Time for a ME topic. An UN-fun one. But looking for answers.
Ever since High School I have had terrible stomach issues. My friends thought I was bulimic because I'd rush off to the bathroom in the restaurants after every meal. Well...it's like 15 years later and I'm STILL doing it. Irritable Bowel Syndrome as it's called (IBS).
I've tried it all... gluten free diet, no dairy, medications...nothing seems to work but simply NOT eating anything from a restaurant or anything heavy. OH and don't be stressed. Those are the triggers.
For heaven's sake, I missed nearly ALL of my friend Liz's wedding because I was so SICK from all her delicious food. But how can I not eat out?? Josh says if we have girl's night out, to eat before then just have a few drinks and hang out with them. I get his point, but eating out with friends is fun to me and I NEVER get to do it anymore, or have date night for that matter. But he's right, I spend so many fun nights out tearing up in the bathroom in cramps, pain, and uuughhhhhh. It happens RIGHT away.
Especially after having a baby, my stomach is even MORE not used to eating out, so when we do, I end up sick everytime, then Josh is mad that we waste money going out to eat.
I don't have an answer, I've had 2 endoscopies and 1 colonoscopy, nothing. I know that it's very much stress induced as well, but I am really sick and tired of this digestive track. I hate it. I hate IBS. My friend Melissa is going to look into stomach transplants.
This post was set off by spending 3 hours last night sick after Josh brought home some food from his work dinner, my favorite place, Taste of Texas.
I guess turkey sandwiches at home are going to be my life now, and that just makes me depressed. At least we'll save money.
Ok rant over.
1 week ago