It was SO UNBELIEVABLY NICE to have a weekend filled with the perfect ratio of fun:relaxing:getting shit done. That hasn’t happened in a while.
I really need to get back on the healthy wagon. Last week was a total writeoff. This week isn’t starting out all that great, but at least the water consumption is up – it’s a start. What really needs to come into play again is the exercising. I may be able to squeeze a short workout in tonight before I go out and try to pick something remotely healthy off the Fogg & Suds menu for dinner.
Speaking of which, before I fell off the wagon last week my IBS symptoms had virtually disappeared. Even though I know it plays such a strong part in symptom control, I’m amazed every time it happens. It was strongly emphasized at the end of last week though, when I spent most days pretty bloated. And Sunday’s hangover was extra unpleasant.
Somewhat related to that, I stumbled across an article the other day on Crohn’s disease (which has a strong history in my family), discussing aphthous ulcers. These are the kind of ulcers that wreak havoc on the digestive tract of Crohn’s patients. Until now, I didn’t realize that was the specific type of ulcer that occurred. Regular readers will remember that’s the same type of ulcer I had in my throat a little while back. Considering these ulcers can appear anywhere in the digestive tract of Crohn’s patients (from the mouth, right through the “bottom system”), I’ve been a tad worried.
This has since spurred me in the direction of getting myself a regular doctor. I wish finding one that doesn’t suck wasn’t so damn hard. All I’m looking for is a female doctor in Northwest Burnaby who speaks intelligible English, has reasonable office hours, keeps appointments, respects my decisions to be on or off certain medications and doesn’t preach too much, and has a slightly above average understanding of GI medicine. Is that too much to ask?