Today is the second day after the infusion, and, as with the last one, I had energy today. I didn’t feel like I had to force myself to get things done, I just did them. No, I did not do the laundry or the dishes. What I did do though was some of the things on my “to-do” list that have not gotten done because normally I can barely muster the energy to do the regular upkeep in the house. It feels really good to be able to get those type of chores done!
So, today was a good day in that regards. I know I will crash soon. I’m hoping I’ll get one more day, but I am gearing for not, just in case.
The frustrating part about Crohn’s, for today, is how one simple thing can set my stomach off. I made the Honey Ginger Chutney from BTVC (Breaking The Vicious Cycle- Specific Carbohydrate Diet), and the only thing different in that recipe was raisins.
Raisins? You’re kidding me, right?
Last night I had just a few bites, and within the hour I had some big gas gurgles running around. This afternoon I had, again, just a few bites, and the gas started within the hour and continued, even worse though than yesterday. It’s been almost 4 hours, and I’m hoping it’s almost done.
It’s just frustrating how a simple thing like a raisin could do this to my system. How did I get to this point? How did I go from a normal person eating normal food, to one who ate a total of probably 6 raisins, and it sets me on a downward spiral in terms of my symptoms?
I’ll be okay. I know I will. It’s still early in the disease for me. I’ll try the chutney again probably Thursday on an isolated day (one where nothing else is new), and see if it really was that. I hope not. I made about a gallon of the stuff, and I actually like it! 🙂