starting to face my fears and get out more

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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 3/21/2009 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone for those who have read my history with IBS you know that I've kept myself mostly isolated from people and social functions.Well that all changed last Thursday and Friday I actually made my way over to a social event that was happening at a community center.I surprised myself I was able to spend most of the day there without my symptoms acting up at all.Besides feeling extremely hungry I curved my hunger my munching on some crackers that I had without having to leave to go home to eat something.I was so proud of myself I was able to hangout socialize and meet new people it felt so great.I was so worried that I'd feel the sudden urge to go to the restroom or have to pass gas lol I'm so glad those things did not happen.It felt so good to just talk laugh and just have a good time with everything in my stomach and digestive system at peace that is how I want it all the time.I really was fed up of sitting at home alone not doing anything so I did something about it I just went out and asked God please let me be able to enjoy myself without having any symptoms act up.I just need to be able to when I'm comfortable to open up to people about my having IBS.
I was able to meet such interesting people and even exchanged contact information with a few people.I'm slowly but gradually making my way to living my life and not allowing IBS to control it.I've been feeling so encouraged to get out everyday and face my fears head on cause I can not sit by and let fear conqour me.I want to start living life again!!!!! I'm so thankful to God for blessing me with those two days of happiness and I want more of them.I know I will not be able to have days go as good as Thursday and Friday went but I'd rather have a few then none.I want to thank those who's post that I read on how you manage to still live your life's and not let IBS control it thank you.I'm fighting back harder then ever making sure I knock out IBS and leave it knocked out. turn

Lady Frog
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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 3/21/2009 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I know doesn't it feel good? For me it started with getting pregnant. I went to the doc the first time and was super nervous. And it showed. I'm glad I had the last appointment and no one else really needed the bathroom. But once I got over it I realized it wasn't that bad. Today I was invited to my grandmother's birthday party. I haven't been to a family gathering in almost two years. I figured that if I could go to the doc then why not my aunt's? Not only did I make it there but I even ate there. I haven't eaten anywhere other then home in years. But I think the shepard's pie did me in. Or the potatoes because my aunt put cabbage in everything. And cabbage always upset my stomach even when I didn't have the problems with IBS.

Oh and the icing on the cake for me today was taking the river way home. I live on an island and took the road that follows the river home. It's longer then my usual route. It's something that DH and I used to do when we were dating. Since I let my IBS get the better of me we haven't done anything even remotely date-like in four years.

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 3/22/2009 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
GOOD FOR YOU JT! You will meet someone that way. I know it is really hard but life is too short. you will be surprised how many people you meet that have the same problem.
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