Accurate portrayal of me trying to avoid flare ups right now after a fun weekend and before a huge work week next week.
This weekend I took a very last minute trip, I’m talking I had 30 mins to pack and get to the airport. But it was such a fun weekend filled with so many laughs, games on the beach, playing in the waves, and some drinks.
Everything was worth it. But now I’m dealing with some of the consequences • catching up from poor sleep/lack of sleep
• dealing with the pain/pressure in my feet
• and dealing with my knee I somehow messed up?
Here are some things I’m doing this week to help:
• avoiding dairy/gluten since I know those increase my pain
• exercising daily
• using my lacrosse ball to roll out and stretch my feet
• staying hydrated in this heat
• eating what makes me feel better - close to whole30 but maybe with some rice cause sushi
• not drinking
• getting my ass to bed at a reasonable time
These are things that I know will help me get back to feeling no pain! Oh that, and the chiropractor appointment I had yesterday!
#sarahbitesback #sarahbitesbackadventures #sarahbitesbackshenanigans #painandfun #painmanagement #fibromyalgia #fibromyalgiawarrior
THIS DAY LAST YEAR • I checked into the hospital at 5:30am to have a laparoscopic total colectomy for colonic inertia (which is when the colon basically doesn’t move anything through). In laymen’s terms that means they removed my entire colon through three tiny incisions. The surgery itself went well, but I ended up having a lot of complications after. I had a pneumothorax (collapsed lung) and nobody believed me. They did 2 x-rays while I was in the hospital and they both said I had a pneumothorax but somehow nobody “caught it” on the reports. 🙄 I was sent home with the pneumothorax and found out myself on my online portal that I was right. I knew the pain wasn’t referred from abdominal surgery. 😬🙃
This is yet another example of why it’s a bad idea to ignore what I say. I have been through a lot and I know my body well. 🧐Part of the problem is I try my best to stay calm with really intense pain, so they’re convinced it can’t be that bad therefore it’s not serious—“must be referring gas pains from abdominal surgery” 🙄 they told me.
Over the past year I’ve had improvements related to my motility since my colon was taken out. That said, today I’m really struggling. 😔 The past 1.5 weeks I’ve been having pain and nausea after eating. Up until yesterday the pain wasn’t bad enough to stop me from eating, but I’m not even tolerating puréed food without significant pain anymore. I still was in a lot of pain and extremely nauseous after my morning smoothie. 🥤 My nurse case manager called my GI and they squeezed me in on Thursday. I originally I thought this was from getting glutened, but it shouldn’t be getting worse over time. The moral of the story is: nothing is a cure for dysmotility. The colectomy helped a lot (I literally looked 6 months pregnant for a couple years—swipe for a picture), but it also brought out some new issues. I’ve spent almost the whole day in bed with a heating pad on my stomach and attempting to distract myself with TV (hence my blue-light blocking glasses). ⚠️ Don’t scroll if you don’t want to see my back with a bunch of wires in it and my colon after it was removed! ⚠️
Today is about your third chakra - colored gold and yellow. This is the space before you and around you. Take a moment to notice your chakra and what it’s currently doing for you. #chakra #clearing #space