Sunday, February 5, 2012

Let's talk Poo........

I'm just special
 Not a typical open  conversation we will really be talking about the Bowel System so some of you may choose to not read any further.

I have never been regular.  When I was 8 I had severe food poisoning from Dairy Queen which had Botulism (Botulism is a rare but serious illness caused by Clostridium Botulinum bacteria.  The bacteria may enter the body through wounds, or the may live in improperly canned or preserved food.  Symptoms usually appear 8-36 hours after consumption. )  I remember that miserable week, I thought I was going to die and the babysitter we had Peggy Stock (sp?) only had one bathroom.  NO BUENO.

At 23 I ended up getting Shigella from Port-of-Subs (Shigella are bacteria that can infect the digestive tract and cause a wide range of symptoms, from diarrhea, cramping, vomiting, and nausea, to more serious complications and illnesses. Infections , called shigellosis sometimes go away on their own; in others, antibiotics can shorten the course of the illness.  Shigella bacteria produce toxins that can attack the lining of the large intestine, causing swelling, ulcers on the intestinal wall, and bloody diarrhea. In very severe cases of shigellosis, a person may have seizures, a stiff neck, a headache, extreme tiredness, and confusion. Shigellosis can also lead to dehydration and in rare cases, other complications, like arthritis, skin rashes and kidney failure.)

At 32 I had my Gallbladder removed because I am hypo-glycemic and had been put on a strict low carb diet to control my shakiness and migraines.  I believe the strict diet that I stayed on for 9 months may have caused the Gallstones, (Gallstones are hard, pebble-like deposits that form inside the gallbladder.  Gallstones may be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a golf ball.  The two main causes of gallstones are, Stones made of  cholesterol, which are by far the most common type.  Cholesterol gallstones have nothing to do with cholesterol levels in the blood, the other Stones are made of bilirubin , which can occur when blood cells are being destroyed, (Hemolysis).  This leads to too much bilirubin in the bile.  These stones are called pigment stones.  Gallstones are more common in women, Native Americans, Hispanics, and people over the age of 40.  Gallstones may also run in families.)

So I guess those could be reasons I am not the most regular, Shigella and Botulism are parasites that stay in the system and lay dormant waiting, so I do get food poisoning easier than most, and without a gallbladder, I don't have the bile holding tank that helps filter all the bad stuff for me.  So when I had a client last week say you are sicker than anyone I have ever met, (I've only re-scheduled her once in 6 years...) It kind of made me feel like a Hypochondriac... but I think it may have to do with the above.......I've given you my "Out-put"  so what is your input?

Will this food constipate me or give me diarrhea?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

That sucks Lisa :-(. Have you ever read Louise Hay?? "Heal Your Body"?...Interesting book. Talks about "energetic" reasons for illness. A very different way of looking at illness, but quite interesting how our energy can also cause different ailments. Check it out! ;-)