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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Day 20: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day20:

Oh my goodness

Another AMAZING day!

So much ENERGY!

Im happy to say that i spent the day at home....

Spring cleaning the house....

Music was cranked up.....

I had a great old day....

I havent felt so productive in a long long time....

I even washed the windows ! Lol...

I feel fantastic!

Alive.....

I want to shout about it to anyone who will listen ! Lol....

Ok, that might get a tad annoying...but you get my general drift!

Pain?:

No joint pain at all today!....

Nothing.....

Anywhere......

Awesome!


I have had discomfort in the upper tummy/bowel....

Not too bad tho.....

Not enough for pain relief...

But enough to mention....

I guess i need to remember that i have crohns disease...

And i maybe should NOT have eaten all those celery and carrot sticks at last nights school council meeting....

While the loud crunching was a blessing in helping to drown out the 'blah blah blah' of the meeting ....

I must remember that fibre is NOT my friend....

And hard, raw food is very hard on my digestion... 

That lesson has been learnt...

Again...

Its hard....

I love food ! Lol

It was only discomfort tho.... 

And not the type of pain that sends me to my bed.....

So thats good!

Thanks for all the messages and support...


It means alot!

Looking forward to a busy day tomorrow!

Jodie xx

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Day 19: Glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 19:

Another day of NO PAIN!

And a HEAP of ENERGY !

Oh my goodness!

Today i woke up instantly alert....

No morning fogginess.....

I take my morning dosage as soon as i awake.....

It was a great day.... 

The first time i can remember being pain free AND full of energy, in a long time!

My house got cleaned.....

The washing got folded.....

Cooking was done....

There may or may not have been dancing in the kitchen! 

Hehehe..   

I feel energetic...

I feel better....

I feel happy!

Dosage :

I had decided to keep my dosage to 4 in the morning and 4 at lunchtime.....

I had the 4 this morning ....

But was so busy buzzing around doing all these things, that i forgot my lunch time dose untill about 3 pm....

I didnt want to take 4 so late in the day, in case  it energised me too much and i couldnt sleep....

So i only took 2..... 

And it worked fine!


Tonight i felt my energy sag a little...

But i think that was mainly due to my attending a school council meeting....

And being around negative people...

Hehehe....

It can be draining!

I listened in tonight to a link  online, that speaks about the cellgevity that im taking.... 

Its on every tuesday night ....

It was interesting to see how the business runs etc:....

There is another link, i think its on a monday night....

Its testimonials from people currently using the product....

And their success stories...

Like mine!

I know its still early days for me ....

But if this improvement that ive had so far, is all the improvement i get.....

Then,  thats good enough for me!!

.... But i reakon theres more to come!

Cant wait for tomorrow!

Jodie xx


  


Monday, April 28, 2014

Day 18: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 18:

Today i have NO joint pain!

My hips/legs/feet/lower back... All good!

A slight ache in my jaw joints... 

But so slight that its barely worth mentioning....

No bowel pain!.....

Toilet normal!........

I slept really well..... 

And awoke about 5 minutes before the alarm....

That NEVER happens!......

Im the type that sets her alarm to go off 50 times every morning..... 

And then hits the snooze button every time!......

And still sleeps in! Lol

I awoke feeling energetic ....

Not as "buzzing" as I was way back on day 3 and 4......

But more energetic than i have been over the last week ....

The energy was good but kind of dwindled a little by mid-afternoon... 

Dosage:

This morning i took 4 capsules.....

And at lunch time i took only 2.....

I think i will stick to taking 4 at both morning and lunch time....

At least for a few days straight....

Just to see if i can get some wonderful energy to go with this pain free body!

Big thank you to my wonderful friends, Anita and Bernard......

Changing lives.... One person at a time...

I hope i can do the same in return....

Pass it on and pay it forward. 

Excuted to see what tomorrow brings!

Jodie xx

PS....(these blogs can also be found on the cellgevity facebook page .... And at www. blongsblog. com ) xx


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Day 17: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Dat 17:

AND IT'S BACK!!!!!!

Hallelujah!! ....

Today i feel great!.....

I have more energy....

But best of all?....

Hardly any joint pain today !!!!

Woot woot!

Everybody dance now!

Im so happy that things have started to work again.....

I had started to give up hope...

Dosage:

Today, as a last resort i doubled the dosage.....
4 in the morning and 4 at lunch time....
( i have been told that its fine to go ahead and do that )....

Finally.... I can feel the energy return....

Hardly any pain today ....

It surprised me that my hip and leg felt so good after being so painful for so long....

But i am happy and grateful!

Thanks for all the supportive comments and good wishes guys.....

I am blessed to have such great family and friends....

Cant wait for tomorrow!

Jodie xx
 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Day 16: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 16:

Today i awoke with a little more energy than ive had in the last few days....

And a little less joint pain.....

Im still not hanging from the chandeliers like id hoped to be by now.....

But something is better than nothing....

Right??!!!

Still very lethargic tho....

Although, i have noticed that everyone seems to be really tired and fed up at the moment......

Maybe its the moons phase?

Maybe its the change in the weather?  

 Maybe we are all still recovering from Easter holidays?

Who knows!

Dosage:

Today i increased my dosage...
3 capsules in the morning.... 
3 at lunch time....

How am I today?:

Bowel pain was fine this morning but increased alot by tonight....
Enough to take pain relief.....

My joint is still there, especially hips and legs..... 
Much less  than the past few day tho!

Im still very tired... 
But woke with a little more energy than yesterday.....

Today i got out of my jammies and actually left the house ! Hehehe...

I have had the toilet trots for a few days now.....

Sorry .... Tooooooo much information, i know...... But its an honest blog, and Those who are following this blog and who have crohns disease, can read between the lines and know exactly what that last line means!!)....

Waiting to see what tomorrow brings!

Jodie xx

Friday, April 25, 2014

Day 15: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 15:

There really hasnt been a big difference between today and yesterday.....

Im still really lethargic....

Bowel  pain....

A million trips to the loo....

Still sore and achey... 
( not quite as bad as yesterday tho.... And certainly a little better late tonight)

Dosage:

This morning i took 3 capsules instead of the 2...... Then 2 more at lunch time

I am a little disappointed that im not hanging by the chandeliers tonight! Lol

I was really hoping to have more energy  today....

I was hoping to help a friend with some painting renovations today..... 
But havent even managed to get get out of my jammies....

... I feel bad about that....

People have been asking me about the cellgevity that im taking...

I cant copy and paste their podcasts etc here as im using the blodspot app on my phond to blog here.....

But feel free to pop over to the cellgevity facebook page and take a look at the information there.....

Its very interesting!

Looking forward to swinging from the chandeliers tomorrow!

Jodie xx
 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Day 14: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 14:

Todays kind of been a bit of a write off to be honest.....

I slept well....

Really well....

I didn't wake up until midday! ....

(Oops, think we missed school!)...

I woke feeling like i'd been hit by a bus...

Everything was aching.....

Everythings sore....

Like I've run a marathon .... 
Hehehe which is funny, cos i Dont run.... Ever!

I really could have climed back into bed and not moved for the rest of the day....

But....

There was no food in the house after being away.....

...and apparently the kids needed food....

.... Im sure i fed them last week! Lol...

Dosage :

Today, because i woke so late, i took 4 capsules at once....

I was kind of hoping that it would help me feel a bit better ... And give me an energy boost.....

But it didnt today.

Maybe i need for things to build up a bit before i feel the benefits? 

It was day 3 or 4 when i really felt them working the first time....

So im hoping that by tomorrow or the next day, things will start to improve...

Im actually not as sore tonight tho...

Still achey... 

And bloody exhausted... 

But better than when i woke up, so thats positive!

Until tomorrow!

Jodie xx









Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Day 13: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 13:

Woooo hooooo!

Today my trial recommenced! 

Im sooo happy to be home and to get stuck back into it!

Im hoping and looking forward to increased energy....
And pain relief...


Simply speaking; 
What is Glutathione?

We are all born with glutathione...

As we age, our glutathione decreases....

Through diet, ageing, illness , auto immune diseases etc etc:.....

Aches and pain commence to build up in the body.... 


When glutathione decreases, inflammation in the body increases.... 

The cellgevity capsules that i am taking are a purely natural supplement.....

They work on a cellular  level and stimulate your cells into making their own glutathione again.....

More glutathione = less inflammation!

Today i have recommenced the recommended dosage.....
2 capsules in the morning and 2 at lunch time.....

My bowel pain today is low.. 
About a 2....
Not due to cellgevity tho... 
Just having a good day with it i think.....

My leg/ hip pain is still bad....

Throw in some foot pain

Wrist pain...

And jaw pain....

Im a bundle of fun aren't I! Hehehe  

Its been a massive week away and i expect it will take a little bit to recoup...

...and catch up on the washing!!!

And sleep!

Looking forward to tomorrow.
Jodie xx





Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Day 12: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 12:

Today we packed up camp...
Time to head home after 6 big days full of music, fun and friends....

There is really nothing new to report today.....

Im stiff and sore .... 
Moving like a little old lady... Lol

Everything is much the same as yestersay ....

We have been travelling for about 6 hours so far....

We are tired...

Looking forward to getting home in a fewmore hours...

Talk to you tomorrow.
Jodie xx

Monday, April 21, 2014

Day 11 glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 11:

Last day of festival today....

Glad to be getting home tomorrow, even tho its been a fantastic festival!....

My kids get so much out of the festivals....
soaking in the music and the atmosphere!

A busy day today.....

Running here and there.....

Packing up what we can tonight to make it a little eadier in the morning.....

Plus, going to the bug final concert in the 'Budawang' tonight......

2 tired, grumpy kids by. 9.30pm....

I sore grumpy me too! Lol

Legs 11!......

Somehow tonight, i have pulled a muscle in my left foot....

Please dont ask me how.....

I have no bloody idea!!.....

But it is bloody painful....

So, weightbearing on my left foot is painful.....
Weightbearing on my rightis painful also.... Still alot of hip and femur pain....

Im struggling to get around at the monent!

I am limping and hobling like a  90 year old woman tonight....

I give up!

On the bright side:

Its good it happened on the last day of festival and not the first!.....

And my bowel pain is down today.... Its only about a 2.....

Im hoping i wake up feeling better....

Ready for the long 8 hour trip home ! 

Jodie xx


    




Sunday, April 20, 2014

Day 10: Glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 10:

Spent a lazy day at the festival...

Not doing much at all really....

I had no gigs, so it was a good day to rest up and be lazy!

I always feel guilty when i dont 'do' much.....

Especially, when at festivals like this....

So many things to do....

So many wonderful artists to see....

And im back at the camp site, curled up with a book!......

I did get out and see a few artists tonight tho... .. Now back at the tent ready for bed by 9pm..... 

Im such a party animal! Lol

Today, my bowel pain has come down a bit..... Its about a 3-4....

My joints are soooo sore!

Still my hips and femur... Mainly the right one.....

Jaw joint pain.....

 Lower back.....

No pain relief today......

But it wouldnt take much to twist my arm tonight !.....

I wish i had more energy....

Cant wait to get home and restart this glutathione trial!

Goodnight!

Jodie xx

 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Day 9: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day. 9:

Today:
Todsy started busy...

A gig at 10am......

Another gig at 12.30....

Lots of running about in between with the kids etc as Steve also had gigs on at the same time.....

I woke this morning , excited to beplaying  today... But stiff and sore....

Pain:

My hip and leg pain had me hobbling to the shower blick first thing this morning..

And it hadnt let up at all.....

It is quite painful tonight....

Especially the right side....

Im sure the cold and the camping are not helping at all!

My bowel pain has increased....

It started at about a 3 this morning... But had increased to about a 6-7 by about 4pm.... 

Enough for me to take some pain relief...

Which has helped slightly.....

Trips to the loo have certainly increased....

Which is a pain in the bum ( hehe pun intended!).... Because the toilet block is a little walk away from our camp site.... Walking agravates the hips and blah blah blah..... Around and around we go! Lol

Just as i was getting ready for bed, the bar we played at rang and invited us back to play tonight... At 10.30pm...

Its a great opportunity.... 

And lovely to be invited back.... 

But i wish i felt better!

Wish i had more energy...

Wish me luck for tonight...

Jodie xx



   

Friday, April 18, 2014

Day 8: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 8:

Well theres not much to say really about day 8.....
While i had cut my dosage in half, trying to make cspsules last longer... 
And yesterday, i only had one capsule...
 Today was the first full day without them......
.... And i felt a difference...

I certainly dont have as much  energy as ive had durning the last week....
Maybe thats camping taking its toll?
Maybe its the busy festival ?
Maybe its the lack of capsules?

Who knows....

I do know that i am stiff and sore in my joints tonights....
Hips, legs , lower back, jaw...

My bowel pain was about a 2 today but has increased to a 3 or 4 tonight...

Im trying to take extra special care of myself while here....

Sleep well...
Eat well....
Stress less....
Etc etc....

Tomorrow is busy, with 2 gigs....
My first is at 10am.....

I hope i have more energy tomorrow.

Thanks for reading my blog...
And thanks for all your questions and support!

Happy festival!
Jodie xx
 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Day 7: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 7:

Did my capsules arrive !?

To cut a long story short......

No.

I had my fingers crossed that the package would arrive in time today....

But....

Lady luck was not in my favour today...

Nooooo.....

I asked the poor post office lady to check again ....
But no luck.....

I am disapointed that my trial will be hold for a week....

This next 5 days will be massive...  

Camping takes its toll.....

The hectic pace of the festival takes it toll......

The different foods always take their toll....

How I feel today?

Today my bowel pain is about a 2....

My hips, legs and feet are painful...

My lower back is painful ....

Still have a rash over my upper body...

I slept really well last night.....
 ( snored my head off apparently! Lol) 

After having such a week of positive outcomes, i was disapointed today that my capsules didnt arrive.....

But.... What can you do ?

Smile.... And get on with it ! Lol...

Happy festivus!
Jodie xx

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Day 6: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 6:

I declare today a 
'Death by camping' day!

On our way to the National folk festival , we stopped late last night, about an hour or so away from where we were going to be campjng in Canberra....

We thought that would make our Wednesday an easy day.... 
Just drive an hour, then set up..... Right??!!

Lol.....yeah right!

My darling children were awake on and off during the night.... Excited to be sleeping in a motel....
They finally awake for the day at 5am!

5am!!

.... And of course spent the rest of the day over tired and grumpy!...,

..... As did I!!....

Today I Feel?....

Obviously , today i am so tired...
Im just about to go to bed... 
Its 8 pm! Lol

Im stiff ...
And sore....
And ready for sleep!

But..... All the above is from travelling , setting up camp .... And kids!

 .... Not crohns related!

My dosage of capsules has been halved as om trying to make what i have, last as long as i can.... In case my package doesnt arrive tomorrow ..

I have my fingers crossed that my shippment of the glutathione  gets to the local post office here by tomorrow....

Something tells me im going to need my full dosage to get thru this busy next week!

Goodnight!
Jodie xx
 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Day 5: glutathione trial for my crohns disease

Day 5:

I was curious to see how today would go...
We had a big 7 hour trip in the car...
On our way to a festival for work...
With 2 young kids in the car (arrrggh!)

Problem:

I have almost run out of my cellgevity cspsules!!
Nnnnnnoooooooo!!!

My order from New Zealand had not yet arrived.....before we left for a week of work  interstate....
Just as things were progressing well, it seemed i would have to stop my capsules and go without for a week!

I halved my dosage ....
 Trying to prolong the inevitable..... Running out !
Noooooooo!

Solution:!!!! 

Tierd and grumpy after 5 hours in the car with a 3 year old and 7 year old....
( a thousand kisses to the inventor of the car DVD player!)......
No phone or internet conection for a lot of the way.....
We stopped for a short break at a roadhouse.... 
When suddenly phone reception came through....
And a call came in from the lovely man who has started me on this Glutathione journey....

He and his lovely brother have organised for some capsules to be delivered to the little post office up here where we are working....
so i dont need to stop my trial!!

How fantastic is that?!!

This means i can continue this amazing journey without interruption....

And , hopefully, continue with this amazing progess!

How i feel today:

Toilet normal...( for me)

Todays bowel pain is about a 1...
Hardly there at all.... This can happen from time to time... Some times i can go a week or so with no bowel pain at all....

My pain in hip/ leg is still there....
I was worried about sitting in the car for 7 hours.... 
I thought things would get aggravated and very stiff and sore....

But.... No change at all .... Just my normal pain.... Not too bad at all.....

Only slight achy ness in my jaw today....

No lower back pain.....

I slept well last night .... 
Slept in this morning!...
Awoke feeling fresh instead of tired...

I am tired tonight and will hopefully sleep well.....
My last night in a proper bed for the next week...
we are camping at the festival !

Lets see what tomorrow brings!
Jodie xx





Monday, April 14, 2014

Day 4: glutathione trial for my crohns disease ...

DAY4:

I slept well again last night, even tho i went to bed late again....

I woke up ok..... 
Not as energetic as yesterday, but not bad.....

I still had a mild headache when i woke...
And a slight rash over my upper body....

(Im assuming rash and headache are is my body still detoxing )

I woke with pain again in my hips and legs.... Especially the right hip joint and femur.... 
I kinda limped thru the morning until things eased a bit by mid afternoon....

The pain in my jaw joints is less...
 Its not painfull today... 
More just achey and stiff...

Abdominal pain is about a 1-2 ...
which is awesome....
Toilet normal for me....

Conclusion:

Although day 4 has still brought some relief and improvement.....i guess the energy level wasn't as full on as yesterday......
I guess everyday cant be as intense as day 3 was!...
 Goodness, i'd explode in 2 weeks if it was like that! Lol....

Everyday so far has brought an improvement ....

Lets see what tomorrow brings!

Jodie xx

 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Day 3: glutathione trial for my crohns disease...

Day 3:

Day 3 has been an interesting and busy day!

I felt good when i went to bed last night, even tho i had a big headache...

I wasnt tired when i went to bed... 
And i ended up reading in bed until 2am.... 
I still didnt feel sleepy or tired at all, but thought i should at least try to sleep!...

And i did sleep!

I woke this morning... Full of energy despite not getting as many hours as i usually get.

Dosage :

Todays dosage was 2 in the morning and 2 lunch time.....
It sounds really strange... But about an hour after i take my capsules, i can actually feel them working in my body!

It feels like my cells are waking up !

I know..... Sounds a bit hippyish ... But i can honestly say, thats how i am feeling...

Today, i have felt fantastic!

So full of energy!

We held a dinner party here tonight for 11 guests......
(something we dont usually do, i never have the energy, or i dont feel well)...

I did all the cooking...

All the preperation....

No stress.....

No worries at all.....


Just SO much energy!

I wonder if this is how people normally feel?.....

And maybe my body has been depleted for so long, that its forgotten what its like to have so much energy and to feel so 
good ?

Pain:

Todays bowel pain is about a 1 to 2...
(Which is better than yesterday)

Toilet habits normal....(for me)...

I still have some joint pain.... 
Mainly in my right hip and femur ... 
And some in my jaw joints....

I still have a mild headache ...
( maybe its from detoxing?)....

Maybe I'm just having a great day?

Maybe it's the capsules?

But..... I feel bloody fantastic today and i honestly can't wait for the upcoming weeks!

I feel excited by this product ! 
I  can actually feel it working!

Bring on tomorrow!

Jodie xx





Saturday, April 12, 2014

Day 2: glutathione trial for my crohns

DAY 2: glutathione trial for my crohns disease...

Well.... Its been interesting so far!!

I started thursday afternoon.

My dosage of capsules is: 
2 in the morning and 2 at lunch time....

We had a late lunch yesterday so i didnt take the capsules untill about 3.45pm.....

By about 6pm, I could feel a surge of energy....
 It was kinda strange.... 
Like a little buzz....
Everything was buzzing... 
Even my eyes were flickering..... 
Nothing alarming.... 
Just a big energy surge !...

..... It was good!

....but..... I couldnt get to sleep last night!
I had far too much energy and I was wide awake, for what felt like most of the  night!


Today:

After getting not much sleep....
I awoke feeling pretty good....
I certainly have more energy....
Again, i was buzzing after my morning dosage.....
( my house got a good spring cleaning) lol
I decided to cut my lunchtime dose down to only one capsule..... 
I need my sleep.... 
And dont want to risk another sleepless night.
 So.... I was not so buzzy this evening!

Pain:

My abdominal pain is still about a 2-3.... So its there, but nothing major....
Toilet habits, not out of the ordinary for me...

My leg and hip pain were much less this morning.... Infact, it was almost gone!...
But, it has returned again tonight...

This evening has brought with it a big headache.... 

I also have Jaw joint pain.... 
 I tend to get alot of, but haven't had in a few months...
Stiff neck...
Stiff shoulders...

Conclusion:

Well , something is certainly happening!

I'm loving  the extra energy !

Not pleased about the lack of sleep tho...

The buzzy feeling is a little strange, cant work out if i like that or not yet! Lol....

Not sure if i should have cut my lunchtime dose, as pain is back more tonight?....

Oh, and dont take capsules later in the day or you wont sleep!

Will see how tomorrow goes !

Cheers!
Jodie xx

P.S .. Thanks for all your support...
Thanks for all your inbox  messages and questions xx

















Thursday, April 10, 2014

Day 1: Glutathione trial for my crohns

Day one of the Glutathione trail  fir my crohns disease today....

I want to start by saying that Every person with crohns experiences something different...
This journey is mine....
I am not whinging about it, its just the facts... Its how it is...

And im not trying to trivialise the journey of others, who have the disease much much worse than i do....

... And this is hard for me to do... Im usually very private about this side of my life....

I promise that the daily posts wont be this long... Just this first one!.... A little information ... Just so you know! Lol

Im hoping that this trial will ease some of my daily symptoms of crohns disease...

I do not expect a miracle.... Lol.... 
I do not expect to suddenly be cured or anything like that....
 But some easement of pain would be great.

Those that know me, know that i prefer a natural approach to the world...

. I believe there is a time and place for medical intervention, but i also believe that the business of being ill, is just that.... Its a business, like any other.... 

And once your on the medical merry-go-round it can be hard to get off it. 
I believe in exploring all nature has to offer first

Crohns Disease:

Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of the full thickness of the intestine, in any part of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus. Ulcerative colitis is inflammation of the inner lining of the large bowel (colon and rectum).

Effects Of Crohns:


Every person responds differently to IBD. The severity of symptoms will vary from time to time and from person to person. IBD is not a progressive disease (it does not necessarily get worse over time). Rather, flare-ups can range from mild to severe and back to mild again. Some people will experience periods of relief from symptoms in between flare-ups.

You cannot predict how long a person will stay free from symptoms, or when their next flare-up will occur. 
Some flare-ups settle down quite quickly with treatment. Other times, it may take months for a person’s symptoms to respond to treatment.

IBD interferes with a person’s normal body functions. Signs and symptoms can include:
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Weight loss
  • Diarrhoea (sometimes with blood and mucus)
  • Tiredness
  • Constipation
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fistulas
  • Joint pain
  • Intestinal obstructions...
  • And I'm sure theres some I'm missing.. Lol..
My Story: (well a tiny bit of it!)

My crohns started when i was 23 years old...
I was pregnant with my second daughter...
And while the pregnancy itself was fine and the baby was progressing well...
I was ill.
I had constant diarrhea...
I felt sick all the sick.....
The doctor told me that 
"it can happen during pregnancy"...
.....and i believed him.
Well, back then, 22 years ago... You believed what the doctors told you....
You didn't   question them....
And i was young.... 
What did i know!?!!

I 50 kilos when i first got pregnant ...
I was only 53 kilos the day i gave birth...
When i left the hospital with my new baby, a week later, i weighed just 43 kilos....
Eating would cause incredible pain, diarrhea,  .... 
Id be laying on the floor crying in pain...
But.....
All this is normal in a new mum... Right?
Or so the young male doctor said...
And again...i believed him!!!?!

Anyway....to save this first post turning into a novel, lets skip forward 22 years...

Needless to say, it took years and many medical procedures to get an actual diagnosis of crohns....

Ive done years of medical intervention...
Surgery, medication etc....

But... My inner hippie decided to take charge about 10 years ago... 
And gradually, i have been trying more and more natural ways and less and less of medical intervention...

And i like it!

In saying that tho.... 
Every case is different...
I am lucky...

I consider my crohns to be mild...
I know some amazing people with this horrid disease who's crohns is severe...
Who have lost their bowel...
Who have a permanent bag...  
Who dont get the option to 'play' with natural products.....

These friends are amazing people... And a huge support to me!

I am lucky.... 

Today:
On any given day, my abdominal pain is there.... Thats a given.. Lol...

Usually sitting on about a '3'...
Constant, but nothing major.... (But probably the main cause for my bitchy resting face !)... Hehehe...
No need  for pain relief today, unless it spikes up...

 ( my last major flare up was about 2 months ago.... It had me bedridden for about 4 days... And was sooo painful, it scared the hell out of me... I have strong medical drugs for emergencies, and they were taken... God bless endone!  Lol.......ive not experienced pain like that before.... And it scared me so, that if this trial doesnt work, then i know its time for medical intervention.... This feels like the last effort...
 
I have on going joint pain...
At the moment my hips and legs are incredibly painful... Especially the  right hip socket and femur...
I have pain in my lower back...
Pain in my shoulders...
Pain in my neck...
I am exhausted, even tho I've had a full nights sleep....
And we wont enter into to the toilet trips, hey.... Lol

Enough already!!
Ok... Thats enough! Lol....
You have some info on crohns...
A little of my back story ....
And my day today....
I, hopefully, have your love and support while i trial this Glutathione.

I am happy to answer questions...
But i am not open to those who wish to criticise or leave put downs...
Keep that to yourself please...
This trial is for me...
Part of the free trial is blogging about it...

Thanks for your support!
Jodie xx