I think people will forgive the fact that I didn't rush back to finish part two of this story. I mean, it isn't exactly the most fun topic, is it? And really, the most important part was the cleanse, because really, the procedure was a breeze.
Arrived at the clinic. They did a few heart tests on me (to make sure I was ok to be put under), and then I was brought up to the recovery room.
There's a lot of information online about what happens during a colonoscopy, but what I wanted to find - before I had mine - was a personal account. I never found one, and I believe it would have helped me prepare for it better. So here I am, sharing my own experience just in case it helps other people.
Hey there folks. I haven't posted in a while for a few reasons. Sometimes I just need a break from talking about food intolerances. We have to deal with it everyday of our lives, as most of you know, and I just wanted to spend my summer on an intolerance vacation.
I've said it numerous times, but thought it was worth mentioning again that each of us are different when it comes to food intolerances and what we can or cannot eat. Just as our personalities differ, so do our digestive tracts.
I've been trying out the concept of using enzymes therapeutically which basically means between meals. I am using a protease blend which has peptizyde/DPP IV.
I've waited to post about this because I wanted an accurate account to report. For the last 3 weeks, I've incorporated digestive enzymes into my routine. Before I talk about it, let me preface the story with a little history.
After years of reading about them, I've finally decided that I am going to give digestive enzymes a try in addition to my restrictive diet. Though it would be nice to believe enzymes could replace my diet, as some companies claim, I think it's a dangerous promise to rely on. So, as always, I enter into experimentation with skepticism and armed with knowledge.
I didn't even bother checking when my last post was. I can't bare to peek. I'm surprised my website is even speaking to me. But even if it wasn't, you are. I continue to receive emails from people who find the site useful, and that is wonderful. I've done my best to respond to all of them, but if I've missed anyone, please forgive me and know that your email was appreciated.
Even though most of it makes me sick, I still love food. There are few things I get excited about, and food is one of them. I thought I would share a passage just to make a lighter post. It's from A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh, and it captures my love for food:
"When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"
"What's for Breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"
"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said.
Even though I have been silent on the website over the last few months, I still checked my emails. I would like to make a public thank you to those who have emailed me and told me that this site has been helpful in your journey while you try to track down information. It makes all the work worthwhile :)
And remember: even if I am not posting, I am still lurking so feel free to leave me a note.