics, and yada yada yada. Sometimes, people even mention visiting homeopathy specialists. Homeopathy. I’m hoping that they are confusing naturopaths (which I suppose have their place, but we’ll get to that) with homeopathy, because seriously… there are actually still people that buy into that? I just… what?? Okay. Breathe. … Continue reading twisted insides – a treatment rant