Love Overflowing

For the health of it…..

Good health has not been my friend this past week. I got some sort of a bug on Thursday night. I woke up freezing!! I was shivering so bad and couldn’t stop; it was like I couldn’t control my body. Thankfully Stephen put a blanket in the dryer for me. When I wrapped myself up in warmth I had to calm myself down to stop the shaking. I was so scared that Stephen was going to have to take me to the hospital.

The following morning I didn’t feel “bad”. I felt sore and worn out. I was running a low grade fever. I called into work and was planning on having a veg tv day with Emily. Following Stephen’s request, I got into the doctor and then called my mother-in-law.  I have to say that I have the best mil in the whole world. She was at my house, picking up Emily within the hour and kept her until after Stephen got home. I was able to sleep the rest of the day and try to fight an ever rising fever. Thankfully, I was pretty much back to normal by Sunday.

Earlier in the week, I had received a call from my GI doctor regarding some blood work I had. He is concerned about some levels going up and an inflammatory mass he felt at my last appointment. I am not too concerned because I know there are other things that can affect the levels he checked. For the most part, I feel fine. Sure, I deal with the normal Crohn’s Disease issues but it’s nothing that I can’t handle. I am still 110% better off than I was almost 7 years ago. Then I was barely able to stand, eat or walk at times. The pain was excruciating and I was exhausted.

I still have times that I wonder if I am doing the best for my condition that I can. I know my doctor is up to date on all of the drug therapies out there. Unfortunately for me, my body does not work the way that it should. That fact shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. There have been several “break-through” drugs that just sucked wind for me. My body didn’t tolerate them. My doctor wants to discuss the newest one out there now. I do see him in a little less than a month.

In the meantime, I am going to do as much research on my own. I want to know if there are any changes to my diet that I can make to help. I am going to do some research into possibly seeing a dietitian (not sure if that would help). I also want to know if there is anything else that might be able to help me as well. I am currently taking fish oil to see if it helps with the inflammation. Obviously not.

So, as of right now, I am on a self-imposed diet. A no raw veggie diet. And I hate it. I heart salads. But I think that I need to give my guts some time to work things out. Canned veggies- here I come. I think I am going to have to get the Sneaky Chef book for myself so I can get more veggies in my diet!

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