Friday, January 08, 2016


This tummy distress is getting old.

I'm still bloated. My er, um, "output" is still unreliable -- nothing for days and then a strange combination of constipation/diarrhea. My appetite is erratic, as well.

But my energy is good. I'm no longer weak. I have no fever. I don't worry about urgency when I need to use the bathroom.

I just worry that this is the new normal. I lived like this for months at a time when I was in high school. At the time, I was diagnosed as having "colitis." I believe it was probably IBS. I would hate to return to those bad old days.