This has been a long week and it’s only Wednesday night 😂 My body switches from being my best friend to being my worst enemy in .5 seconds so on top of having a love/hate relationship with my body, I have to keep my mental health + motivation up so I can at least function to complete college assignments. I just feel so tired that I need to sleep 10hr or more or I don’t feel like I can do anything. This isn’t positive and I’m sorry but life ain’t all unicorns and rainbows
I started the year with the diagnosis of Crohn’s disease. It consumed my year; changing my diet, finding a new GI, dealing with paralyzing pain, tests, procedures, etc. Now I’m ending the year with no official diagnoses but a GI that isn’t going to give up until we find one. I had a lot of adventures this year that, yes were effected by pain but still enjoyed. I’m thankful I’m not as sick as I was in 2016 but my body is getting weaker and the pain is getting worse. Next year is going to be like this year, making me stronger no matter what happens. 💙 Thank you to all of you who’ve supported me, helped me and answered my questions, you made this year a little bit more bearable 💘 Bring on 2018
#mushymoment - Words can't explain how much this man means to me, after 8 years together I still get butterflies in my tummy when I know he's coming home from work or just coming to see me 🤗 Tonight I've suffered worse than I have in a while ( I think the severe shooting pains may be a reaction to the flu jab) 🙈 but when I needed him most he was there, when I felt so alone && like I was losing my mind it only took a txt from him to dry my tears - I will never be able to repay you for everything you do for me sweetie all I can offer is unconditional love from now && forever - I love you @urbandj87 - love you too the moon && back 💙😗💙
Thanks to these I am getting the benefits from over 20 fruit and veg 🍓🍊🍋🍍without the nasty effect on my tummy! Not to mention that little boost of energy 💃🏻which I sure will need travelling today 🙈 Also haven't had a bug or cold since starting these, and I used to get them almost weekly because of my low immune system 👋🏻It is NOT a cure and I still struggle everyday🙅but it has helped me SO much with my chronic illnesses💞 Now looking to do the same for other people 👸 Are you interested? 🙋#chronicillness#me#severeIBS#jpcapsules#teamsass#onesimplechange
Today I am going to talk about the disease that has taken my life away from me- IBS (IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME)
I can write a book on IBS but I know there is word limit here 😂 ▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫
~IBS is a functional disorder of the gastro intestinal tract, meaning there is no change in the structure but only functional impairment.
▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫ ~Symptoms of IBS are - ⚫ Abdominal pain ⚫ Fullness after meals ⚫Vomiting, nausea ⚫ Diarrhea (IBS-D) ⚫ Constipation (IBS-C) ⚫ Alternating constipation and diarrhea (IBS - A) ⚫ Chronic fatigue ⚫Constant urge to go to the washroom ⚫Intolerance to food.
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Many people dismiss IBS as just a mere "upset stomach" which is totally false. IBS is such a horrible illness and this disease alone made me completely housebound and mostly bedbound. I have severe IBS - C from 4 and a half years and it's horrible to struggle on a daily basis. I'm not able to do even the littlest of tasks because I have to keep running to the washroom every few minutes. The worst attack I got was when I had to stay in the washroom for 17 hours because I just couldn't come out. People always make fun of gut problems and don't take it seriously. It's because of this reason that I have always been embarrassed to share my experience. But now, I have gained enough courage to tell everyone how living with IBS is. It's a living hell because you either spend all your time in the washroom or bed. I have such severe IBS from past 5 years that I can't do anything and have to lie on bed all the time. Just because it isn't life threatening, doesn't mean it's nothing. It can reduce the quality of one's life Severely.People, please understand that even though IBS doesn't involve structural damage like IBD, it's a serious illness and needs awareness to get rid of the stigma associated with it.
Please share to support us, we live in a lot of pain everyday but all we get is jokes made on our illness and disbelief from everyone, including doctors.
Green is the colour for awareness 💛
IBS warriors like me please feel free to share your experiences in the comments below ☺
We should show the world how severe this "upset stomach condition" really is.