My last meal. It was an raw food version of an open faced avocado sandwich with a fruit tart. The crust of the fruit tart had coconut flakes! I also had a strawberry lemonade with ginger- really good flavor combination.
Taken in the morning of the last day of the trip. I really like the texture of the water in this picture.
Some pictures from my trip. Sorry some of the pictures didn’t come out well but I still want to post them so I can remember some of what I ate/did.
The bottom left is of a really good carrot salad with a citrus dressing (“Rainbow Carrots. Cacao. Avocado. Sesame. Lime.”), the bottom right is called “King Oyster Mushroom. Parsnip. Brussels Sprout. Lemon.” the foam on top was really good and fun.
The top picture is a dessert called ”Pumpkin Cheesecake. Cranberry. Butternut Crystals.”
This week was a slow week at work which can be both good and bad. Bad because I’m not busy enough in a day that it seems to take longer for the day to pass and when I have more pain it really makes the day go longer. But when it is busy it is usually hard to talk and get things done if I have a lot of pain, so when it is slow I can just focus on trying to get through the day and thankfully not worry about getting a lot completed. Thankfully this week the pain wasn’t as bad so I got through the week and my neighbors seem to be gone this week. So Thanksgiving wasn’t as bad as I was expecting and it was really pleasant.
I got some recipe ideas and hopefully with get most of my videos edited soon.
This week I was really looking forward going home. I finally got the biopsy results from my GI doctor. He said that everything looks normal which is good news but we still don’t know what is going on with my body. (And it seems that some answers have changed.) I have more tests to do and a few referrals. One referral is to see a respiratory Dr for the chronic cough and the other is to see a psychologist. While I appreciate that they are still looking into the problem it is frustrating that I still have problems and am still in jeopardy of losing my job due to the symptoms of my condition. I know that a lot people in my similar condition have a hard time getting a diagnosis and/or finding something that helps them cope with the pain and really admire how they handle it especially when some don’t get proper help and/or relief until years later. (I was reading a post by someone the other day that said it took 14 years to finally get diagnosed.) On the other hand I don’t have years of my life to waste in the bathroom with pain that feels like my insides are being shredded by coral.
Thankfully I have found out a few things that help but it’s not enough to help me tolerate work on some days. I also know that even with making changes to the quality of items that I use I may still end up getting worse, so I will keep trying to find things that make the pain less painful and hopefully less frequent in addition to continuing to try and get some medical help.
I agree with him #crohns #crohnsdisease #alien #chestburster
I need to look up this movie.
Thankfully this week was a short week since my body was already reacting to the food left out at work for people to snack on. But I will be home in 5 days where I can get some relief and some good quality food. It has been 1 year and I still cannot go into the stores without paying the consequences. Thankfully there are more stores and options now than year ago so I can have food shipped to me.
It really annoys me that I can’t go to the store to get some fresh food to make vegetable stock/broth with. If I want to make vegetable broth I have to have the fresh overnighted to me which costs about as much as a plane flight for the shipping. I was really glad to find out that Pacific Foods is shipping directly to customers now and a few online vegan stores carry their products now. I’m not very familiar with packaged vegetable broth/stock but if I can save some money and eat Pacific Foods products without making my symptoms worse then I will be very glade.
Thankfully this week was not as bad as the last 2 weeks and finally it seems that my scalp and hair are staring to go back to normal after that medical diet test to see if I was digesting fats and proteins. I was on that diet at the end of June and now a little over 4 months later it finally seems like I’m not scrubbing my comb as much every time I comb my hair. I stopped using my brush since it would take too long to wash it each time I brushed my hair. My rash is starting to look a lot better and is still slowly going away. Hopefully my after my trip to SoCal I get the rash to a point where it is almost gone.
Work is still threatening to fire me. Sadly I know this happens to a lot of people that have similar symptoms as me and I hope things will work out. But I don’t really know what else to do, other than call in sick and/or late when I’m stuck in the bathroom and if I get fired all I can really do is pursue any legal options I have to the best of my ability and continue to try to find something that helps me function a little bit better. I’m hoping the biopsy results will help figure out what to do next and possibly a more effective treatment option.
I GOT INTO MEDICINE IM GOING TO BECOME A DOCTOR!!!!