Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Is it really working?

It's just about the end of summer and the kids will be going back to school soon...yeah says I!!! Its actually easier to go to work somedays than have to listen to kids fight and bicker some days....kids can be very frustrating some times.

Anyway, I'm down to 15mgs of Pred and its going well this time. I haven't been this low without loads of mucus and blood sightings in 2 years!!!

All I'm doing different this time is trying not to stress out along with taking magnesium, zinc, Vit B and a good probiotic. Is that my cure...who knows.

The SCD diet left me feeling really low, but in 10 weeks I've bounced back to a high that a haven't seen in years...and no it's not been caused by the pred.

I don't know if eating less refined sugar and fat is also helping as all the doctors say that food isn't the cause. My jury is still out on that as I really think it's a combination of what is happening in my mind and what I'm putting into my body.

Lets see what happens in the next few weeks .... please keep the blood and mucus away .... please let my body heal after a nightmare 18 months ......

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Maybe it's working this time

So as I said last time, I'm back on the pred, but the difference is that this time it might actually be working as I'm able to drop 5mg each week and so far it's a hell of a lot better than last time where I still had blood and mucus to deal with every now and again.

What's different this time....easy, I'm not stressed at all. I'm enjoying summer and chilling out...I don't have to go anywhere I don't want to go and this year I have my first ever sun tan in 14 years!! I don't sunbathe in Australia as we just get burnt to pieces and last year I couldn't get my head around the fact that the UV index was only at 7....in Oz it can get to 15!!

So this summer I've read loads of books, went sight seeing and swimming, but all in all I'm much less stressed...maybe that is the key...who knows...time will tell. It's a bugger that there is only 4 weeks left before the kids go back to school....but heck this summer has been fun so far.

That doesn't stop the odd panic about loos, but no accidents so far...I even managed to hang on for over 1 hr...though it was really only a pee I needed but with our disease, well you just never knwo what is going to happen when you relax on a toilet. Why did I hang on 1 hr..well, we were at a finishing stage of the Tour de France, and when those guys fly past and only see them for 30secs would you have risked a bathroom stop? No way, I'd rather have an accident :D and was it worth it or what!!!