So a couple of years ago… I had a sudden scare where I believed I had bowel cancer. I wasn’t a hypochondriac. There were actual symptoms. I was on the toilet 🚽 an awful lot. Food was going right through me. Initially I believed I’d eaten something funny that had given me a dodgy stomach. It wasn’t getting any better though. Days turned into weeks, and a week turned into months. The symptoms got worse. There was blood in my stool πŸ’© and for some reason… the doctor thought laxatives were the right thing to prescribe. Nothing changed. If anything, it got worse. I was away from my work so often that work actually told me to take sick leave. Which i did gratefully. They also reminded me I had private health insurance with Bupa through them! I needed this reminder as it meant I could avoid my doctor and go to a specialist. Thankfully I was seen for an initial consultation within around 2 weeks. Now, I probably could have seen someone else quicker but I picked this doctor myself… after checking his credentials and I would rather wait and get the right diagnosis than be dismissed or incorrectly medicated πŸ’Š.
Upon my initial consultation. The doctor was great. He found I had some pain in my abdomen, and so I was scheduled for both a scan and a colonoscopyπŸ₯ . Thankfully it wasn’t a difficult procedure and they figured out what was wrong. Apparently I had ibs. So everything was messing with me!
I did one of those intolerance tests after my diagnosis and found out I’m basically intolerant to everything. Chicken πŸ” πŸ₯, Lamb πŸ‘ and surprisingly pork πŸ–… Beef πŸ– I’m actually good with. I’m also lactose intolerant, gluten intolerant and surprisingly salt intolerant. Funny thing is I can’t switch to stuff like almond, hazelnut or even oat milk πŸ₯› as it all fucks with me 🀣… The only things I’m actually ok with, are spices… 🌢
Damn I’ve told you about my ibs journey but the point of this post was to say I tried gluten free bread yesterday, it’s expensive, tastes rubbish BUT I woke up with the flattest stomach I’ve had in years! Like what?! Then I ruined it by eating regular bread today… and now I’m basically looking like a woman who is about to pop out a baby 🀰. I think I actually need to switch to gluten free bread. And bread 🍞 is my favourite food. If I had to eat one food forever, I would pick bread 🍞 for its versatility. Gluten free bread 🍞 will change my favourite food though 😭. I’ve got a big decision to make. Look preggers when I’m not… or eat horrible bread?

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Sumera Farman

Sumera Farman

Sumera believed she was born to be a journalist however she has since discovered she was born to write. Whether that was articles, poetry or creative writing. She graduated from the Open University with an Open Degree with English Modules. It was during her final year that her passion for writing was reignited and now she is Born to Write

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