You have what???….My journey with UC

Midwest Sunsets Trump High Liver Enzymes Anyday!


Just when things might be going in the right direction, my liver enzymes decided to go left… ALTs gradually increased again on my 2nd lab. Went for the metabolite draw today… Hopefully its just the 100mg of 6mp I upped a couple months back. 

Anyways this sunset took my mind off of the never ending what ifs last night on my drive home. : )

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Memorial Cabin Weekend is here… Over packing… Probably



I will be spending 4 days with family who can live on cheesy potatoes, hot dogs and all yummy things that require strong indigestion remedies. 

Its ok though, I empty my fridge and away we go… Mind as well, it would spoil otherwise. I get a couple takers on my addition of vegtables to the menu. It has taken a long time to surrender to the reality…”everything in moderation is key” 

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Ohhhh that looks healthy… My IBD brain says otherwise


To the average person I eat pretty darn healthy. In the IBD world, my brain says this:

“Avocado-yes!, strawberries… Well they have seeds so be careful, ohh and and the hot grain cereal, it has the word grain in it… Soo really it should not be an option. Bananas are good but were they brown enough bc too green isnt that great either. At least your using real butter but it does have cream and well am I dairy sensative too this week? ”

I gobbled this up still completely satisfied because I feel I need the energy for the day and I push the IBD Google diet demons aside.  But for me this is insight as to how my brain is turning for every meal. I do believe what I eat has an effect on my colitis. Do I believe it caused my IBD or will make it go away miraculously, no. But I feel it does play an important role. 

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Eggghhhhh ! 


Really all this time I’ve been trying to stay away from carbs/grains by making mini quiches, egg salad, cobb salads, egg bake…xmas deviled eggs.. Could I really have an egg sensativity this whole time?!!!!

All I know for sure is that I’ve given up any kind of cooked egg (scrambled, hard boiled, fried) for 2 weeks and there has not been any repercussions. 

This leads to my new Google of the week… Egg sensitivity, sulfur

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