Good morning! Happy Hump Day! I hope your day is off to a great start!
Murphy literally RAN back to bed after he ate his breakfast this morning. Apparently, he’s not a fan of Wednesdays.
This morning’s breakfast was an oldie, but goodie: Van’s waffles with Teddie peanut butter and banana slices. It hit the spot!
After I finished making my breakfast, I shared the peanut buttery knife with Murphy.
I hope it made his morning a little bit better!
Please note the peanut butter smeared all over his nose. Haha! So cute!
My Colonoscopy Results
Yesterday afternoon, I headed into Boston to meet with my GI doctor to go over the results of my colonoscopy. As soon as my doctor saw me, he gave me a hug and asked me how I was doing. I have never, in my nearly 33 years of life, been hugged by a doctor. Not that I’m complaining, but his gesture really surprised me. Obviously, it made me feel like he cared, but it instantly calmed my nerves about hearing the results of my colonoscopy. I told Mal about this when I got home later that afternoon, and he replied, “Well, you guys are like butt buddies.” Haha! Obviously.
So, my colonoscopy results… are you ready for this? My doctor told me my colon looked “completely healthy” and even “perfect.” He didn’t see any ulceration or inflammation. Hooray!!!
Ok, you’re probably wondering: HOW can that be? Mal asked the same question last night, so let me explain.
My colon started bleeding again in early January, so I’ve been on some pretty sweet drugs since then that mellow out my immune system (Prednisone aka steroids) and decrease the inflammation in my colon (Colazal and Canasa). These drugs have had about 14 weeks to work their magic, so now my colon is looking and acting great, which means I’ve felt completely healthy for many weeks now.
Unfortunately, I can’t stay on Prednisone forever (it has some really terrible side effects), so I’ve been slowly weaning myself off for weeks now. I’m down to 5mg, which means I’ll be totally off steroids in less than 2 weeks. The last time I went off Prednisone in December, my colon spazzed out and I started bleeding again. My doctor prescribed me a new drug (Apriso), which acts differently in the colon (than Colazal), so, HOPEFULLY, I will stop taking the steroids and this new drug will keep my colon happy. If not, there are some scary drugs on the horizon, but I’m staying POSITIVE that the new drug will work.
Limited Edition BIC Bands
If you’re looking for a way to support the families of those who suffered in the Boston Marathon tragedy last week, BIC Bands has created a limited edition headband. The entire purchase will go directly to The One Fund.
#ZOOMANation Meetup at Lululemon Georgetown
For those of you in the Georgetown area, ZOOMA is hosting a meetup this weekend on Saturday, April 27th!
For locals and out-of-towners alike, this is an opportunity to grab some swag, talk running, and hang out with fellow ZOOMA lovers. Check out giveaways from Muscle Milk Light, ZOOMA, Lululemon, and possibly more!
More details here.
Question of the Day
What do you think of your doctor?
Has your doctor ever gone above and beyond to make you feel comfortable?