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  1. 1. meditate daily
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  2. 2. get a proper diagnosis
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  3. 3. find the most peaceful place on Earth
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  4. 4. keep promoting world peace
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  5. 5. Nourish my body with healthful food and eat mindfully
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  6. 6. Each morning, set my intentions for the day
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  7. 7. Achieve optimum health in body, mind, and spirit
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  8. 8. live each day as if it were my last, but learn each day as if I'll live forever
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  9. 9. reflect daily in a 'one sentence' journal
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  10. 10. get my yoga teaching certificate
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  11. 11. Learn to love running again
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  12. 12. Do more Cardio
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  13. 13. balance my chakras
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  14. 14. Curb the cynical, sarcastic pessimist inside me
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  15. 15. feng shui my home
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  16. 16. grow my own herbs
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  17. 17. learn self-hypnosis
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  18. 18. finish college
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  19. 19. beat depression
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  20. 20. get all my dental work done
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  21. 21. Send a message in a bottle
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  22. 22. get out of debt
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  23. 23. travel the world
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  24. 24. Someday I'd like to...
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reflect daily in a 'one sentence' journal (read all 286 entries…)

Always grateful for a beautiful day.

get a proper diagnosis (read all 15 entries…)

I haven’t posted an update in a while and thought I would share how I’ve been doing. I still do not have a diagnosis and it has been a huge struggle trying to get one. I have been trying to seek out alternative therapies for the colonoscopy. When I started the prep it did not go well (that can be expected on some levels) but it left me extra weak, nauseous, and downright sick so had to stop half way through.

My GI doctor suspected that I may have SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), among a few other guesses such as diverticulitis, malabsorption, and slow bowel motility. Maybe even Crohns or IBS. IBS seems extremely likely but am not sure yet. It has been a pain trying to get the hydrogen breath test needed through insurance to see if I do have SIBO. I think this test can also diagnose h pylori and carbohydrate malabsorption. I will have to pay for this test out of pocket which I am totally willing to do. You can’t really put a price on health right? I have an appointment next week to discuss this test among a few other things.

The good news is I was able to get 4-5 lbs since I last updated. I did have a flare or episode last Saturday (still going through it but it’s tapering off, hopefully!) that prevented me from hardly eating once again and kept me in the bathroom a good portion of the time but am happy about the weight gain. I am hoping to be able to keep this up and not drop back down again.

I still struggle most days either with eating or bathroom problems. When I have these flares it also sends my anxiety into a frenzy as well, so that is no fun. If anyone has read my anxiety posts then you will know what I mean!

I am remaining optimistic that this will all get sorted out soon. I’ve heard there are a couple alternatives to colonscopy as I mentioned earlier so I will find out about those and update again when I have some new progress/news about this.

Thank you again to everyone who has sent me well wishes and sweet messages over the past few months. They all mean a lot to me!❤

reflect daily in a 'one sentence' journal (read all 286 entries…)

Very frustrated with continuing health issues, trying to hang in there. :(

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