July 19th – Antibiotics and Gut Health

19th –  Mummy didn’t go to work today as we had to go to the doctors – I now have anti-biotics for my chest and throat and mummy has some tablets for Hayfever – we’re doing well between us.  We went to Asda for essential supplies – sweets.  Oh, okay we did get milk and bread etc whilst we were there.  We spent some time in the garden and I painted my car again (not as bad as Uncle Teddy at my age who actually painted the neighbours car with bright pink emulsion…..and the front door………and the lamp post………).  We sat on the picnic blanket eating Doritos and Salsa dip, followed by apples and cheese.  I had a midday nap on the settee – for 3 hours!  When I woke up the sun had gone and the wind and dark clouds had come out.  It still felt warm but we weren’t sure if that was our temperature or the weathers – so we stayed in just to be on the safe side.  More crisps and apple this afternoon with milk and lots of duice.  Needless to say I didn’t eat my tea.  I have been dry all day, inclusive of my sleep. 

 2019:  Last day of work before the weekend. Was gonna call round and see mum on the way home but, an accident on the A146 and a huge diversion, put paid to that. One week and we’ll be on our way to Wales. I’m a bit leaner than I want to be for the charity run so have been bulking up with carbs this week, but a fasting day next Tuesday and colonoscopy next Wednesday may flush it all out again (along with any healthy microbiomes I may have left considering all my childhood antibiotics – hoping I don’t have to ever go on the long term antibiotics for Crohns)

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January 12th – Antibiotics, Food and Gut Bacteria

 

1999:  We arrived for breakfast to discover the high chair ready and waiting.  I ate bacon, a sausage (which looked remarkably like poo, I picked it up and said so very, very loudly, at which point Mummy crawled under the table, I don’t know why, she can be so embarrassing at times) and a slice of toast and marmalade.   Trudged around in the freezing cold sleet for 30 minutes to find a GP surgery as I keep falling over and am now back on antibiotics for ear infection.  We went swimming and I did really well holding mummy’s hand up and down the swan slide and so eventually she let me have a go on my own.   I fell backwards; mummy caught my leg just in time.  She had a banged leg and I have a banged back. In the dining room tonight I wanted the “ man” (waiter) to pour my juice into my cup.  He obliged saying “hold it tight” as I held on to my cup.  All was going well until half way through when I dropped the whole lot over my trousers.  We had to go back to the room to change and I had hysterics thinking I was going to bed, but we went out again – dancing. I have won the hearts of all, nearly everyone here knows my name and I had several dances with several ladies tonight.  I wave to them all when I leave one room and say hello when I go in to another.  

2019: Well after a hectic week Zof took me out to dinner last night at Bella – our first date restaurant – love Italian and my table manners have improved, although I remain fairly clumsy so drink spillages are not that uncommon. I don’t swim much now but did train as a life guard when I was 17 and spent a year at Camber Sands and a year at Scratby lifeguarding until going on to other things. One of those things being club host and entertainer – still love to dance and be the centre of attention some nights, although other days and nights will see me hiding away from the world with anxiety and depression and I struggle to even place an order at MacDonalds. Things are much better since I met Zof though and we are now thinking of getting our own place. Crohns not great at the moment but I continue of the immune’s and mum is certain a lot of this is due to all the antibiotics I had as a child knocking out my healthy gut bacteria so keeps trying to feed me them too (lucky she’s away at the moment!)