What happens when your biologic starts wearing off Those of us with autoimmune diseases know our bodies so well, and while we often cannot explain what we are feeling, we know something is up. Starting in February I had my three loading doses of Entyvio, and then experienced my first 8 week interval without the… Continue reading Where did my Entyvio go?
I have mentioned in the past that the diet for endometriosis and the diet for Ulcerative Colitis are quite contradictory to one another. In the years that I only knew about my endometriosis I knew exactly how to avoid getting endobelly - the distended belly that results from inflammatory foods such as carbs. But once… Continue reading Travel Symptoms for UC and Endo
Mental exhaustion from endometrial excision surgery I havent been online in almost a month now, and for anyone who is keeping up with my journey I owe you a big update. 4 weeks ago I had an excision surgery to remove (not cauterize) endometrial lesions from anywhere they could find it. The surgery was very… Continue reading Exhausted: Mentally but not physically
Symptoms from Endometriosis and Ulcerative Colitis I feel like my endo and my UC have been doing the tango, competing for first prize. On days when my UC tends to be on the quiet side, my endo craves to steal the scene and do a few painful twirls on my diaphragm. Then they swap back… Continue reading The Tango Between Two Diseases
How alcohol effects my Ulcerative Colitis Pre-emptive to my trip down south next week I thought I would write about my adventures with alcohol since my UC diagnosis. I begin this by saying alcohol and endometriosis are ALSO not friends so I am not exactly being smart by having alcohol in the first place. But,… Continue reading Alcohol and Inflammation: One Size Fits All?
Emotionally Coping with Both Endometriosis and Ulcerative Colitis One of the most frustrating things about this journey is I must have had Ulcerative Colitis for years without realising it - or calling it Endometriosis - but now that its here, its like it wont go away. And I keep telling myself that I cant give… Continue reading Its just the beginning but it feels like the end
It has taken a lot of effort to do anything today. I woke up early feeling good, and not even two hours later I HAD to take a nap.... for like 3 hours. Is it considered a nap if its for 3 hours, I wonder? Anyways, its nearing the end of the day and I… Continue reading Last day of Prednisone
What a day! I am finally well enough to talk about what happened two days ago. As you know, my GI told me she wants me to increase my salofalk dose from 2 pills three times a day, to 8 pills once a day. Mother of goodness, that is a handful of pills. Not to… Continue reading Too many pills
I have tried eggplant lasagna but wanted to try something new. Instead I worked my way up to zucchini lasagna. If you have ever made traditional lasagna before this is quite similar with the exception of zucchini slices to substitute pasta. Ingredients: 1 can tomato sauce or homemade sauce of your choice5-6 zucchini1 cup cottage… Continue reading Zucchini Lasagna with cheese (Endo/UC)
Because rice is my saviour, I make these power rice bowls when I need a boost of flavor and protein. You can mix the ingredients up as much as you'd like. If you have endo you can use the blend I made before - a long grain rice that contains some dried vegetables - but… Continue reading Power Breakfast (Endo/UC)