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Thanks Linda. All my best to you and the team always. Janette

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I felt much better today. The D was gone. I was pretty sleepy all day and don't know if the D could have been the problem. But I stayed away from some of my trigger foods so that I wouldn't have any aggravation.

Darlene - I wish that I had better advice. I will say for gas I have used Digestive Advantage which is over the counter. It helps me some.

Janette - have a great day.

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Thanks, Janette.

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Glad to hear from you. Sorry I don't have any advice for you. I hope your eye sight is better asap. All my best to you always. Janette

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I haven't been on here for a while it seems. I get part of my emails/notices, but not others.

I am wondering if anyone knows of anything that will help with gas that will not cause diarrhea. Recently I have been having a lot of trouble with it, but when I take enough Gas-X to relieve it I end up with the runs.

I had cataract surgery last week and was hoping that it would help my vision more, but I am still pretty near-sighted. It's a little stressful to look at the computer or watch TV, both of which I am trying to do. The funny thing is I could cover that eye and see really clear with the other eye before the surgery except for the blind spot in it, so I couldn't read. It doesn't seem like I can see as well now. It will be a few more weeks before I can get new glasses. Currently I have to rely on friends to go anywhere like the grocery store. If the weather was better I could walk, but it is on the main road and across the highway.

Linda, I hope you are feeling much better today.

Tes, I hope that your business works out for you. I have also been trying to figure out something I can do from home, but so far nothing comes out. Do you have a machine with a lot of stitches or embroidery capabilities? I would love to have something like that. I have an older machine and not much sewing capability myself.

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I hope you are feeling better asap! I am having a lot of allergy problems lately. But IBS is fine.

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I was pretty ill with D on Wednesday. It kept me sick and close to the bathroom for most of the evening. UGH!

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All my best to you all! I am busy with online studying still. Take care, Janette

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Well I have menu planned for the next week or so, need to create the grocery list now and then do bills and shop tomorrow. Today is more cleaning and organizing so that the rest of the week can be cooking and prepping foods and last minute cleaning. So I had best get to it.

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Feeling pretty well. Had quite a bit of fiber which helped me on Tuesday.

Tes - happy to hear that you are not worried about the surgery. I am sure all will go well.

Janette - glad that you are doing well.

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All my best to you always Tes, and the whole team too.


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Janette - Thank you...let's just hope that the business will bring in the income we need to stay afloat.

Hubby shared last night that he is a little worried about me and the surgery and wondered if I am...I am not worried, but when I first scheduled the appointment for surgery I had doubts about whether I should really go through with this. After I thought it through more, I realized that it was the best decision so I have been fine with it. The only thing that bothers me now is that my belly will stick out further than my boobs, once this is all over...grrr...will just have to lose the weight so that the belly will go down.



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Thanks Linda! I am doing fine, just busy with new job and training.

Congrats on your business Tes!

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I did my exercise this morning. Something must have aggravated my back because it has hurt so much that I had to sit with a heating pad. But before I did it I did a couple of tasks around the house that didn't require bending.

Tes - good luck to you with the new business venture. Also, best wishes with your surgery. I am sure that all will go well.

Janette - happy to see you. Hope you are doing well.

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Sorry I have been mia, just really busy with new job still. All my best to you all always.

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Getting used to D as it has been this way for almost a year now. Was worse at first, but it has calmed down so that I am only in the bathroom once a day, so at least that part has become more regular.

Business cards arrive on Friday and I need to look making a business plan, and experimenting with my new serger. Plus some more cleaning and organizing in my craft room.

Well this week will be all about planning and prepping for next week. Monday I have my reduction surgery...YEAH! Mom will be coming to watch the kids and get them on the bus, etc. So I need to make a schedule out so she can see what she needs to do. I need to be at the hospital at 6am and it is an hour away. Surgery starts at 7:30am. I will have an overnight stay and then home on Tuesday sometime. So I need to plan out at least one dinner she can throw together quickly and a couple for hubby as well. Need to get quite a few things done, so best get to it. Hope you all have a great day and week (in case I don't get a chance to log back in).


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Hope you all have a good day. I plan to take a walk later. Enjoying the morning and feeling well.

Tes - so sorry about the fact that you have D all the time. It is such a struggle.

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I am stuck with D permanently...wish I could be more regular...this plant based diet seems to be better for my system, so will be sticking with it.

Ordered new business cards for my sewing business and will be marketing myself with vigor as soon as they arrive, which also means lots of things I need to accomplish before then...take care.

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I plan to take a walk today. I really enjoy it. Ate well yesterday but had a short bout of D anyway!

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Thank you Linda, that is a good idea and I may look into that as I could do that around my schedule and with my little guy under foot.

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I had a good day. I went to Curves this morning and then I got a pedicure. I did some walking today as well. Feeling well.

Tes - I don't have too many ideas about working at home, other than daycare. I know that there are some courses that you can train for such as medical billing. I hope that you find something.

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Linda - No problem...that is why we are all here together, to help support one another and provide ideas and suggestions.

I could use some creative ideas for save money and earning money from home. Our finances suck and we are going to be getting behind very soon...so before it gets too bad I need to find creative ways to make ends meet. Any ideas are welcome.

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I lost some weight this week and am really happy. I have been doing a lot of exercise and trying to cut down on junk. I have been feeling well.

Tes - thank you! This makes perfect sense. I will do this and I am sure it will help me.

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Linda - on your flexatarian days try and add a protein powder to your regiment of foods for the day...it should help to sustain you...I have been mostly meat free for a few days now and it has been wonderful...I do have a hard-boiled egg in the mornings to start my day, but then protein powders in the afternoons when my cravings are the worst.

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Tuesday was my flexatarian day when I stay away from meat. I have been doing it for a few weeks. This time it was really tough and I was hungry. I need to do something different the next time.

Tes - your vegetable spaghetti sounds delicious. Hope that you have a good day. Glad to hear that you are doing well with the food plan.


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I am still doing well with my new food plan and heading off to a new chiropractor today...hope you all have a good day.

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LindaB - Hope you take care of yourself and can manage to check in from time to time...wish I had gotten to know you, but life has it's reasons.

I have not done quite as well the last couple days with the juicing, but I am not a complete failure and I will get back on the wagon. I am loving the way juicing and eating more freggies has made me feel, so it will certainly be a more consistent way of life for me...I have tried eating more freggies in the past only to have horrible stomach issues...was told it was a natural process of the body to go through, but I had always felt like there had to be more to it, and now that I know about my IBS and the lettuces, I am doing just fine at switching over to a more plant based diet. SO HAPPY!

I made spaghetti for the family and made a veggie spaghetti for myself...OMG that was so tasty...I will certainly be remaking that in the future. Consisted of 1 medium spaghetti squash, 1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce, 1/2 can of petite diced tomatoes-drained, about 5 or 6 sundried tomatoes sliced up small, about 1 Tbsp. of capers, 1/2 and onion, 1 Tbsp. pepper of your choice (green, red, yellow, or a more spicy variety) and 1 C couscous, MMM...MMM...GOOD! I sautéed the onions, peppers and couscous in a pan with a little olive oil, then added in the sundried tomatoes, petite diced tomatoes, and capers and sautéed a little longer...then added in everything else and heated. There is plenty of extra so I have more to eat on other days.

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LindaB - sorry to hear that you will be leaving us. I hope that we see your again in the future. emoticon Wishing you all the best!!

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Hi Janette and Linda. It has been a long time since I signed n and I wanted to wish you guys well before closing account out for a while. My knee surgery ended up much more complicated than we had anticipated. I had a very large butterfly tear on my medial meniscal cartilage that ran from the inner side of knee all the way to the back side. They also found stage 4 arthritis and bone loss on the end of my Femur ball joint and there is more elsewhere but I can't remember where. Anyway, I have had to get my knee drained already one month in, and I am looking at another repeat in two weeks. It looks like I am going to end up with a knee replacement. anyways, it will be a long road but I have faith it will work out in the end. My IBSD has settled down but I think pain meds have a lot to do with that. At least it's a break. I wish you both well and want to thank you for all your help over the last two years. You made a really intolerable situation bearable and gave me hope. Take care my friends and may God bless you both richly with good health.

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Took a walk this morning. It is a beautiful day. Feeling well.

Happy Sunday!

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Have a great day

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Thanks! I am feeling really good and doing well with the new career too. Just really busy, but it is a good busy. Janette

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I spent the day with hubby after exercise. It was a nice and sunny day. We went to dinner. I had a couple of triggers at dinner but doing well. I am just extremely sleepy tonight.

Janette - it sounds like you are doing very well!!

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Thanks everyone! Congrats Tes! I am doing good, just busy with work. I had my first in home appt today for training and it went really well. They are going to try to help me "Fast Track" to my first promotion which will make my commissions higher if I make it. I will be in a college class all next week for my lic, so will be really busy then. But will check in when I can. Janette

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Tes - you did very well with staying away from any junk food. I know that can be hard to do. Congrats on your determination!

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Angela - I sure hope you are finding some relief, you may want to try a liquid diet for a short time, like a coupe days and then reintroduce foods slowly back into your diet...just to try something until the docs can see you.

OK I just have to check in and "brag" a little bit...went shopping and did not buy any junk food, bought lots of freggies. Came home and cooked up the parsnips, acorn squash, butternut squash, and the spaghetti squash. Will be putting the spaghetti squash into a veggie spaghetti for myself and making a meat one for the family, will also be eating up the others, plus had parsnip puree for dinner along with my carrot mango juice. V8 makes about 4 veggie juices that are pretty good. AND - I have not had anything other than freggies today other than one hard boiled egg and the rice protein powder I bought for in my smoothies. I am so proud of myself and so far I am still under my calories budget by 11 so I have plenty of room for a snack later and I am full & satisfied. YEAH ME!

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I have had a good day. Walked several miles today outdoors with hubby. I also have eaten pretty well. Feeling well today.

Tes - it's interesting that you had some of the same symptoms as Angela. You are so right about plant based foods. At least 2 days per week I do that. However, there are days that I have had other foods, including meat. I know I should do the plant based foods more often. Perhaps I will try to incorporate other days in the week.

Wyndy - welcome...I did not know about onions. I eat them but I will now monitor to see if they flare up an IBS attack after eating them. Good information.

Janette - hope that you are doing well today!

Angela - have your symptoms improved? I hope so.

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Angela - I have had that awful pain and bloating as well...I always look 6 months pregnant and I have the diarrhea issue all the time. I got a left sided pain last May and landed in the hospital unable to eat any solid foods for a week, They did 2 MRI's, a colonoscopy, Upper GI and laparoscopic surgery and took out my appendix, all to find nothing. They sent me home with a medicine called Dicyclomine and in 3 days I was eating normally. The med is used for IBS issues and worked great. I still use it on occasion when I get the pains in my abdomen and it helps. I would still get your issue checked and one thing the doctors mentioned was that a regular X-ray would actually show any stool obstruction, so you might want to ask them to do that for you, especially since you know you have IBS...an MRI could be a waste of your time and money. There is no good answer for the bloating, other than weight loss and a more plant based diet can help to reduce it. I hope this is helpful for you and anyone else who may experience similar issues.

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interesting! I some times have heart burn issues from onions, garlic and peppers. I can tolerate them better cooked than not, and in smaller amounts than larger amounts.

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Hi, My name is Wyndy (Sunwyn) and I've been a member of SP for quite awhile but left when I was very sick last year. I have had IBS for about 4 years and have it mostly under control. I read an article with a list of foods to stay away and to eat from New Zealand about 3 years ago. It said that anything from the onion family was a major IBS trigger which really surprised me as I hadn't seen that on any North American lists. So, I did a trial run and went from 3 attacks a day to 3 attacks a week. Much much much better. Now I am really careful about not allowing any onion, onion powder, onion salt or garlic in or on anything and I hardly ever have any attacks. Which is absolutely amazing. I am however, hardily sick of missing out on onions, and really frustrated with restaurant waiters who don't listen! emoticon


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Sending hugs to all of you. Hoping that you are all feeling better.

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Yes, if it hurts to push on it, it is not good, and probably shouldn't wait to see a doctor. All my best to you always. Janette

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Angela...I definitely think you should be seen by a dr about the pain you are experiencing.

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I know. I am supposed to get an upper and lower GI. However, due to circumstances beyond my control, I have had to post pone those procedures. Please pray that I can get back to the Dr. soon. This is making me feel....not myself.

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I also think you should get it checked out by a professional. I don't get that pain with IBS.

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Wow, so many things it could be, maybe you should see your doctor or at least speak to a nurse there. It could be the IBS, it could be kidney stones or infection, or other stuff. All my best to you always. Janette

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Ok. I have a question. emoticon

I have IBS with constipation. I have changed up my diet, and I am now getting much more fiber, and over all, doing ok with my foods. Staying away from trigger foods, and writing down new ones that I didn't know were trigger foods etc. So, I am still so constipated, and I have been drinking some herbal tea, called smooth move. It helps, but I drank it for three nights straight...think I might have over done it...so, now I have this horrible pain in my right side, close to my belly button. I know it is not my gallbladder, as it has been removed, and I get these pains off and on, but this time, I have had it a bit longer, with some awful indigestion. For a week I have had indigestion. Anyways, the pain in my side, if I press on it, I could go through the roof (I know, I shouldn't push on it right?! LOL) and it radiates to my back.
I did have a hernia near my belly button, that I had repaired last year, and had the mesh put in. So I don't know if it is that, my colon, or something else. Does anyone else have this type of pain? I think it is related to the IBS, but I would like to know if it is just me. Oh, one more thing...have been getting super bloated, look six months pregnant off and on. OK. I think that's all for now. emoticon

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Yes I am getting a little protein...had a hard boiled egg in the mornings...I like them to start my day...thinking I will get some protein powder and add that to my smoothies for a more filling drink later in the day as that seems to be my time of day I struggle more with craving the sweets. I am allergic to all dairy so finding a protein powder that is free of all dairy will not be easy...though I know Joe Cross sells one that is all plant based...I just live out in the country so it would be an all day affair to get into the city to purchase one, plus I would have to make it worth my trip and plan for other shopping needs.

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My stomach is feeling slightly better. I feel less bloated at least, although that is not completely gone.

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Today was good, although a bit of D. Not a really bad day and no major cramping. I did exercise and drink a lot of water today.

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I hope you are getting some protein in.

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Yes headache is better...doing a juice fast, though not completely juice, have had a couple of non-freggie items and some solid freggies as well...plan to have cooked veggies for dinner along with a juice, plus a smoothie before and after...in fact I am a bit hungry now, so I think I will go get the smoothie started.

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Doing better today, still a little cough on and off, but okay. I have work meeting the next two nights.

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Hello ladies! I hope you are all dong better today. I think I am doing better now, I still have a bit of a cough, but not that bad any more. So I will be trying to get back into the swing of the new career this week. I think the stomach is getting better too.

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How ironic that I knew my stomach was bothering me, yet I couldn't stop eating last night. I am sure as all emotional eating. I finally just gave up and went to bed. It's a snow day today. I hope to stay out of the kitchen.

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I had a good day. I did have something fried and it hurt my belly for awhile. It has since gone away. I know that it is a trigger food but didn't stay away from it.

Tes - so sorry about your headache. I get them often. I have had them all of my life and they are just awful. I hope that you feel better tomorrow. Your dog sounds very cute. I guess he likes to play and just doesn't know how strong he is Have a good night.

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Lasagna, well I could never eat that...allergic to all milk products...and dairy is one of the most likely IBS triggers...so just as well for me...

Have had a headache most of today, so have been laying around and watching TV...tomorrow I need to get at and clean out my craft room so I can get in there again and work on some projects. Tonight I will get the boys off to bed, then do some reading and head to bed myself.

Dogs are still doing really well. Hubby took River out and brushed her then decided to see how she would do playing with him...he said she grabbed him by the arm and threw him down to the ground...very strong dog...my hubby is no weakling, 6'1" and 220...but she was not trying to be mean or hurt him, so that is good. He also gave her a bath and she looks and smells so much better. Still need to get at and take some pics and post them.

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I'm trying to eat better today. My stomach pain caused a rough night. Hopefully this will be a better day.

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I had lasagna last night that gave me heart burn. But feeling better today. I still have a bit of a cough too.

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Janine - I must admit that I never learn either. I don't like doing that I overeat and go to bed feeling terrible because I ate all of the wrong things.

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I think we have all been there at least once before.

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Why is it that I'm smart enough to know the foods that will bother my stomach, but not enough to not eat them sometimes? I'm suffering with a painful belly which is I'm sure a result of eating party food Friday night. When will I learn?

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Happy Saturday. I hope that everyone is having a good weekend. I am doing well today.

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Thanks so much! My sinus and chest were both so much better today, but my stomach was still acting up on and off today.

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Janette - I hope that you feel better soon!

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Hi Ladies! My cold is really bothering my stomach and ibs which is unusual for me. So I think this might have been more a flu thing than just a usual allergy or cold bug. But the sinus and chest part seems to be doing better and better each day.

Tes, congrats on the new dog!

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