Saturday, August 16, 2008

Figuring it All Out

I'm not sure if we have yet, but on my Friday visit to a new GI doctor- the diagnosis was not murder, but IBS. irritable bowel syndrome. This apparently affects 1 in 5 people- mostly women- so I'm super-pysched to be chosen, of course!

I don't know if you know anyone or you yourself have dealt with this, but it is no picnic! We went shopping for new pantry items and well I have to say, I'll be eating pretty blandly for a little bit. This website has been a wonderful instrument in educating me Help for ibs.

I've been trying to stay positive, b/c it can be difficult. I can't really take anything- being pregnant and thankfully the baby is fine regardless of my own issues. I grabbed some of my own photos that make me smile & inspire me. One is from our scrapbook I've created for the baby, another from my own collaged baby/nesting journal the other two are clothing in the shop or soon to be.

One of the amazing things I am able to eat while just starting this early stage of calming down my colon and such is ANGEL FOOD CAKE!! Can you believe that? So I've found a recipe that seems pretty easy and doesn't involve 12 eggs- which is always a plus. Have a great weekend! nom nom nom!


DeeJay said...

Uh! Angel food cake is divine! Lucky you eh?! lol Glad there is a dx and that you are on your way to feeling better. Live long and hosper mamasita!

Loree said...

Actually, I dealt with moderate IBS when I was younger, and it occasionally flares up every now and then. I think, in my case, it's tied mostly to nerves. So first day on a new job or something was always both terrifying and uncomfortable. Definitely no fun to be with and it makes it difficult to go out much when it's a concern.

Christopher And Tia said...

That baby book, is CAHYUTE!