hows this for a visual...
this morning about 5.20am, i move the tiniest of inches in bed to get a bit more comfortable than my uncomfortable position.
bam... have to get up and run to the toilet.
grab my sweatshirt, throw it on and run to the can.
turn on my little space heater cuz its winter and freezing here in my bathroom. (i swear there are icicles.. really)
so im sitting there rocking back in forth and moaning cuz it hurts and what happens?
my nose starts bleeding. what?
yea, my nose bleeds profusely, i guess maybe from the pushing or what not. who knows.
so i grab a sheet of tp and roll it up and stuff it in my nostril with half it sticking out.
then i proceed to continue pooping. if thats what you call blood squirting outta my bum.
then i get that horrible nauseous feeling and reach over and grab one of my handy plastic grocery bags that i have stuffed in the corner just for moments like this.
then i start puking. (horribly loud, my husband tells me later)
and the pain in my gut gets even worse and im pushing and pushing while moaning, groaning and i guess you could say, grunting.
then the tp shoots outta my nose with some of the blood and i have to try and reach some more tp, roll it up and shove it back in my nostril so blood doesnt get everywhere (with one hand).
oh and im still puking, with one hand holding the bag. have my head half in so i dont project it all over the bathroom.
and the poos, being a little more formed at this point are excrutiating and i swear they have corners and sharp edges (even tho they LOOK small and squishy.)
so here i am, puking in a bag, crapping in the can, and tp stuffed in my nose and tears streaming down my face while sounding like im having a baby.
just thought i would share my picture of misery in the hopes of giving you all a chuckle!
(now that its over, i can laugh about it)
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again.. grrr! (triggered by stress - grrr)
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
tumeric capsules x3 a day