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Changing my life to beat SIBO
Wednesday, August 26, 2020      4 comments

Since my re-test for SIBO came back positive (though I was symptom-free), much has changed. I eventually did start bloating again. Flat belly in the morning followed by progressive stomach growth until I looked like early pregnancy by the e... Read more
SIBO - more antibiotics, no answers
Thursday, July 23, 2020      7 comments

So my CT abdominal scan was negative and my HIDA scan to check gallbladder function was normal. Just got a call from the gastroenterologist today to tell me that my follow up SIBO test was positive. So, after antibiotics and 3 weeks of a powde... Read more
2 more tests, but still feeling great (for now)!
Wednesday, June 17, 2020      5 comments

I saw a gastroenterologist yesterday via telemed. We're going to test me again for SIBO to make sure that it's cleared and they're getting preauth... Read more
Feeling much better - no explanation
Thursday, June 11, 2020      10 comments

I started feeling slightly better on Monday, the day I had my CT scan. Tuesday, I felt well enough to do chores and start eating more regular food. Wedn... Read more
Still no answers
Tuesday, June 09, 2020      4 comments

Blood work: normal Abdominal CT scan: normal I'm left with no answers as to what's causing my problems, and I'm afraid my doctor thinks it's all in my head. Or possibly that my anxiety is causing this. I guess that's the same thing, r... Read more
Putting the pieces together...gallbladder?
Tuesday, June 02, 2020      3 comments

The liquid food is allowing me to survive and nourish myself, but I'm still pretty sick. I feel okay in the morning until I "eat" and then I begin to feel unwell again and remain pretty unwell the rest of the day. I have 9 more days to go unti... Read more
First day I don't feel sick
Friday, May 29, 2020      4 comments

I need to journal to keep track of everything so I can report back to my primary doc and my functional med doc. Rather than starting another blog or journal somewhere else (and have another thing to keep track of), I'm just going to continue he... Read more
Ongoing recovery
Wednesday, May 27, 2020      5 comments

So things got worse before they got better. Even the drink (Physicians Elemental Formula "medical food") was making me sick. And by sick, I don't mean simply nauseated. I mean that I could FEEL the inflammation in my small intestines and ... Read more
Got my liquid "food" and I feel better already!
Friday, May 22, 2020      6 comments

Thank goodness my "food" arrived today via FedEx. I was starving. Like, not "I'm so hungry I'm starving", but actually headaches, weak, headrushes... Read more
Still sick with SIBO - losing weight the bad way
Thursday, May 21, 2020      4 comments

I'm eating roughly 700-800 calories a day, because that's all I can get down. I've dropped below my goal weight with no signs of stopping. I can tell I'm losing muscle mass. I'm on antibiotics again, but can't tell if they're helping or ... Read more
Keeping it Together
Sunday, March 08, 2020      6 comments

Updates: Carrie is still injured and can't run. Looks like it's some kind of SI joint issue. She's doing physical therapy with one of the places that all the local running clubs use and doing her exercises and walking, but still can't r... Read more
Kauai and Beyond: The last half of 2019 and what 2020 is looking like
Thursday, January 16, 2020      4 comments

So clearly it’s been a while since I’ve been active on SP or created a blog post. That’s okay! I’ve been keeping up doing a decent job with my activity overall, and flat-out killing it every now and then! The ultimate was our trip to Ka... Read more
Work hard and challenge your body!
Monday, May 06, 2019      4 comments

I'm getting better at choosing activity over inactivity. I went running on Sunday morning, the first time since I got sick a couple of weeks ago. ... Read more
Had the best time in Las Vegas!
Tuesday, April 30, 2019      8 comments

Who says Vegas has to be unhealthy and unwholesome??? We packed a lot of food and had a mini-fridge in our room, which really helped. We also did a litt... Read more
Longest Run and a Face Plant
Tuesday, April 23, 2019      7 comments

Training for a 10k trail run coming up on May 11th. I went out to the state park where the race is taking place and ran the course to see how long ... Read more

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