Hello Beauty Pups! I’ve missed writing here so much! I’ve been on the mend and I just wanted to give a small update to everyone. First of all, thank you so very much to those of you that helped, shared, and sent well wishes. I was beyond touched and have so much gratitude, thank you all so, so, so much. Truly, I love y’all. <3
My blockage was dislodged (god, I never ever ever want to go through that again!) and I had my endoscopy and colonoscopy. The endoscopy was clear, but the colonoscopy did come up with some polyps which were worrying. I don’t have the pathology report back yet, but my Dr did say I will have to have a colonoscopy every 3 years now since I’m way too young for polyps and they want to be on top of it incase the big C develops 🙁 It’s a scary thing to hear but I’m somewhat comforted by the idea that someone will hopefully be on the lookout for it. My next appointment is May 6th. The specialist did have a diagnosis for me, severe complete bowel disease 🙁 Basically if you’ve ever heard of IBS it’s like that but a little more hardcore since it effects my liver and gallbladder as well (hence the fucky blood levels!). It’s an autoimmune disease and probably falls under the umbrella of my lupus, which isn’t shocking. Right now I’ve been put on a very restrictive, hopefully temporary diet, but I will have to be on a special diet for the rest of my life. It sucks and I will miss so much comfort food, but honestly, it’s a journey I’m ready to go on. Getting healthy and living clean is now not just some passing resolution, it’s going to have to become a lifestyle if I ever want to get strong and back to normal again. And you know what? If I’ve been applying this philosophy to my skincare then it’s only right that I do it for my body as well 😀 Since this elimination diet, I’ve started feeling slightly better, but it’s a learning process. Trying to get enough nutrients is a struggle. I’m feeling nowhere near 100% yet, but I am really working hard to get there and getting stronger every day! My bilirubin levels are down to a more acceptable level (29) but still elevated so I hope that everything will fall into it’s rightful place soon!
Again, thank you so much everyone, you’ve brought me so much hope and happiness <3 I hope to return the favour <3
I have absolutely no memory of taking this selfie OR putting the silly stickers on it lol, the hospital gave me the strong stuff 😉