Archive for September, 2013

Day Two: Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 9:05 16 Comments

Got up and made the Kale Ginger Strawberry smoothie again. Still tastier than one would anticipate.  Made a water concoction of lemon, cayenne pepper, and fresh ginger-just let it steep in the fridge and infuse.  I strain it and drink the water cool or at room temperature.  It is also surprisingly good.  Ginger, of course, […]

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Let’s Try This Again

Monday, September 16, 2013 5:03 10 Comments

Well, kids, my wallowing has come to an abrupt end. I got bored of it and started researching alternatives-both to wallowing and healing.  I ate extremely healthfully before the last surgery, then rode the “low residue diet” train for a while.  Waking up pooping blood, finding the stricture is back, and having awful arthritis motivated […]

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Bloody Shit.

Saturday, September 14, 2013 8:05 22 Comments

No, I’m not British.  I’m an angry American girl who woke up at 5am and shit blood out her butt despite having an ostomy that’s supposed to be doing my shitting for me.  I’ve been shitting blood for half my life.  Let’s re-cap: At age 15, I got violently ill one night, shaking and having […]

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Ask Me About My Shitbag

Friday, September 6, 2013 14:46 3 Comments

Before we get started here, let me offer a disclaimer. I affectionately refer to my ileostomy bag as a, “shit bag.”  My stoma is named STELLAAAAA, but if you read this blog, you  know I have an affliction called writer’s potty-mouth and thus, “shit bag” is my term-of-endearment-of-choice. Shitbag Etiquette: If you have an ostomy, you can […]

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