Trader Joes Finds, Meeting Shaun T and a Big Life Confession
For as long as I can remember I have always had “gut issues.” But for the last year it has gotten worse. After trying sooooo many different things on my own: fiber gummies, probiotic, no dairy, cutting gluten at times, miralax, etc – It’s time to get to the bottom of the issue. I saw a specialist on Monday and in order to rule out IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) she is going to perform an EGD and a colonoscopy. This way she can take a biopsy from my small intestine to test for Celiac’s Disease and also check out to see if there are any signs of what may be causing all my pain and issues. So while I’m not particularly PUMPED UP about it .. I’m trying to embrace it! It’s time for answers and I know I’m in good hands with my coworkers that will be taking care of me!
In order to prepare for the procedure you have to be completely empty…if you catch my drift. In order to do that it involves lots of liquids, laxatives etc for about three days. So while I’m on all clear liquids I decided to grab a bunch of random drinks and I can do a review on them on the blog! If that is something you would like to see? A positive: I can have coffee! yay! And as long as the drink is clear and not purple or red I can have it.
I grabbed quite a few things and I kind of doubt I’ll drink them all in the three days! haha I got bai sparkling and regular drinks, a couple monster ultras for a jolt (not sure if I will be able to tolerate these and if not I’ll save them or later!), a la croix, a steaz arnold parmer, bone broth and ramen! (don’t use the noodles part)
Has anyone else been through this?