My last post got lots of views but zero comments. Do you all not like talking about vomit or something?
Life continues to go forward as I work on learning how to deal with this chronic illness. No return visits to the ER -- yay! -- but the last several days have been very blah, culminating in -- spoiler alert! -- a quick tossing of my cookies. I think it was the high carb lunch that tipped the scales. Low carb is what I need to do. What I will do.
Because of the major blahs, I decided not to try to pull a 15K out of my ass and handed off my Shamrock bib to someone else this year. Who may become a new running buddy so that's nice! She's slow like me and lives very close. I was sad not to be doing my fifth Shamrock race though. Speaking of running, yes I plan to begin again as I still have April and May races on my calendar. I feel better today than I have in about a week so finger crossed that that feeling sticks. One of the more bizarre aspects of this gastroparesis thing is that I can be stuffed and starving at the same time. I have to listen to the stuffed feeling over the starving feeling, else bad things happen. I keep telling myself I can have more to eat later if I'm still hungry. Usually though the stuffed feeling fades and so does the hunger if I do it right, leaving me just right in terms of what my stomach can handle without reversing the process.
I have to admit, it is nice to have a real live medical reason not to be eating a lot of vegetables and fruit. "No, no salad for me -- doctor's orders!" Totally wish I'd had this excuse when I was a kid. Okay, not really.