Well most of us know what it is like to have several people request our help with several different activities. Whether it be to bake cookies for the class party or to help with the Church Social or to babysit your own grandkids. All to often we may have the best intentions and find ourselves in the position that we often can cause flares to find fertile ground. An example of this is found in my last week.... I have an elderly neighbor that my Mother-In_Law has an agreement with, she cares for her cats in the mornings. Well my MIL had Knee Replacement surgery so I took over the care of the cats. Then the neighbors son fell and broke his arm so now her ride to Dr's appts and hair appts was out of commission. I again said I would help with giving her rides. I am now her sole companion. I truly do enjoy my time with her and love visiting with her. I knew I was having more headaches and I thought that was the extent of any flare-ups. OOPS- was I wrong.. I had last had a problem with my nightmare symptom over 9 months earlier. It had been quite some time since I dealt with this old friend called Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Let me tell you it is something that I would prefer to forget. If you are interested in learning more about it, just type in IBS in any search engine and you will see more than you ever want to learn.
Gentle Hugs- Michelle