Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Glass half full?

I usually try to view things that happen with a positive attitude. While sometimes this is easier said than done, I think it is safe to say that I am fairly successful at doing this.

As someone who suffers from UC I have had many days of feeling depressed or down. I am blessed to have the support of a loving amazing wife. I also have some close friends and family who I know love and care for me deeply. As much as they care and may try to understand, they just can't.

At times it can be discouraging..... especially when I am throwing away another pair of boxers in the trashcan of some public bathroom. While I can look back and have a chuckle about it, nothing is more humiliating or emasculating. It's the little things in life that are taken for granted. I never would have thought that having the option of choosing when and where I crap, would be such a luxury.

I have come to realize that I have slacked off a bit with my diet and being pro-active about managing my UC. I have a bit of a sweet tooth. It often gets the better of me and my colon pays the price. I love ice cream. It is so hard to turn down.

These past couple of days I have resolved to try some new things in regards to healing my gut.
Here are some different things that I am supplementing my diet with:

- mushroom root tea
3x daily

calendula tea 3x daily

- Ginger root tea 3x daily

All of these I combine and make into one tea brew. So far doing this seems to be helping but I wonder if having a bowl of ice cream at night nullifies all of this.

All in all things are good. I am grateful that I am not worse off with my UC. I have good days and bad but today I did not have to throw any boxers away! That's right....my glass is half full!


  1. Hey Dan, great blog. Keep being positive! I'd ditch the ice cream though...

  2. Thanks! I haven't had any for a few day's now. I suppose it's not a big deal to indulge occasionally. Moderation right?

    I have really enjoyed reading your blog. I have needed for a long time, to connect with people who suffer from UC. I is very refreshing to have done that as of late.