Thursday, March 28, 2013

Doctors Report & Update

Yesterday I had the follow up visit for last weeks colonoscopy and endoscopy.
My Doc came in and pulled up the reports and grunted and groaned for several minutes before even talking directly to me.  He kept sighing and saying oh this is not what i wanted to see.  The longer it took him the more worried I got.... what seemed like an eternity passed and finally he started talking to me.  He said my Cronhs is back and it is now affecting 2 main areas.

If you are wondering what the heck Cronh's is here ya go..

"How do you feel?" he asked me and I told him the truth of it...
Some days I feel ok, some days I feel crummy, some days I wish I could just stay in bed and some days I feel half way normal.
From nausea to abdominal pain to low energy, achy body and frequent trips to the bathroom.  The pain is annoying but its not unbearable.  
After a lot of back and forth he gave me a book to read and told me he would give me 1 month to see if this new medicine and changing my diet and doing herbalife would help.  If it doesnt I will have to go in for monthly IV infusions of Remicade... BOOOOOO

He gently reminded me that diet is crucial for me.  He said stay away from dairy!  Cows milk is for baby cows not humans.  Dairy is one of the hardest things to get away from because it is in everything!  and of course no fried or greasy food.

Im really excited about herbalife!  The shakes are so yummy and filling and this 8 week challenge is helping get my diet under control.  Strictly confirming to 2 shakes a day then a healthy non greasy low carb, high protein meal and of course exercise!  Last night we went on a 2 mile walk, yeah it wasnt a serious work out but though my plans are for couch to 5k and 30 day shred but the truth of it is there are just some days I dont feel well enough to do a strenuous workout.
As far as the shakes go.. OMG yummy!!!!  This morning I had a Cinnamon Toast Crunch Flavored shake it was so yummy!  

Last night I made Spaghetti Squash and an adapted version of these yummy low-carb-meatballs-alla-parmigiana
I actually made them as directed but used feta instead.  They were very yummy

Today is another new day and another opportunity be healthy!
Looking forward to this journey and actually sticking to it and having results!  Results far beyond physical ones, my body needs this on the inside just as much as the outside!


  1. Hope this works for you & you get to feeling better! :)

  2. I'm glad your doctor doesn't just prescribe tons of meds that have side-effects. Being healthy and eating right is the best option for you and hopefully you won't need the monthly IV infusions. I'm sending a prayer your way! God bless!

    Tina - American mom raising 4 kids in South Africa

  3. Oh no! I hope this all works for you! Hugs!

  4. Good luck with staying on a healthy eating diet. I really hope that you get some relief with the Herbalife and won't have to do weekly IV's.

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo


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