Monday, March 25, 2013

Stomach pains

I think the kind of stomach pain I get from CF related problems is one of the worst feelings I've ever experienced. Not only can I not focus because of the pain, but it literally feels like a knife is piercing my insides. I can't breathe deeply, I can't stand up straight, I can't live my life. I'd say I have a fairly high pain tolerance, so when I say I'm in major pain right now, I mean it.

I know I'm having problems with my stomach today because of my own stupidity. This past weekend, I went to a retreat with my sorority. We pretty much ate junk food the whole time, and, I admit it, I didn't take enzymes when I should have. It didn't even cross my mind, I guess since we were snacking here and there. Because of CF, I can't digest ANYTHING without my enzymes, but eating all that fatty food without help from the outside was idiotic of me. Now, I'm definitely paying the price.

I like to think that I'm "normal" and all, but clearly I cannot afford to forget about my medication. I'm so thankful that enzymes exist so that I can digest my food and get the nutritional benefits I need from what I eat (that is, when I take the dang pills). For now, I suppose I will rest up, take it easy, avoid fatty foods, and wait on my stomach to return to its normal state.

1 comment:

  1. Ugh - we've all been there! It amazes me that after 24+ years of taking enzymes when I eat, it STILL slips my mind sometimes, especially remembering to take them at the right time. I hope your stomach chills out soon and that you're feeling back to normal pretty quick here! And yes, there's nothing like the inevitable bad stomachache that comes after NOT taking enzymes to make us really REALLY appreciate how awesome they are! ;)