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Thank you Janette and Linda. I have decided to look at this IBSD episode as a kick start to get back on track with my life style changes. I had quit trying to watch what I was eating and after my thyroid meds were reduced again, I had gained 5 pounds. So a little positivity to an otherwise painful event. Was a bad day all around yesterday for me with severe cramping 5-10 minutes after eating. I was up until 2:30 am until my stomach settled down. Today is good so far, eating gluten free and vegan. I read a phrase that really stuck with me and I am trying to think this way...."Positivity creates Positivity!" emoticon

Janette and Linda I am so happy you are both doing well. Take care and have a wonderful day!


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Thanks ladies! All my best to you all always. I am fine just still busy with my sister's storage unit, and I am back working in it by myself as she is busy with orientation classes at the shelter. Take care everyone. Janette

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I felt pretty well today. I did a lot of exercise including getting into the pool! Nice day.

LindaB - glad that you had a good day other than breakfast. I know that sometimes certain items in breakfast can bother me also.

Janette - glad that your sister has a place to stay even though it is temporary. Hope she & you are doing well.

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Hi Ladies!! Woke up feeling pretty good until I had breakfast. So I guess I still need to watch my diet a bit. Otherwise, all is well. I am glad to hear that everything is going great for both of you as well.

I hope our newest members continue to stop in and chat. Even though you are learning, we are always learning as we go along with IBS.

Here's hoping every body has a wonderful day!!!
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Thanks Ladies! Linda B I hope you are feeling better asap. All my best to you all always. I am still doing well with my ibs. Janette

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I had another good day. Feeling pretty well. I got in quite a bit of exercise. I also drank a lot of water as well.

Janette - happy about the good news.

LindaB - glad about you MIL's last treatment. Hope both she and your mom continues to do well. Good for you for going gluten free.

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That is wonderful news Janette! I know that is a relief for you.

Still not feeling to good. Slept most of the day, but IBSD is starting to settle down. I think a day or two more on gluten free should do it. I hope so anyway. Today was my MIL last radiation treatment. I hope the cancer doesn't return for at least a few years. Mom is doing well also.

Linda glad you are feeling better.

Have a great day everyone!
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WooHoo, my sister finally got back into a homeless shelter for at least a few weeks. Janette

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Linda B, so sorry to hear it! All my best to you and your family always.

All my best to you all always. I am still doing good. Janette

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I felt pretty well on Sunday. I had some chili with beans. I put some baking soda in the beans and it really helped to take away the gas normally associated with beans. So I really didn't have any problem.

LindaB - I am so sorry that you are having such a rough time with the D. I know that stress is so rough on our gut. Sending positive thoughts you way and also with your mother.

Tammie - hi! Hope that you have a great week.

Janette - glad that you are feeling well,

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Well the stress of the stroke is definitely kicking. 3 Dicyclomines and 4 Immodiums later I am still cramping and running. So mashed potatoes, gluten free pasta and white rice for dinner to settle it down. I wish they could come up with something to control the Brain-Gut Syndrome!

Mom is doing well but not wanting to listen to the doctor about blocked carotid artery. I read the outcome and gave her a worse case scenario if she doesn't let them open up the arteries. That didn't help my nerves either.

Hope everyone had a beautiful Sunday!
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emoticon Hi Team! Just dropping in to say hello. I hope each of you are having a good day and are making plans for a healthy week:)
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I am still doing well with my IBS. All my best to you all. Janette

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All my best to you all always.

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Linda I hope you feel better tomorrow. Hopefully it was just something you ate bugging you a little.

Mom is home and doing well. I am exhausted and tummy is not happy. Going to bed myself.

Glad you enjoyed the article. There are lots of medical articles on her site and she is advocating the government for research and funding.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.
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I felt pretty well today. I have had a bit of nausea over the last couple of days. Don't know why? I think I will go to bed earlier tonight and see if I feel better.

LindaB - Thanks for sharing that article. It was interesting. I know that I often get more fat into my diet than I should. I should decrease that and perhaps it will help with my D.

Good wishes to all!

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BEHAPPYHEALTHY,
My ibs is all due to stress, so I do yoga and try to de-stress. I get "D" with mine and I have been told by drs to eat oatmeal, bananas, toast and rice to help with it. So I eat oatmeal daily. I usually have at least half a banana daily too. If I am having a bad case or it is continuing for days I will do all of above for it and it seems to work for me.

But others have problems with other foods like gluten and such and have limited or cut it out of their diets for help with their problems. Read the threads in here and you will get a lot of good advice. And good links to other sites for help. Janette


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Thanks Linda B for the well wishes for my truck and for the great info! All my best to you all always.

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MYA_614, BEHAPPYHEALTHY, JEANIMARIE: Please go to the Introduce yourself to the team forum and read the thread "To the New Members" that I posted so that we can become friends in here if you would like and I can send you Spark Goodies. Janette

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Thank you Linda and Janette for your Prayers and well wishes. They are greatly appreciated. Mom is doing well, very little side effects. They are sending her home today with meds for cholesterol and blocked carotid artery. She is already fussing about the medications so I know she is ok.

My tummy is of course responding to the stress this morning. I get emails from this site and wanted to share today's info as I found it interesting. Article is below.

Janette I am happy for you that the truck wasn't too horrible an expense.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Hello Linda -

Yes! Fats are a huge GI stimulant- whether you have IBS or not.

With IBS, they often trigger an overreaction of the gastrocolic reflex.

Gastro-what? When food enters your stomach, it triggers the gastrocolic reflex, which cues your colon to start contracting.

Ever had an IBS attack just minutes after eating the wrong thing? Blame your gastrocolic reflex.

The more calories in a food, the stronger that reflex.

Fats (9 calories per gram) are more than twice as calorie dense as carbohydrates or proteins (both 4 calories per gram).

Result? Fats can cause painful spasms, urgency, gas, diarrhea, and rebound constipation.

Worst high fat triggers? Red meat, dairy, egg yolks, fried foods, greasy dressings and sauces. Please avoid.

A low fat diet is key for managing IBS - but - low fat does NOT mean fat free!

Keep your fat intake to 20% - 25% of total calories, and make your fats count.

It makes no difference to your gastrocolic reflex if you eat lard or extra-virgin olive oil.

But it makes quite a difference to your heart and your overall health.

Focus on monounsaturated fats and essential fatty acids.

Olive oil, canola oil, avocados, finely ground nuts, fatty fish, flax oil, hemp oil.

Use these fats in small quantities, with a soluble fiber foundation, following the Eating for IBS guidelines.

Tip Takeaway: Fats trigger the gastrocolic reflex to overreact, causing IBS symptoms to flare. Go low fat, not fat free. Focus on heart-healthy oils and avoid the high fat trigger foods.


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Linda B, so sorry to hear about your mom! All the best to you and your's always. And all the best and happy weekend to you all. I got the truck back tonight and luckily the bill didn't go up any more either. Janette

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LindaB - so sorry to hear about the mini stroke. I am saying a prayer for her. emoticon

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Today will be short, please say a prayer for my Mom Heide. She had a small mini stroke this morning. They have kept her in hospital and there may be blockage in neck carotid artery.

All my best and prayers to everyone tonight! Take care.

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I ate pretty well the past couple of days. I also have gotten in a lot of exercise. I really have been feeling pretty well. Getting some sun out in the swimming pool. But feels good and refreshing.

Janette - I am sorry to hear how high your repair bill is on the truck. It is ridiculous how much they charge.

LindaB - so sorry that you have not felt well this week. I do hope that new antibiotic helps.



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Well my truck repair bill estimate is already cost to $1,000 and could still go up, so I am really hoping that it doesn't.

All my best to you all always and have a great weekend. Janette

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Thanks Linda B and everyone. Now I need more positive thoughts, prayers, fingers crossed, etc. I just had to put the truck in the repair shop today as it decided to run rough today and the check engine light came on and stayed on. So I am hoping it just needs a tune up or something minor and that I can afford to pay what ever it is going to cost to get it fixed.

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Hi Everyone!! I have been out of pocket this week. Just haven't felt good. Doctor put me on an antibiotic to see f that will help my IBSD and antispasmodic 3 times a day. I feel like a walking zombie. The last test was normal so other than Barrett's Esophagus I guess it is strictly an acute case of IBSD all year.

Welcome to the team Tes! I found a lot of helpful info on IBSHelp.com

Linda I hope you guys had a wonderful 30th Anniversary!!

Janette. I have two brothers that are constantly in and out of homes, friends, cars etc so I really do understand what you are feeling! It's a really hard position to be in. My prayers are with both of you.

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Tes - do you use a probiotic? There are many. My favorite is Digestive Advantage which is an OTC med. It hellps me with gas and haven't had as much problems with D. Of course, if I have a major stress attack it can bring on D.

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Tes, let me know how that works for you. I usually get the D or close to D a lot too, especially if I am really stressed out like I am now. And after 9-10 am is usually better for me too. Salad's don't seem to bother me. But I found that if I am going to eat a salad, I would prefer to eat kale or spinach as the main ingredient and forget the iceberg lettuce as there is not much nutritional value to it and both spinach and kale are loaded with vitamins and minerals. I haven't done a lot of research into Ibs, I did look at fodmap, and some stuff like that, but that is about it. I was told long ago when I first had IBS-D to try to eat oatmeal, toast, rice and bananas to help with it and that usually does help me with the D, and then yoga to help with the stress.

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Well as for me, I just found out in May that I have IBS. I have D with it all the time...it goes from runny to liquid. I can no longer eat lettuces, they gas me up so bad it is painful and nothing helps it go away. I am sure all the stress I have right now is no help at all, but I am usually in the bathroom 2-3x every morning...so I don't plan to go anywhere until after 9 or 10 am. Then every time I am in the bathroom I have to wipe the back as there is always a little that comes. DISGUSTING.

So for now I am still in the beginning stages of learning about how this effects me and how I will have to live differently. I have learned about Slippery Elm Bark Powder, which is comparable to Aloe Vera in it's healing properties and multiple ways to use it. So I got some and am going to try taking a 1/4 tsp in applesauce every evening.

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Thanks Ladies! All the best to you always.

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Yes, that is one of the things that cause C for me. Other things are eating cheese or certain items.

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I also deal with changes between having IBS-C and IBS-D. Most of the time when it strikes in big flare ups, it is D. I have been trying to drink more water to help. I get worse when I don't.

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I have been doing pretty well. Instead of D I had C for a couple of days. It was probably something that I ate. But doing better now.

Tes - I haven't heard of it before. Happy that you are on our team!

Janette - I am so sorry to hear about your sister being homeless. Very sad.

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Thanks Tes! I hadn't heard of it before. But then my ibs is stress related, not so much what I eat, so I haven't really had to change my diet for it. And for the most part I don't have a lot of problems with mine.

Yes, it is not the first time she ended up homeless, but it is the first time she was actually sleeping on the street instead of in a shelter or section 8 housing. I have tried to take her in before too, but she has so many issues that it is hard to live with her. And right now I am not working myself, so there is no way that my bf wants to support the both of us. Luckily the sprinkles were just that and stopped really fast. But she still hasn't managed to get into a shelter.

All my best to you all always. Janette

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Wow Janette that is a lot to have to deal with. When family can't seem to put their lives together it affects everyone. I have a niece and nephew who can't seem to grow up and have continued to make all our lives a little extra miserable in their wake. It is just so sad.

Food combining basically puts foods into three groups: proteins, carbs, and neutrals. The principle is to never combine proteins and carbs in the same meal. You can combine neutrals with either of the other two. The basis is because the proteins and carbs require different digestive enzymes and digest at different rates. This is to help your system digest the foods more easily. There are no forbidden foods in this program, just the way you combine the foods to be eaten. Be careful, as proteins and carbs are not your typical food groups, they have expanded them to include other types of foods that we don't normally think of as proteins or carbs.

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Hi Ladies, I am still really busy helping my sister, whom has been officially homeless again since last Monday, so for a week now. It is tiring work moving all her stuff that she had stashed at other friend's apts, and moving stuff she wants to keep from a big expensive storage unit to a smaller cheaper one. And donating, shredding, recycling, and trashing a lot of it. And it is stressful and sad to see and know that she is out there just sleeping on the street with lots of other ladies, men and children that have hit hard times. And just keep hoping that soon she will win one of the lotteries to get a bed in the women's shelter that she has been trying to get into for some time now, or get into one of the other local shelters. Today it started to sprinkle too and it got really cloudy, supposedly a storm is coming in. So I hope they can all stay dry and warm tonight. Luckily I don't think it lasted long, at least it didn't for me as I drove about an hr or so to my dry home from where she is staying at. And luckily we found her rain coat today in the stuff we were sorting through. All my best to you all always. I will be heading back down town to help her again tomorrow. Janette

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Welcome Tes, sorry I haven't heard of it, but maybe some one else has. All my best to you always. Janette

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New here and just recently found out I have IBS (mid-May) after a one week hospital stay and numerous procedures.

Wondering if anyone here is trying the food combining "diet". I learned of it in a book on juicing I picked up and think it may be just the ticket to learning to eat for my IBS.

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Today is our 30th wedding anniversary. It started out with a workout at Curves and a walk. Came back home to relax for a bit. We will be leaving for a drive down the beach. Next will be a nice restaurant but I have already picked out my meal from the menu. I will be on good behavior. Don't need dessert just a great meal.

I had planned to do housework today but that didn't happen. It really needs to be done tomorrow for sure.

I also had some peppermint tea earlier b/c my belly was cramping a bit. Feeling better now.

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I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I am really busy still but doing fine. Janette

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Hi ladies, glad to hear every one is doing okay. All my best to you all always. Janette

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I did more exercise today and felt pretty well. Although, very sleepy this evening. Have a Happy Saturday, everyone.

LindaB - happy to hear that you were able to celebrate your mother's birthday. It is great about MIL and that you can soon spend more time with your own mother.

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Celebrated my Moms birthday and had a great visit. Andy's Mom has about 2 weeks left of radiation and she will be finished after a very long year. I hope to be able to spend more time with my Mom then. She too is a breast cancer survivor of 10 years and ironically the first one in her family to have it.

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Thanks ladies! I am glad you are all doing better too. All my best to you all always. Janette

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Had a good and busy day on Thursday. I felt pretty well and got in my exercise. But after eating fresh fruit in the evening, had a bit of belly pain. Fortunately, it has finally passed.

LindaB - I am glad that you got good news about your tests. That is a relief.

Janette - I never have been able to use ear plugs either. I have tried them when my husband is snoring. But I agree that they are uncomfortable.

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All my best to you always Linda B! And all my best to you all. Janette

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Well finial test was normal thank goodness, so I only have to deal with the Barrett's Esophagus, and IBSD. Had to contact doctor as my stomach is still acting up. Other than that, I am feeling pretty good as well as very tired.

Take care and have a great Friday!

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I am still busy but doing fine. I hope all is well with all of you. Janette

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Thanks ladies! I have tried plastic and foam ear plugs before and while they really help to block out the noise, they really bother my ears. I get a really bad itching inside them afterwards, drs said it was probably an allergic reaction to them. As I get red welts and itching from elastic in my garments a lot too. I have really sensitive skin and lots of allergies. But I am not sure I have heard about "Natural" ear plugs before? I have used just a piece of a cotton ball before too, and sometimes it is okay and other times even that seems to bother my ears. I have gone a head a put ear plugs in a few times, but then I end up putting cortisone cream in my ear at least once if not more to get rid of the itching. So I try not to do it too often. Well I got a lot of walking in today along with house work and other stuff. I even walked my dogs a little several times in our long drive way off their leashes. So they had the fun of following me down to the curb and back as I took our trash and recycle bins down, and as I got our mail, and just walking out there for the fun and exercise of it. But I didn't have to get jerked around by them and their leashes. I didn't want them hurting my arms, side ans back jerking me around, especially the puppy.
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Today I went to Curves and also took a walk. I do rest - I actually have to nap everyday. I hate doing that but it is necessary to due to my health issues I felt well today. Just tired.

Janette - wishing that all goes well for you. I agree. It is difficult to work or go anyplace when you might have an IBS attack. Nothing worse!

Janette - happy to hear that you b/f came to bed earlier last night and didn't disturb you. It is good that you set limits of b/f's son for computer time, etc.

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Hi Linda and Janette, it is for disability, since I still have digestive issues and embarrassing accidents after meals. Still waiting on final test results too. As for everything, I will put it in God's hands and try not to worry.

Janette I am a light sleeper as well and my husband and Labrador both snore loudly. I found some natural ear plugs at walgreens and they are the best at drowning out sound. You might consider that as an alternative.

Linda glad that you are doing well. Sounds like you may need a day of rest though.

Have a wonderful day my friends and take care.
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Luckily the bf didn't try to skype last night and came to bed at a decent time. I got up early with him and his son, and now I am doing house work as the son is picking up after the dogs and then going to read to earn time on the TV/Wii and computer for the day. Have a great day everyone. Janette

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Thanks Linda, I am a really light sleeper too, so it is hard enough for me to fall a sleep and stay there. I don't know why all of a sudden he decided to skype late at night. As he usually doesn't do it. They usually just send typed instant chat msgs to each other. And he knows that I am a really light sleeper, so it was really rude of him to decide it was okay to do it late at night on a whim like that. He is back to his typing chatting right now, lets hope it stays that way tonight. I am glad your stomach is doing okay so far and that you were able to get some exercise in.

Linda B, sorry about your knee and I hope that you get your paperwork done correctly and fast.

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I was in a hurry this morning. Hubby and I were going out and I only had a chance to eat yogurt and some juice. It was good that I didn't have any problem with either. We went to various places and actually walked and talked for 3 miles. We ended up eating breakfast for dinner which was good. I am going to try to get in some strength exercises this evening. Very tired for some reason.

Janette - that is rough when you cannot sleep because someone in your home is loud at night. I am a light sleeper so that has always been a problem for me. I do hope that you sleep better tonight.

LindaB - so sorry about your knee pain. How is the SS paperwork going? Is it for disability or just regular SS? Either way, I hope that you have them filled out and no problem.

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Hi ladies, all my best to you all always.

Yes, I was tired physically and mentally yesterday, and the muggy heat we have been having didn't help either. And the bf decided to stay up past 1 am last night in the ofc next to the bedroom playing and skyping with friends that he was playing a computer war game with. So I couldn't even go to sleep at a decent time. His talking was coming right through the wall and keeping me up, so I turned on a radio in the bedroom which helped to drown him out a little, but didn't help me to fall asleep and didn't completely drown his voice out either. I need it to be really peaceful, dark and cool to get to sleep, and it was neither of them. The room was hot even with the windows open and a fan going, light was shinning in the room from the ofc light shinning out side and then back into the other room. Luckily he finally decided to go to bed some time after 1 am. I had got up to go to the bathroom and he walked out of the ofc room just at the same time. I thought he was going out to smoke, but I guess he just locked the house up and came to bed. As I was coming back out of the bathroom he was turning the radio off and climbing in bed with his "Nook". So then I had to deal with the glow from his nook, his phone that he set on the charger by the fan across from the foot of the bed, and his little night light on the head board for a while until I finally got him to turn the nook and the light off and go to bed. Then he started to snore, so I don't know when I finally got to sleep. But I had tried to go to bed at a decent time. I am still feeling a little tired today, but I have been up since he woke me up trying to get ready for work. And I am doing a bunch of laundry and other stuff today. Janette

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Wow Linda you really went at it. I have a lot of trouble eating watermelon now as well and it is one of my favorite summer fruits. Janette that sounded like an exhausting day.

I have been filling out SS paperwork. Very frustrating at times, as they ask the same questions repeatedly. Praying they are completed correctly. Wish my knee wasn't so bad. I so want to walk. Lately there is so much fluid on my knee and down into side of calf, with pain radiating into my foot and ankle. It hurts sitting, reclining, in bed, walking, etc., and gives out if I put weight on it when I first stand or walk. As soon as my husband has his back procedure done next month, I guess I will try to squeeze a doctor appointment in to check it out. Not looking forward to the outcome though, based on symptoms.



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Just a quick fly by. Monday was full of exercise - Curves, Jillian Michaels workout at home and 2 mile walk. I felt well most of the day. Had some cramping after eating watermelon. I ate some last week with no problem. But it created a problem this time.

Have a great Tuesday. Feel well!!

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Thanks Linda B, glad this are going better for you now. All my best to you and every one else too.

The kids had a blast and didn't want it to stop. But the bf's ex set up another play date for the son today with another child, so he still should be having fun. More than if he just stayed home with me or his mom.

Today I had to run around, or should say walk around today trying to take care of paperwork to continue my Medi-Cal coverage. I got a big packet in the mail Saturday that needed filled out and turned in by the end of this month to try to keep my coverage. I photocopied the pages that just needed answered and filled it out to the best of my knowledge on the copies. Then I went to the county dept where I was suppose to turn it in to have them look it over before turning it in. But they wouldn't look at it to help me, they said I had to walk several more blocks to a health care clinic that would help me to fill it out correctly, and then I could come back with the completed form and turn it in. But I had already spent most of the day in line at the county ofc before finding out I had to go some where else. And by the time I got to the other building, they were at lunch so I had to wait for them. Luckily when they got about about a hr later they looked at my papers and said I did pretty good at filling them out. There were just a couple of questions about money that I answered incorrectly because I gave them info on the interest the I earned from my bank accounts and they didn't mean that type of money. So I was giving them info that didn't count against me. So she helped my fill the papers out correctly really fast and then I walked them back to the co ofc. But now I have to wait at least 15 days and then call another place to see what my status is going to be. So I am hoping that they will continue to give me Medi-Cal coverage. Especially since I have an expensive colonoscope scheduled already for the end of the month. Well take care every one. Janette

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Eating a large yummy salad finally. Surprisingly I only gained 1.1 pounds from 5 days of a high fat meals. Not as bad as I thought it would be. I know my gut will be happier to get off that diet. Now I wait for the test results. Feeling pretty good today though, with a little help from immodium.

Janette sounds like the kids had a wonderful time. I miss my daughter and when her friends hung out here. She's 31 now but I miss it just the same. They have shot fireworks, and big ones every night this past 5 days. Hopefully they are done. It was pretty to watch around the neighborhood though. Lots of paper bits in yard and on the roof.

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Thanks Linda B, glad you are doing better too.

We were lucky and the fireworks didn't seem to both either of our dogs. And I only really heard them going off on the 4th, not before and after like some others had. Then Sat we had four kids running around and chasing the dogs and playing on the Wii. And one stayed over night, so the two boys were playing the Wii late into the evening and then got up early this morning and started all over again. Then later this afternoon the bf dropped both boys off to the other family and they all went to the beach. They just dropped the bf's son back off a little bit ago. So he had a busy and fun weekend. I am doing fine. All m best to you all always. Janette

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Last day eating 100g of fat, thank goodness!!!

Sounds like fun Janette, glad you guys had a wonderful 4th weekend. It is absolutely beautiful with low humidity and temps for last 3 days in Tennessee. Unusual for us. Have a Blessed and wonderful Sunday everyone.

Take care and have fun!!
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Linda B, glad you are doing better and got to enjoy the fireworks. We got to watch them from our front yard. Today we had a family that has been friends with the bf and his son for yrs come up and have a little BBQ for lunch over and they are letting their oldest adopted son spend the night with the bf's son and us. I could have done better on the eating today, but all in all I really did pretty well. I really could have ate a lot more chips and guacamole and other stuff, but I did manage not to pig out on it. So I am pretty happy about the way the day went. Then the bf got pizza for us for dinner and I stuck to just two pieces, even though I could have ate more as it was good too. And both lunch and dinner, I was the only one trying to limit my intake of food. All my best to you all always. Janette

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Enjoyed the fireworks last night around the neighborhood. I'm sure they will continue tonight. My lab so doesn't like them. She paced and whined. We finally had to give her a doggie Prozac to calm her.

Glad you guys had a wonderful 4th as well. Enjoy your Saturday!

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Hi all! We just got done watching the fire works from our front yard. I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Janette

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I hope that those that celebrate the 4th of July had a great day. I did and I felt well. I went into the pool for exercise and also got in a walk. We watched some fireworks. All in all, a good day!

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Happy 4th of July everyone! May God Bless this Country and everyone who has served before us, and is serving currently. emoticon

Tammie welcome back. Be sure and look up heavy house work and moving to log those exercise times in. I wish I could help but I have acute IBSD so I have never been on that medication. I have found though with my constipation, lots of high fiber veggies and fruit help. Or warming prune juice and chasing with coffee. That's my natural methods. I don't use it often though. Good luck hope it helps you. Great job on exercising and all that hard work.



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Glad to see you back Tammie! All my best to you always. We totally remodeled our kitchen/dining room, bathroom and tore up the white carpet in our living room when we were moving in a few yrs ago. So I know what you are going through. Hopefully you may find nice hardwood flooring like we did when we tore up the brand new white carpet the bank had put in the house right before we bought it. With a dog and young kid that white carpet didn't stand a chance. We were planning on putting new flooring in, but instead just had to refinish what was already there.

Sorry, I haven't tried any medicine for my ibs. It is just caused by nerves, so I just try to calm myself with yoga and try to eat healthier and more whole foods, and less fast food or processed foods. But I know others in here have said they did. Look through the old threads in here and you will find a lot of info on different diets to try and different meds that people have used.

And I am sure others in here will offer you more advice too. Congrats on walking the mile, and all the painting and moving furniture is really good exercise just in it's self too. All my best always. Janette

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Hi Team emoticon
I'm dropping in late today . Thanks for the welcome team .Been a busy day as we are turning our house upside down basically. I've been painting the whole inside of the house for a month now and today moving furniture from one room to the other so we can start pulling up carpet on Saturday to put down new flooring.
I'm curious if anyone of you have tried the medication Linzess for IBS -C and if so has it been effective?
I am just getting back in the swing of things with my exercise and walked a mile this evening while my son rode his bike......its not much but its a start!
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Thank you Janette and Linda. Hopefully I'm at the lower end and all will be ok now.

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Happy Thursday everyone. Have a great day.

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