|A Recent Photo of Semi Colon|
I also am having a LOT less pain for the most part, although the last few days haven't been stellar. For the last week, I've been able to COMPLETELY ditch one of the hard-core pain meds that I have had to take almost daily for a year. I hope that God will allow the pain to continue to decrease so I can get OFF (or at least significantly reduce) my pain medicines! That would be amazing and would shock my doctors (in a good way)! It's been simply amazing and incredible to be in less pain!
|Yeah, that's right... I was taking rat poison|
The not-so-great news is that my tummy is still really struggling. I am continuing the liquid diet. Every few days I attempt some food like corn puff cereal in lots of almond milk (that's my healthy choice. My other choice has been Cheetos). I choose things that melt to practically nothing, so theoretically, they shouldn't block me up. Well, theory and practice have yielded different results - I have more pain and feel partially obstructed after eating pretty much anything that's not liquid.
|Missed it by *that* much!|
|The Ergonomic Cimzia Shot! |
If only all injections were this easy to grip.
Although things obviously are far from perfect, I am really, truly feeling SO MUCH BETTER! I am not really sure why... Could it be the gluten-free diet finally kicking in after a few months? Maybe it's the Manual Therapy called Airrosti that is helping my muscle pain. Or perhaps it's the increased steroids masking everything. Maybe the exercise I've been faithfully doing this year is finally helping after months of no change. Who knows why - I'm just thankful that I AM feeling well... and praising God for His kindness to me!