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.