Two year's ago I found myself in hospital with severe abdominal stomach cramps. Now, to put this in perspective the last record that the hospital had of me was a miscarriage 20 years earlier. In other words I am not a frequent flyer. On this occasion we decided we needed to rule out appendicitis as it was so unlike me to have hours of pain. After various tests I was diagnosed as having had an abdominal migraine and it was clear that I needed strong pain relief so I was put on a paracetamol drip. I wrote a slightly humourous blog on it. I didn't know you all then, I wasn't going to share too much!
The pain lasted a week in a less intense form. I managed going to work and to the theatre to see War of the Worlds. However a colleague did say that she had IBS and this sounded a lot like that. I did my research. There were so many boxes that I could tick. Symptoms such as sudden stabbing pains that caused me to double up, that I had had for as long as I could remember. I hadn't realised that they were not normal.
My colleague, bless her for being so open about such a personal topic, told me of the Fodmap diet. One thing I picked up from that is that bread, not toast, but bread, can be a trigger. For the last year or so I have limited bread. I eat toast at weekends as the toasting makes bread easier to digest. This is the only change I made and what a difference. No symptoms for a year, until boxing day this year. What did I eat the day before, bread sauce!
Now, on to my holiday outfits. Note my gold slippers keeping it real, hah.
|A turtle neck is hidden beneath the scarf, believe me. A turtle neck and long cardigan is so cosy.|
|Velvet black jeans and burgundy blouse. A classic and with the frilly sleeves this was a more feminine outfit for me. I will be repeating this on New Year's eve.|
I'd love you to comment to let me know what you wore.