Defiantly doing better. Thanks!
I’d say, the morning of my first infusion, (Thursday early), I was a 1 on a 1-10 scale.
I mean, I hobbled into the infusion center like I was 95 years old.
I’m up in the night with hemorrhoids that are really hurting me right now.
I’m pretty sure I’ve had them in my life before, I’m 59, but I’ve never had a hemorrhoid or hemorrhoids like this!
But, Sunday, which would be day 4, I’d say my UC is a 4 or maybe even a 5. My stool is forming up. Earlier today, I had a bowel movement, I looked down in the bowl, and it was actually three or four normal log type soft brown formed stools. But sometimes when I go the last couple of days, because of the hemorrhoids it Burns unbelievable.
But overall, the Inflectra is definitely working in a positive way. When I started Humira in 2016 I remember it took 8 weeks before I felt any impact. I’m actually shocked the Inflectra has kicked in so quickly so positively for me.
That’s super great news. Thank you Lord.
So…Now, I’ve got painful hemorrhoids. I’ll keep laughing or I’d cry.
Trying daily baths. Extra showers. Using the Tucks wipes. Tylenol.
Tomorrow I’ll get to the store and get some cream or ointment with a numbing agent in it. Sigh.
I’m thinking the hemorrhoids and the pain from those started Friday? Honestly, I forget, it’s all been a miserable blur.
I blame these hemorrhoids on my diet. Typically, prior to all the flaring which started in late august, I eat a bowl of high fiber cereal almost every morning, as well as rolled oats as part of my dinner, and, I also take Konsyl powder, at least once a day.
I’ve been eating all that fiber daily, for years.
Well, in the misery of the horrible flare, I stopped the fiber. All of the above. Pretty much 3 or 4 weeks of little to.no fiber in my diet at all. I just wasn’t thinking …possible ramifications of that. My mindset was all about
getting out of the horrible flare.
Now, I believe I am paying the price for that. Painful hemorrhoids. Sigh.
Post Edited (Rusty Barr) : 10/11/2021 1:29:06 AM (GMT-6)