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You have what???….My journey with UC

Besties

          Flares are not old friends you want you keep in touch with. I don’t want to stay up late with you nor do I want to hear your morning chatter.  By now I can recognize stomach signals of whats to possibly come. Can I block you Mr Flare like on FB? Lets not be besties….

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          #overpacked

          My 1st international trip with UC 🙂

          Turns out you can live out of the gift shop when the hotel loses your luggage. I put a weeks worth of essential UC meds and items in my carryon purse. Thank God!!

          I only drank bottled water and stayed with peeled fruit and cooked vegtables. Yep success again, traveling with UC is completely ok… my nerves will get me more often then not.  

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          Having a fat day….blahh

          Girls know… Having a fat day is just blahhh. Since being on Allopurinol & 6mp, I’ve gained 10 lbs. Im feeling extra cushy.  The doc probaly thinks this is great. I on the other hand am annoyed that every time I wash my pants, will they secretly shrink on me?!  Lol.  Then I walk into the hospital to get my blood drawn and i’m surrounded by walkers, wheelchairs, disabled and real sickness…… Anddd reality check hits. Thank You I needed it today 🙂

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          Just dont look….

          …At the top of your head in a bright dressing room when your hair is sorta falling out more than you would like. I could brush out small fur coats every morning. This happens now and again where my hair really thins. Not sure why but if the other dept is good I accept thin hair. : )

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          Go with your Gut

          Gut instincts are amazing. Never let UC interfere with the path your meant to go down. 

          There are great days with active UC. I cant stress that enough. I always want to post when things are rough, new meds, more blood tests or difficult days.  Some times I want to avoid the truth of the bad days too as its a reminder this can just suck. Just take the good and run! : )


           

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          Flying with Flare

            
          Put on your fav granny panties and rock the runway because flare or no flare I am gonna always try and go whether for work or fun. 
          It sucks, its no fun but with a small game plan I recommend it can be done with little anxiety.

           I want my next post to be some traveling tips I do help ease the what ifs in our brains. 

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          Could Intense Exercise Be a Culprit?

          New theory!! 

            
          Just facinating this could be a real reason when I reflect on my flare &  exercise regime. 

          Same time last year I felt great and wanted to increase my aerobic endurance and start exercising more intensly….. Reap the benefits right? Spin class, step class, kickboxing…3 times a week and bam… Flare again!

          I found a great article explaining the relationship between the gut and exercising. 

          http://www.thepaleomom.com/2014/10/exercising-much-hurts-gut.html

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          I made the call

            
          I am sure I am not alone in this but I made the call to the dr for help.   No relief and the flare is geting worse. There are 2 feelings, one of of defeat and the other is I have a team of people waiting to help me if I need it. Its the right thing to do. 

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          I Am…7 Day Meditation Challenge

            Today I started a 7 Day Meditation Challenge I found on Pinterest. I can find 12 mins a day. 

          Today’s Meditation theme was “I Am”… I found I am grieving the healthy girl I was just a few weeks ago and hoping I will be there again sooner rather than later. 

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          Add or Eliminate??

          In the brink of a flare… I’ve chosen to do both. Reflect on possible triggers and keep my fingers crossed. I’m choosing both… Lets start with the elimination of raw vegi’s and salads…so tonights dinner winner: 

          Mahi Mahi w/sea salt, steamed carrots, 1/2 avocado and a baked potato : )

            

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