Thank you all. You've helped cheer me up a little anyway!
I'm finishing work in just over 30 minutes, so Ive decided when I get home I'm going to get in bed for an hour and have a good rest before the other half comes home from work. I had some lunch earlier on, and I got some ginger ale which has either eased my cramps or I'm just lucky! I have started with heartbrn a little bit as well so I will make sure I get something for it when i get home.
I have tried Immodium when the d wasn't so bad a couple of weeks ago but it didn't help, and the doctor has told me that I should try and steer clear of taking anything for the time being. Unless it starts to get really bad I'll just do what they say for now.
The next thing is trying to persuade my boss to take me off a training course next week. I would have to get the train into Manchester, and I dont fancy having to stand about waiting for trains and being cramped up in a little carriage where i wont be able to sit down. I don't think it will be a problem, but I'm not prepared to risk an accident somewhere that I am totally unfamiliar with.
I have been thinking today about times over the last 10 years or so when i have been ill, and the more I think about it the more I think I have suffered with this for years. When I was 18 I was ill for around 2 weeks and had to take time off work. I had pretty much the same symptoms as I have now, but the doctor put it down to a bug.
Earlier than that, I was on holiday in FLorida with my family, and one night after a big meal we were driving home and I HAD to go to the toilet. My mum stopped to ge petrol, and I was prepared to kill her to get home so I could go to the toilet. I was grasping onto the car seat so tight I thought I would break my fingers, and the relief of getting to the bathroom was out of this world! None of this is really relevant to me today, but I have been thinking and I think this could have been going on a lot longer than I thought - just maybe it has taken this long to flare up again?
After everything today I have had a nice talk with my husband tonight and although it might take a while, he is finally beginning to understand that things are a little bit different at the moment.
I got home from work, had a shower and got in bed and watched a DVD, and now I feel a little better. Even though I have had some pain tonight, I feel a bit more able to deal wth it now I have taken a couple of hours to myself.
I'm prepared for an interrupted night, so I'm going o have a really early night to try and get as much as sleep as possible earlier on. I'm so looking forward to it being Friday tomorrow, and I intend to spend my entire weekend doing as little as possible - watching a few films and enjoying the quiet time. And I actually feel really positive tonight!