Monday, November 17, 2008

And we're back at Monday...

Well I think my food review days are over. I totally binged on those sweet treats last week and spent the entire weekend so very sick. See the thing with Crohn's disease is, I don't just get sick from gluten, I get sick from chocolate, sugar, fat, etc. So Friday I finished off what I hadn't eaten on Thursday, didn't eat dinner, went out for the night with friends, had 2 drinks, woke up the next morning, went to my mom's, and proceeded to slide down the slippery slope of Crohn's disease Hell for the rest of the afternoon. I spent yesterday on the couch. All day. Today I'm feeling mostly better. At this point it turns into more of a psychological paranoia than anything else and I just have to hydrate my way out of it. When I get sick like I did on Sunday, I tend to wind up passing out and visiting the ER so you can understand my paranoia. But I'm fine, I'm going to be fine, everything is fine, no passing out this time!

Needless to say, this weekend was very uneventful. I have determined that one alcoholic drink for me is like 6 for a "normal" person and the illness the follows is not worth the few moments of pleasure. I may be officially giving up alcohol. I've been drinking less and less and now I'm at the point where it's just not worth it to me anymore. I just get dehydrated so very easily! Having this disease really really sucks sometimes but I know that having a positive attitude is probably the most important part of feeling well so that's what I'm trying to do.

The good news is, while I was at my mom's house we went over the Thanksgiving menu and she's going to make sure that everything is safe for me!!! Woohooo!!!

2 comments:

Diana said...

Oh God! I'm glad you didn't require an ER visit this weekend. I guess you can chalk it up to another learning experience for your body.

I don't drink a lot or often (as you know) & I don't miss it. Drinking is overrated.

Lisa said...

I'm sorry you had such a lousy weekend. I can't drink either, due to the awful gastritis attacks alcohol gives me. I agree with blogger diana above...drinking is very overrated. When I go out, I try to stick to seltzer or 7up. I ask for a lime and pretend it's got gin in it! ;)