OK, feeling a bit better now. Please accept my apologies for being Mr Grumpy-pants lately, but you know how it is. I think that I find it most difficult to deal with IBS when not only do I have to avoid loads of foods that I enjoy, but it also doesn’t seem to make much difference – ie, I don’t eat pizza and I still get sick. You start thinking “Well why don’t I just eat the pizza?”
Still, stomach has improved and actually was perfectly normal this morning so at least that’s something. Besides, I’m still in the middle of treatment here, so there’s still a long way to go.
On the CDSA front, I was actually feeling too ill to go see the doc on Saturday, but he has kindly sent me the results through the post, and we’re gonna have a chat probably tomorrow.
I don’t understand a lot of the things on the results sheets (they run to about five pages) but it does look like I’m low on some good bacteria, and that maybe there are a few other issues going on as well. So hopefully that’s another avenue to go down and look for some solutions.
I’d like to thank everyone who has left supportive comments and sent emails – it is really appreciated, and I promise I will try to drag myself out of the IBS pit of despair and frolic gaily into the healthy-stomached stawberry field of joy.