Monday Morning Random Thoughts

Today, my thoughts are pretty random:

  • I was planning to post this morning after I receive more test results, but I have no idea what time today I’ll get them.  So, I’ve given up waiting.
  • Mr. MPB and I have decided whatever is happening with my body right now is not related to the gastritis/ulcer.  First, sever diarrhea isn’t normal for an ulcer.  Second, the ulcer was getting better.  In fact, I was eating almost normally by the end of our trip to Iceland and after a few days at home the diarrhea started.  Hopefully the test results give us some more information.
  • For the next 3 days I am Prevacid free.  My H.Pylori test is on Thursday and I cannot have any medication for 3 days prior.  I’m interested to see what happens in my stomach, especially since I think my ulcer is healing.
  • I’m supposed to be working right now.  Yet, I am really struggling to concentrate (probably because I’m literally starving).
  • Have I mentioned that I miss food?  I basically have stopped eating solid foods as my body cannot seem to handle them.  So, I’m currently living of Gatorade and water. I’m starting to think I need to plan a meal of all my favourite foods for when I’m finally healthy again. Who knew sweet potato spears would become one of my most missed foods?  I wont lie, I also miss chocolate.
  • I love this time of year.  Yesterday we spent a few hours playing with Little MPB in the yard.  (Truthfully, I sat on the deck watching Mr. MPB and Little MPB play).  Little MPB is still deciding about the sprinkler – sometimes he seems to think it’s fun, and at other moments he seems to think it’s scary.  But, he absolutely loves his water table!  I swear Little MPB is part fish.
  • Observing different parenting styles can be so entertaining and enlightening.  This weekend we saw friends and they parent differently then we do – it’s not a bad thing, they are just different then we are.  For example, while playing outside, our friend’s washed their kids hands about 30 times in 30 minutes.  We never washed Little MPB’s hands once while outside (we did wash his hands when they stopped playing outside).  Maybe there’s a hand washing balance somewhere between 30 and 0?
  • Little MPB has no known food allergies.  After spending a meal time with a child who has an anaphylactic reaction to certain nuts, I am reminded of how thankful I am that we do not have food allergies to contend with.  I grew up with a sibling (my sister) who had sever food allergies, and it’s been so long that I kind of forgot how that impacts meal times.  My heart go out to parents who have to deal with this at every meal – eating out must be so stressful!!
  • We’ve been debating for months and months what to do with the room in our house that was supposed to be a second child.  Since we are rather confident Little MPB will be our one and only child, what should we do with this room??  After the insanity at Christmas with people wanting to stay in that room, and us not wanting them to, we have been discussing it a lot more since I never want that crazy scenario to arise again.  I think we finally have a plan, I’ll share it once we are done the transformation.

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13 Comments on “Monday Morning Random Thoughts

    • I had a colonoscopy about 8 months ago (due to a family history of colon cancer and polyps, I get them every 5 years) and at that time I did not have any indication of diverticulitis or Crohn’s. So, my GP said he really doesn’t think that’s what’s going on. And, since I just had one there’s no way I’ll get in for another colonoscopy anytime soon to see if something has changed.
      I just wish I had an answer right now!


  1. I’ve been thinking about you ALL weekend long. I debated emailing you to check on you, because I felt like you just didn’t need one more thing to have to do (respond). I’m so angry at that Dr for sending you on your way when OBVIOUSLY something was still wrong. And I’m so angry with all the other Drs who won’t fit you in for testing to find out what in the world is going on. It’s too much to ask someone to live in your condition of misery and starvation. I wish there was something I could do to make it better. I hope that your tests will give you some sort of answer very soon, so they can get on with making you feel better and eating again. Thinking of you constantly my friend!!! *hugs*

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  2. Thinking of you! I was so happy to see your post. I still can’t believe what you’re going through. Hopefully the tests will give you answers and you can start feeling better!

    Also we know obsessive hand washers too. I keep wondering how they are going to keep it up as their child grows. It is funny to see different parenting styles.


  3. I really hope the tests give you some answers and direction on where to go from here. You can’t live the rest of your life on gatorade and water!! And I definitely concur that, when you’re able to eat again, you pile your table with all the foods you’ve been missing. It sounds like you deserve it!

    they washed his hands 30 times in 30 minutes? WOW! how can they even keep up with that? My son gets so filthy when he’s outside and I just let it happen. A little dirt in his mouth never hurt him and he’s actually a very healthy boy. Almost 2 years old and he’s had one small fever and never thrown up. Now that I say that it’s likely going to happen. Let your kid play and get dirty!! That’s what the great outdoors is for!!

    you sound like us and not wanting to set the spare room up as a guest room. we have the bed and everything but we still don’t want to set it up. It’s a lot of work having guests stay over and I really have no interest in it! I’m excited to see what you come up with for the room. Might inspire me to do something with mine!


  4. Oops. Autocorrect changed “agree” to “concur” . damn smart phones!


  5. I have been thinking of you all weekend. I hope you get answers soon, and I pray the answers lead to solutions that are not emotionally and/ or physically draning.

    Take care…


  6. I’m a zero hand washing kind of mum, which drives my husband mad as he’s a 30 hand washing kind of Dad ;-). Sorry you are off food and missing everything. I hope the results are going to help you.

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  7. Hope they find a diagnosis for your stomach/digestive issues soon. Also, I love room transformations, so I’m kinda excited about that too!

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  8. I really hope you feel better and are able to eat food soon! I was unable to eat for 5 days last year and I kept craving peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. It’s so weird what we really want when we can’t have anything.

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