I called my doctor the other da because I was feeling a lot of pressure in my abdomen. Very uncomfortable and felt it most when standing. Also, due to the circumstances of my job, when I felt that pressure I could not run to the bathroom which meant an accident. I called my holistic doctor because I was worried something was wrong. Turns out everything is okay. The bowels hold 5-10 labs of poop and my body is not used to holding poop in the colon. So that’s why I felt the pressure because my body is not actually used to working. I had accidents because my sphincter muscles are not used to holding and keeping in a heavier load either. How do I feel better then. Time and practice. I feel hopeful that things will continue to get better and my body will work function normally. But who knew you colon held that much weight in poop?
Hi! My name is Jacquie... you can call me... Jacquie, Jax, Jack, JC, jcrohnie, or whatever other clever nickname you can come up with! :) I am always open to new nicknames. I recently turned 30 and I am not sure how I feel about it yet, lol. I also have Crohn's disease. I was diagnosed when I was 16 years old. It's been a roller coaster ride to say the least. I currently live my parents as I try to manage my health. I also have two dogs that I love more than anything. I intend to share my realities about living with Crohn's disease... even the gut wrenching details. I suffer from multiple GI and non-GI symptoms related to crohn's disease. I had surgery in 2007 to have 2 feet of my colon removed. I was in remission for 5 years and now symptoms are back as fierce as ever. I tend to find the humor in most of my everyday life- so I plan to share my humor with you. I plan to share the realities of anxiety and depression as well. I tried to be so resilient to both anxiety and depression... but the truth is it happens. It makes me human... not super girl! Which is good because I don't think I could sport spandex and a cape, lol. :) Anyways, I intended to share my everyday adventures and misadventures, diet and lifestyle changes, holistic approaches I try, medications, symptoms, and life with Crohn's! Happy reading and thanks for stopping by my blog!