When you gotta go

We got our car back yesterday and made plans to go to the Mall today. It’s something my husband has looked forward to for months. I promised him I would take him there today and I kept that promise. However, it was no fun for me.

I woke up with all my hidradenitis flared and some new flares popping up. It’s almost time to start my period, so I am not surprised. I also shaved last night in my bikini area because I was tired of looking like a Wookie, but woke up this morning with red bumps everywhere. I have never had them this bad before. I guess I will have to just get an electric trimmer for that area instead. I can’t wait to see the Surgeon next Friday to get some relief. I know he wants to die down some of the inflammation with draining small ones and antibiotics before the surgery.

I had pop corn and some cereal last night. I ran out of almond milk, so I thought a little milk wouldn’t hurt me. I was wrong, the pop corn and milk caused me cramping, loose stools, mucus, pain, cold sweats, and feeling like I was going to pass out this morning. I went #2 5 times in just  2 hours and within 5 minutes of getting to the mall. Lucky for my husband, my gut waited until we got home to start up again. Thank goodness I don’t have blood and things are calming down now after a long bath. I won’t be eating pop corn or drinking milk again!

I lied about no blood. I had to stop this post to “go” again and there is bloody mucus now. I called my doctor’s office this morning to ask what to do and just waiting for a call back. I’m guessing my diverticulosis is turning into diverticulitis? Diverticulosis happens when pouches (diverticula ) form in the wall of the colon . If these pouches get inflamed or infected, it is called diverticulitis. I have no fever, so I don’t think it’s an infection, I think it’s just irritated.

My daughter let me borrow her scale and I am happy to say I have lost 20 pounds! I am going to keep eating right and moving as much as I can. I have 40 pounds to be back to where I was before Hidradenitis and 60 if I want to reach my goal weight of 160. I am 5’10” so, I will be happy with 180 OR 160.

I made a second blog for a lighter side of me that has nothing to do with the disease. My Normal Side is about my regular life. I am filling it will fun, good eats, inspiration, and just the regular life I lead apart from all these issues. You can’t let disease consume you. I talk about it, release the days issues, and move on.

Tomorrow is a new day, a better day. Hold onto that.

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