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Well, that sucked!

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Well, looks like the couple of good days I just had were the eye of the storm, because last night I had a really bad turn with my diverticular disease. Excrutiating pain, and felt so sick! It took two hours to ease off, which is the longest an attack has lasted so far.

Then I tossed and turned all night, unable to sleep properly. The after-effects of the beast, I guess. The stress caused by the attack also affected my costo, leaving a residual ache around my stomach , chest and back, making sleep and getting comfortable a bit tricky.

The silver lining in this latest pain cloud, however, is that I think I know what caused the attack. Things had eased off painwise in recent weeks as I had cut out larger meal portions and was eating smaller amounts at each meal, and was relying on snacks in between to keep my system happy. I had also cut out any foods that may have been causing problems. Subconsciously, however, as the weeks passed with no issues to speak of, I had been gradually increasing my food meal portions. When I had the couple of days of mild pains earlier in the week, I put it down to a food I had reintroduced, and then last night I had good old fashioned fish, chips, carrot and petit pois. It was a bigger plate of chips than I'd been eating recently, and it took me over the edge.

It wasn't a chip shop size portion. I had a Young's Basa fillet in batter (just over 100g fish fillet), and 200g of my homemade chips, plus 100g each of carrot and peas. This gives you some idea of how small I need to make my portions if I'm not going to get caught out again.

If I do ever go to a chippy for some haddock, it will have to be JUST the haddock! No chips! Not that I'd mind that. The haddock in batter has always been the draw to a chippy for me.

So, today I have a body that feels like it has gone ten rounds with Mike Tyson. And it has to work today! So no exercise as such, just plenty of housework. And plenty of water and small nibbles rather than big meals. I can get away with my 30g porage oats, and 250ml milk breakfast with an apple on top, but after that I need to defrost what I planned to eat for my evening meal, and have half of it for lunch and the rest in the evening, rather than all of it in one go. And keep my fingers and toes crossed that I don't get several attacks over the next few days - the usual routine when it gets this bad. I have Rob and Bry arriving on Thursday for a long weekend, and I want to enjoy it! Specially as it is the nearest I'll get to celebrating my birthday with family this year (birthday is 3rd Nov)!

Oooh, did 35 mins cardio and 10 mins Lower Body ST yesterday.

Wish me luck! :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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BOVEY63 10/11/2012 1:37PM

    Hope you are feeling better!
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SCREWIE 10/9/2012 3:17AM

    Hopefully you won't be too ill when Rob and Bry are over.

Hugs x

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CARLA-216 10/8/2012 2:24PM

    Are you missing a bit from your ear as well? Sorry, couldn't resist with the reference to Mike Tyson. :P

I hope you're feeling all better by now and that you feel grand by the time Bry and Rob arrive for the weekend.
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KPA1B2 10/7/2012 7:12PM

  Hopefully you've found your triggers! Good lulck!

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STONECOT 10/7/2012 6:02PM

    I'm sure you've had all sorts of proper medical advice, but during an attack have you ever tried 'Buscopan' which helps ease muscle spasms? It's marketed for IBS, and works well for that. It might work for diverticularitis too.

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_LINDA 10/7/2012 2:51PM

    So sorry you have had such a rotten go of it :(( But you have hit on the best way to help with your weight. The health people have advocated smaller meals throughout the day, keeps your blood glucose happy, and your tummy satisfied. Ironic, to learn this works better the painful way :( I hope you have no further attacks..
Awesome Bry and Rob is coming in for your birthday!
Great work with the exercise!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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0309COOKIE 10/7/2012 2:48PM

    Aaaww, it sounds like you are having a time of things. Hope you get to feeling better soon!

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SHAWFAN 10/7/2012 10:37AM

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/7/2012 10:03AM

    Here's to better days for you.

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SENATOR9 10/7/2012 9:56AM

    emoticon Relax and take it easy

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WANDAH3 10/7/2012 9:56AM

    On the plus side...you may have hit on the what the cause is! I have to eat small portions and no bread as I end up with some severe discomfort. It's better to eat snack style portions apparently anyway...so maybe we are ahead of the game in the long run. Hope you are feeling better soon. Enjoy your early birthday celebration.
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Wanda

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LOVESLIFE48 10/7/2012 9:56AM

    Hope you feel better soon and get to enjoy the weekend with family. emoticon

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ANNEMAC5 10/7/2012 8:42AM

    OH Lexie, sorry to read that you have had a bad night. It must be so draining physically and mentally when you get that pain. You are like a detective (Miss Marple) looking for clues as to what triggers the events. Hope you feel ok for your daughters visit and manage a little pre birthday celebrations.
Take care
Anne:)

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POLSKARENIA 10/7/2012 6:16AM

    You seem to really be intune with your body and what's going on with it. Good luck with the fine tuning. Have a great early birthday celebration!!

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NEW-CAZ 10/7/2012 6:16AM

    Sorry you had such a bad reaction Lex, hope you feel better today, take it slow hun.

I'll keep your BD in mind,hope you enjoy celebrating with your family! emoticon

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LIFETIMER54 10/7/2012 5:21AM

  Wishing you an early happy birthday, have lot's of fun with your family.... emoticon

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