How does it work? It works through your serotonin pathway to stimulate neurotransmitters which work closely with your gut. The role of the neurotransmitters within your gut is to ultimately stimulate the peristalsis within your colon. People with my disorder: Generalised Colonic Dysmotility are said to have lower serotonin levels which decreases the function of … Continue reading Trial Medicine
This quote is a perfect representation of my current thinking. THE REALITY OF BEING ILL I would be lying if I said returning home has been easy. Strangely enough.. it's been harder than the week I spent in hospital. Why you ask? For many reasons; however, mainly because it made me realise how much … Continue reading Not everyday is a good day
💕 Throughout my mini vacaction at the hospital; my Family have been amazing. They spent the first three days sitting there the entire day waiting for answers. A hospital has 'visiting hours', something my family have very little awareness of as they sauntered through the ward at 730am each morning to ensure they were present … Continue reading Grateful
After a painful few hours, the high dose drugs had kicked in and I was away with the fairies. I was moved up to Ward 5 where I was ill-prepared for my mini vacation I was embarking on.. a week hanging out with all my patient pals. The first couple of days were painful … Continue reading Mini Vacay on Ward 5
'The next step is going to be with the colorectal surgeon, I will refer you to him' my Gastro informed me on the phone. As I take a deep breath and take in the information, I remind myself that quality of life is my prime focus and if it means increasing that, then so be … Continue reading The NEXT step
.... and so the laxative bandwagon began. A very. long. painful. shitty (literally). few months. There is a fact about laxatives.. to put it kindly - they make you shit. lots. Did this happen to me? Occasionally. But rarely. Is this normal? Absolutely not. With the help of my Gastro I was on laxatives that … Continue reading LAXATIVES … a wonderfully revolting medication.
When did it begin? The number of times I have been asked this question in the past forty-eight hours is beyond me. If you are one for a light-hearted story perhaps stop reading here.. if you're up for a bit of poo talk - you're in the right place! So let me take you … Continue reading The start of the long road