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   Posted 3/9/2007 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Pretty much y'all are the only people who would understand how awesome this is, but I have had normal stools for the past 3 days in a row, one each morning. I even ate out one night (and things that I probably shouldn't have) and didn't have that many problems - a little gas, but not severe, and I never felt nauseated! My tummy's been doing quite well this week, and it makes me very happy :)

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   Posted 3/9/2007 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
AHHH, isn't that the greatest?  Makes you feel alive, having normal BMs!  LOL!  Congratulations!

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   Posted 3/9/2007 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Yay!!! Lets hope it stays that way.
I noticed that I can have a few straight days of normalcy if I keep up the probiotics... at least 2 supplements a day.
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   Posted 3/9/2007 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   
YAY sunshine... keep up the good work :)
Hugs, Des
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   Posted 3/9/2007 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Once, during the middle of one of my bowel problems, I realized that I must look just like a dog, who poops, then turns around to examine it. Now we know why they do it. It's important to make sure it looks normal. I'm glad yours are looking normal.

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   Posted 3/9/2007 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Haha, you are so right. Once, when I was explaining to one of my friends who's in nursing school with me what was going on, and how I was having mucus in my stools, she gave me a strange look and said "I don't think I'd even notice." And I thought to myself, "Oh, you would be surprised at what you notice about the oddest things..." People who are normal all the time just do NOT get it. When a stomach bug was going around (that thank God I didn't get...), another friend was complaining about really bad gas pains that went along with it. And she said "It was so weird, I had these gas pains, and they HURT. Like, it was painful..." And once again, I had to hold myself back from saying, "Oh, if you only knew - I experience that every day."

Illness of any kind really makes you appreciate normalcy, and the parts of your body that DO work right. You don't notice it, I don't think, until something actually DOESN'T work, and then it's like, well, at least my hormones are still in check, or at least I can still walk, or I can breathe and my heart is in good shape. It's a humbling thing.
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