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fatbuster205
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, cows milk, bakers yeast & soy
Location: Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:07 am    Post subject: Progress Report Reply with quote

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I haven't been around on here very much of late but thought I would provide an update on how I am progressing. A quick re-cap is that I was diagnosed with MC in 2004 having previously been mis-diagnosed with IBS in 1991. When I discovered this site I was sceptical at first but having slowly digested things (pun intended!) and read Wayne's book I came to realise that I am what I eat.

I now enjoy a very healthy wholesome diet with everything cooked if not grown from scratch. While I still find I experience some D most days, it has been a lot more manageable. I avoid gluten, yeast, dairy and soy and all processed foods. I have a small garden but grow quite a lot of fruit and vegetables organically in raised beds and various containers. I would not be self sufficient but keep myself in spinach, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, parsnips, salads, onions and shallots, garlic, chilli, plums, apples, rocket, kale and various beans for about 8 months a year. I also only buy organic free range eggs from a local organic farm.

I am a very atopic person with asthma, hay fever and eczema, the latter which I developed just two years ago. The MC seems to be similar in that I am prone to inflammation. However, I have not had a major flare for well over a year and do not need any meds at present except for loperimide.

The biggest change for me has been accepting I have this disease and learning to live with it, rather than it controlling my life. I still go to the loo at least 5 times a day and can display the entire Bristol Stool Chart in one day. But I always have tissues, I know where all the loos are when I am out and about and if I do feel fatigued I rest. My boss at work is great and very understanding. I still try to eliminate foods if I feel they are aggravating my symptoms but I find that most of the time I am nearer Norman than D so the foods I currently eat I seem to tolerate. I have lost 42lbs in weight on my new diet (I did need to) and feel fitter and healthier than I used to.

Probably the biggest change though has been my attitude. I suffer with a chronic disease but I still get on with life. I don't worry if I suddenly have to dash for a loo - it happens. It is part of me and who I am. Very occasionally I don't make it in time - that's what washing machines are for! I think I was very self-obsessed for quite a long time and constantly worrying - we all know stress is a major factor in aggravating symptoms. So I have taken up yoga and walking, gardening whenever I can but most importantly I laugh!

Anne
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Vanessa
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Eggs, Nuts, night shades, Garlic, SIgA deficient
Location: Des Moines, IA

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay Anne! dance Thanks for the update! You should post something in the member success stories as well.
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tex
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Joined: 24 May 2005

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Food Intolerances : Gluten, casein, soy, and avenin, (avenin is the prolamin in oats, which is equivalent to the gluten in wheat), beef, grapes, peanuts, cashews, almonds, (but nut butters seem OK except for peanuts), citric acid, chocolate, and agar.
Location: Central Texas

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Ann,

I've been wondering how you were doing. It's great to see an update, and it's inspiring to see that you've been able to adjust your lifestyle as you've learned how to live with a disease that can be debilitating if we don't learn how to deal with it. Yes, I agree that acceptance is the key to living well with this disease. It's good to see that you've been able to manage it well and pursue a good career, despite the disease.

Best of luck to you in your future pursuits.

Tex

P. S. I'll move this thread to the member success stories so that you won't have to duplicate your post.
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, still determining others
Location: Minnesota

PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What an uplifting post Anne. Thanks for the update. Deb
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Location: Washington

PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anne, what an encouraging post today! Thank you for writing this and nice to "see" you again.
I am especially thankful you wrote today as I sorely needed some encouragement!
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, Yeast, Caesin, Soy, salad/raw veges and fruit
Location: Hunter Valley NSW Australia

PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi there Anne!! great to see an update and even better that it is a good one!

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Probably the biggest change though has been my attitude. I suffer with a chronic disease but I still get on with life. I don't worry if I suddenly have to dash for a loo - it happens. It is part of me and who I am. Very occasionally I don't make it in time - that's what washing machines are for! I think I was very self-obsessed for quite a long time and constantly worrying - we all know stress is a major factor in aggravating symptoms. So I have taken up yoga and walking, gardening whenever I can but most importantly I laugh!


I love seeing posts that mention this. it helps others understand that it is not just about the eating plan or the supplements.

for me, my lifelong asthma, hayfever, mastcell/skin issues have faded to 97.5% controlled since fixing my B6 and magnesium deficiencies.

hope the welllness and enjoying life keep flourishing for you
xo
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Joined: 20 Oct 2012

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Food Intolerances : gluten, dairy, soy, oats, corn, yeast, gilthead bream, sole, carp, red bream, pike perch, seadevil, sea bass, shark, oysters, some nuts, capres, marjoram, caraway, ananas, cherrie spinach, chick peas, horsebean and more

PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Anne,

Thank you for the update!

Sonja
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