Oh boy…this morning was not good. I’m pretty sure it was the SCD Peanut Butter cookies I made last night. The last time I made them, I thought I had extra gas, but nothing like this morning.
I felt a bit uncomfortable at first….seemed like a normal morning. But then it wasn’t just gas, and continued. Some diarrhea, but then it just wouldn’t come. Gas gurgles going and a full feeling in the lower left quadrant told me that there was something in there that needed to come out. Not really painful though….maybe just a titch. I sat on the toilet, and it just got worse. Nothing was coming out, yet I felt like I was getting sicker and sicker, to the point I thought I was going to throw up.
Finally, I decided to get in the bath and see if that would help. I lay down as horizontal as possible for 20 minutes or so. That totally helped. I figured the warm water would help me stop the emotional cycle as well as the physical cycle of discomfort. After a time, I sat up to see how that would do. I was fine for about 15 minutes, and then had a big gassy-cramp come. It left pretty quickly, so I sat there for a while longer. I then decided to get totally upright, and I seemed to do okay.
I wanted soup for breakfast, but our nuker was out, so I settled for yogurt and blueberries. That was about 2 hours ago, and I seem to be doing fine. At first, when getting out of the shower, my stomach felt a bit tender, like it could go bad at any second. Now though, everything seems to be normal.
I guess this means I’m going to stay off peanut butter for a while. I thought I could handle it, but it’s not worth the discomfort. I’ll wait a while before I try anything with almond flour in it as well. It could be the whole nut-thing, which would stink. There are lots of breads that I could make, but they are made with nut-flour. Ugh! That’s a hard thing for me…not having bread.
Sigh…..I guess it was just a reminder today that this whole Crohn’s thing is not to be taken lightly.