IBS and the Nerd

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Lady Frog
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   Posted 11/27/2008 11:33 AM (GMT -7)   
OK just a funny story. Yesterday my guts decided to go nuts. I mean every hour on the hour plus plenty of cramping to go with it. It was a fairly normal attack if a little more painful then usual. Well hubby came home from work and asked how the guts were doing. He knew that they were acting up earlier. I said that they were better but I would be fine tomorrow( that would be today). He looked thoughtful and asked if my tummy was doing a system reset. rolleyes I love my husband but he can be such a computer nerd at times.

And yes my tummy is being about as normal as it gets today so maybe he was right.

7Lil
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   Posted 11/27/2008 5:52 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL That's pretty funny logic. Makes sense. Usually after I have an attack I'll be perfectly "normal" for a good couple days after.
Glad you're feeling better. :-)
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Marsky
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   Posted 11/27/2008 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh that is funny. Just another way to look at IBS huh? LOL

When I have a bad day, I almost always have one or two good days afterwards. And if the bad day hits while at home, I actually want it to happen (at that point). I just want it all out and done with. So I sip hot tea, bringing on more bm's, which sounds crazy to non-IBS'ers but when you're in the throes of an attack, sometimes I find it's best if I let my wacky system do its thing but the tea does encourage it along too.......and yep, the next day, I'm pretty much cleaned out and doing good.

Glad your tummy was good for Thanksgiving today!

Lady Frog
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   Posted 11/27/2008 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Marsky, it decided to act up literally 15 minutes before the inlaws got here. Now it wasn't too bad because it lasted maybe a half hour but of course when dinner rolled around my tummy was still too raw to eat. I just filled up a hot water bottle and hung out anyways even though I wanted nothing more then to curl up with my heating pad and go to sleep. Still had a good time though. Just have to remember for Christmas that even if it seems like it's going to behave I'd better prepare just in case it doesn't. But at least now I can eat the left overs in peace because I have the bathroom all to myself tomorrow.

Marsky
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   Posted 11/28/2008 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh no, must have missed that important detail. My bad. Do you think you were worried about their arrival and that could have something to do with the attack? I know when I'm nervous or worried about hosting company, I have to eat very little because even if I eat the foods that agree with me the most, I'm often still a mess!

Well, at least you're doing well now. And have the bathroom all to yourself too. The things that we appreciate now, huh?

My first in-law family (happily remarried now, thank you very much) lived on a farm in Indiana. They had a huge rambling house, with about 5 or 6 of my ex's siblings still living at home. And get this - one bathroom. ONE! Or I should say just one toilet. Sometimes an old house will have a toilet in the basement next to the furnace, not in that house though. It's just a good thing I didn't have my IBS symptoms back then! They would host huge holiday get togethers. Now, I'd be nervous visiting a house with only one bathroom, with a crowd of 30 or 40. It just didn't phase them at all. I think I remember my first FIL saying, the guys in the family just go behind the barn! LOL Of course that means #1........again, I'd be freaking out socializing in a house with only one john. LOL!!!

Lady Frog
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   Posted 11/28/2008 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   
It didn't act up till after I posted the first time. I tried so hard to coddle it through but no luck. I forget sometimes that my guts know what I'm thinking and like to prove me wrong. I feel the same why you do with the one toilet for tons of people. My hubby's aunt always hosts Christmas and she only has one bathroom. One super tiny bathroom right off her living room so everyone can hear what you are doing, you are taking like five steps away from your seat. In laws only have one bathroom as well and when I lived there I would panic in the mornings. My father in law has a bad habit of starting his bath, stepping away from it to take a call( he works from home most days unless he's on the road), and doing that a few times till he finally takes it. Just when I would think he was done( thankfully he didn't take very long once he did take it) he would just be walking in. Once he got out I would go running in there and it was like a comedy act because I would be slipping and sliding into the bathroom because of the puddles. I got really good at taking one hard step in, sliding across the floor and coming in for the landing rear end first. We still only have the one bathroom but since it's just the two of us it doesn't matter.

But I think I actually have a tummy bug right now. It's not really acting fully like my IBS and foods that are normally safe are setting me off while only the super bland stuff is staying put. I'm glad for all the left over stuffing, turkey and potatoes right now.
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