How were your holidays?

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Lady Frog
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   Posted 12/26/2008 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I know that with any holiday food is a big part of it. Ham, turkey, cheesy potatoes, gravy and loads of other delicious goodies that may or may not land us in the bathroom. I remember one Christmas getting scolded though the bathroom door not because I caved and ate the polish sausage( a holiday favorite in my family) but because one of the funny holiday memories I missed out on was a my little cousin taking out the Christmas tree with the large rubber ball I bought him. This year I decided to take a preventive pill so that I didn't have to worry about the guts acting up. I've done it before with good results and I figured I'd do it again. I got to the in laws in the morning just fine and even was treated nicely by their canine( she's not the friendliest pooch). We ended up leaving because we had to get ready for my family thing. On our way home is when it hit me. My little preventive measure backfired. No I didn't get any D but I forgot that when I took a preventive pill before I was a D person. Now I'm both and I've been in a C spurt. Oops. Made it to my parents but not my aunt's. Tummy was just acting up that badly. The only time my pill lasts for the full 8 hours is when I don't want it to. Of course it did help the pain somewhat so it could have been worse but I kept running to the bathroom because I felt like I had to go but it just didn't work. Overall I had a wonderful holiday even if I missed the big family thing. My parents said I didn't miss much( Dad said everyone brought food I couldn't eat anyways like cheesy potatoes, pigs in a blanket and other greasy, dairy laded foods) and that the only thing I missed was my other little cousin dancing on the coffee table( he's 3). I'm just pleased that I was able to do what I did. My fear has kept me pretty much house bound for several months( farthest I went from home was my parents two miles away) and I was able to put that aside to go way out of my current comfort zone. And on a day where most of the bathrooms are closed as well!

So did you have a good holiday? yeah

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   Posted 12/26/2008 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
That is a shame you missed the big family gathering and the 3 year old dancing on the coffee table (sounds so incredibly cute!). But overall, at least you made it to several get togethers and could pull off some of what you wanted to. It does really suck that our guts do not cooperate, 24/7 but then you add in all the party food and well, no wonder we all struggle so much.

I didn't eat at my in-law's gathering but thankfully this year it was a buffet, heavy on the appetizers so guests just ate when they were hungry. Which worked out well for me! I enjoyed soda and had oh one or two crackers. No one even noticed I wasn't eating! I got home by 11 p.m. and had something light to eat before going to sleep at midnight. Usually I don't eat so late but I hadn't had any solids in my system for almost 16 hours (I skipped lunch to pull off going to my in-law's). All in all I did okay.

But if certainly did not feel like xmas this year - at all. Our daughters knew everything they were getting, my husband and I skipped exchanging, and both sets of our family skipped adult exchanges too. It just felt odd. Truth be told, I feel like xmas hasn't even arrived yet. I only got out half of my decorations. Our outdoor lights and blowdryers kept blowing fuses. So we've been blow drying our hair in bedrooms, until the outdoor lights come down, we can't use our GFI outlets. And so it goes........oh well! LOL! Hoping for a better holiday next year.....
Marsky/Mary's story.....
- Diagnosed with rectal cancer, April 1999 - Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, given temporary colostomy)
- Colostomy reversal, June 1999
- Left with IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's every day
- On a low residue diet at least 75% of the time
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening

All in all I do okay, I just use the bathroom A LOT! But I survived and beat cancer!

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