Hi Annie..good subs are hard to find...I know that to be absolutely true! So, you being on a list of any teacher will be utilised to the fullest. You know what you can handle, and it seems you do need the break...to rest. Your body can't go full tilt while trying to heal...and I know how much energy is needed to keep kids attention. Kindergarten...never interpreted at that level...I had the opportunity but didn't apply for the position. Besides..I know what they can do with snot....I got to see it all while they were en"gross"ed in the learning process..lol! :-b
I started a signing course twice a week just before I was diagnosed in '89...it was a lifesaver to have me focused on something I was getting good at while getting my health issues figured out. I still was doing hair casually...so me getting out to do something new was good. I met a few people who are still very good friends and clients. From signing classes, I applied for the interpreter program and got accepted. 2 years....then graduated in '94. I left at the end of the school year June of 2000. It was an exciting yet stressful time..but I'll admit i'm enjoying the language more now than ever before.
You must have quite an "ear" for the intricacies of music...I bet no one notices. Since you're completely deaf in that ear...I guess a hearing aid would be of no value?
Weight issues can be because of thyroid (but you said you've been checked and it's OK....did you see an endocronologist or was it just your GP that did the tests?) and even the fact that not enough nutrients are being absorbed from foods because of extremely fast transit time and diarrhea. You need certain foods and nutrients to lose weight...and if you don't get enough, the body will go into a "starvation" mode and lower the metabolism...at least that's how I understand it.
Vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds can cause the digestive system to work a bit too fast because some of them cause the peristalsis to quicken...which isn't that great when having diarrhea. Fibres such as oatmeal can work the same, but tend to absorb and bind. But, if you don't have other foods to bind with, then it will have the opposite reaction. Especially with an already quick working gut that's not got enough other digested foodstuff to bind with.
Yes, eggs have cholesterol in them...food cholesterol...but they also have a counter cholesterol in the whites (which no one seems to ever talk about
). They're also one of the most complete foods ever naturally made. One can also get them with added omega 3..so there's a plus for cholesterol. Have it with a grain bread you can tolerate and you're set for the day. I used to eat them with rice bread when I was having so much diarrhea...tasted pretty good and definitely lessened my symptoms since I can't handle high grain fibre.
At least an option.
Save your salads to an addition to a meal and in a smaller proportion to lessen the transit time.
Don't eat fruit or salads alone...best with something that will help produce a stool...
To help with cholesterol AND lessen bms...a fibre supplement will help.
Fruits can be eaten in sauce form for a while. Make sure no added sugar, however.
The other option would be for you to look up the SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet)....I think you can check it out online.
I have a friend who is truly 100% faithful to it (even made me a few goodies from it) and she's definitely had great success with it changing stool consistency and frequency. I don't follow it....but it does encourage eating and with a good balance of proteins.
If you can allow yourself a schedule in which to give time to heal and maintain some consistency that is lower in "distress"....change your food intake and see if that helps. Try to eat as balanced as possible...but for sure you need protein.
Do you eat chicken, fish, turkey..other meat?
I'm feeling better today....it's possible I've picked up something...my husband was having lots of frequency a few days ago...but it could be the too many dates..yumm, so good, but they're a laxative..LOL! I did use a Salofalk anyway. I also have a nice external hemmie...I'll see how the next day or so goes. Today was much better but I was very tired. Hmm. always ups and downs.
I best head off to bed...have to be up early tomorrow..um, today.
Maybe you'll get the results today...nice end to the week.
The waiting is most difficult.
Have a good one!
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!