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sanbaz

By sanbaz

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Hi Guys
hope your all well, just though i would do a quick blog on my birthday which was saturday, iv decided im counting backward now lol at 52 years old.
Well we were suppose to go out for a meal but after alot of upset on friday with older son, which is far to much to bore anyone with i became ill with my IBS, full blown attack and ended up in bed right through my birthday, still look 9 months gone but at least the awfull pains in my legs have gone now.
so just need to rest and keep takeing the meds.
Anyway had a visit from my brother and sister-in-law who brought me a lovely plant arrangment and card, artist carol from art society came to see me with a set of canvas`s and some muscari bulbs in pots, plus card, and my lovely Baz some beautifull flowers and chocs, almost gone lol, joe says card and pressie on way, he got my date of birth mixed up, bless him, so intelligent but head in clouds most of the time but he did call me.
Nothing of johnny not even a call, there you go.
So once im better we are going for a nice meal and im also going out to lunch with sister and siter-in-law.
Anyway wont forget this birthday in a hurry, going to have a lay down now, IBS really knocks it out of you.
a few photos of the nice things about my birthday


sun shinning today so at least that cheers me up, hope your all having a sunshine day to :o))) x

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Hope you are ok now San, one of mine has IBS so I sympathise with you.
Belated birthday greetings, some very nice gifts and cards...

22 Jan, 2012

 

Sending you lots of love and birthday wishes San. Hope you feel much, much better soon..........it's soon spring time!

22 Jan, 2012

 

Hi Sandra ...
Sorry to read about your health problems.
Celebrate your birthday on another day with an "Unbirthday Day" Lol.
I hope you feel better soon. Lots of lovely cards and presents there :o))) xxx

22 Jan, 2012

 

Aw Sandra, so sorry you're unwell. Hope you soon recover.
... and a Happy Birthday for yesterday. Got some lovely pressies there! X

22 Jan, 2012

 

thankyou Girlies on your kind comments, Baz is going to get something for dinner as i havent had chance to shop yet, he is good to me, bless, pain not as bad but very swollen around my tum.
will plant the bulbs when they have finished flowering, want to have them inside and enjoy them, also the primulas to, not sure about the plant with them orange fruit berries on, does anyone know what its called and if its indoor or outside plant.
thanx again :o)) x

22 Jan, 2012

 

your birthday gifts and cards are Beautiful San, Happy Birthday for yesterday, hope you are feeling much better by now, take care and get plenty of rest, xx

22 Jan, 2012

 

Hi Val, im resting and keep looking at my cards knowing how much family and friends care.
going to have a sleep now as i feel drained,
thankyou so much xxx

22 Jan, 2012

 

Oh San....what an awful thing to happen on your special day :( The body's reaction to stress.....I do hope you have started to feel a little better now after your rest, and you can eat something that won't upset your tum again. Take care lovely lady. :)) x

22 Jan, 2012

 

p.s. whenever I think of you, I have a mental image of that lovely photo you put on here of you going to a wedding with your fantastic legs on show! :)))

22 Jan, 2012

 

Loving the pressies. My Mum has IBS, so she knows exactly what it's like.

22 Jan, 2012

 

Happy belated birthday Sandra. sorry it was spoiled for you, but i hope you feel better soon and can enjoy a nice meal out with Baz. xx

22 Jan, 2012

 

Hope you're feeling a bit better now Sanbaz, and a very happy belated xx
I remember that picture too Karen, you looked fantastic San, you could certainly pass for someone half your age :-))

22 Jan, 2012

 

Aw what a sahme! never mind you have some lovely gifts there to cheer you up. Offsrping eh? who would have them! :))))))))

22 Jan, 2012

 

Sorry you were unwell on your birthday but glad you are feeling better now and able to look forward to a nice meal out. Take care :)

22 Jan, 2012

 

So sorry San that you are not well, and hope you will soon be feeling better, your presents are lovely, and the Baileys will go down well I should think ! Take good care.

22 Jan, 2012

 

You have some lovely pressie's Sandra, so sorry you were ill on your birthday. Hope you all have alovely meal out together. Take care ......

22 Jan, 2012

 

what lovely flowers and presents, hope you are better soon and then have another birthday which you can enjoy!

22 Jan, 2012

 

Hope you get over this soon and things improve for you in 2012 xx

22 Jan, 2012

 

Sorry your IBS flared up, San ... our daughter suffers with it so I know a little of how you must be feeling ... still you can look forward to a celebration when you have recovered ! ... I think your orange-berried plant may be a Jerusalem Cherry/Christmas/Winter Cherry (Solanum pseudocapsicum) ... poisonous to humans and pets so put it well away from Casper! ... Take care ... :o)

22 Jan, 2012

 

Love and lots of hugs San xxx

22 Jan, 2012

 

A very happy birthday,San! Have plenty of rest...forget the "mountains"!!! IBS is so debilitating........In these times it is so hard to avoid levels of stress.Thinking of you x LJXXX

22 Jan, 2012

 

Belated happy birthday from me too Sandra,sorry to hear about you being unwell...hope you are soon back to good health & making plans for your meals out..x x

22 Jan, 2012

 

Belated birthday wishes from me also,hope you are felling better now. the third picture down will make you feel alot better :)

22 Jan, 2012

 

Birthdays can be trying anyway . Feel better soon .
Lovely presies ; you have people around who really care about you . That's the most important thing , San .

22 Jan, 2012

 

Hope you are feeling a lot better now Sandra. Lovely cards and gifts from your loved ones. Just fancy a glass (or two) of that Baileys. Just off to get one as T's not around to get it for me, (I'm a lazy devil)

22 Jan, 2012

 

Happy belated birthday Sandra. Hope you are feeling better now. You'll have to drag out the birthday celebrations and celebrate properly once your better. Looks like you've had some lovely presents.

22 Jan, 2012

 

thankyou so much all my GOYer friends, so kind and caring, baz just made a lovely chicken salad but couldnt eat it but did manage the triffle lol, just not that hungry, takes a good few days to calm down with a massive attack, so hoping tomorrow will make a big difference.
going to move the plant basket now with the deadly orange berries, dont want casper getting at them.
sorry cant reply to each of you , so many nice comments and im gratefull to you all.
back to resting now ;o))) xxx

22 Jan, 2012

 

awwww so sorry to hear that Sandra - a belated very happy Birthday - wish I would have known :))) the pictures ae lovely - I have lots of muscari and primroses - I love Baileys too ;))))))))) Hope you feel better very soon and look forward to your pond :)))))))) Best wishes Sandra xx :))))))))))))))

22 Jan, 2012

 

Happy belated birthday to you Sandra. Sorry to hear you are not well and the upsets you do not deserve. Hang on in there, you will be up and about in no time. I always believe that real gardeners heal quite quickly because they just need to get out there among the plants :))) Thinking of you...

22 Jan, 2012

 

thankyou paul for your kind comments, will share the Baileys with you, muscari will go in garden soon and primroses to, stress isnt good paul, hits you when you get older lol, when young i didnt get stress but now phew! endless haha, cheers :o)))) x

22 Jan, 2012

 

thanx michaella your right if i had been out in the garden i wouldnt have sat worrying, its a good medicine :o))) x

22 Jan, 2012

 

lol BB, will do haha :o))

22 Jan, 2012

 

Happy belated birthday from me too,San..you have no rush to celebrate your birthday properly..just concentrate on getting well,and try and to chill out..stress is the worst thing..at the moment ,you are the number one priority..lovely cards and pressies...remember how many have thought,and are,thinking of you ..get well soon..:o) xx

22 Jan, 2012

 

Happy belated, get well soon, will say a little one for you.
God bless
Love Val x x

22 Jan, 2012

 

You have some lovely presents there Sandra and some lovely friends too.
Get well soon and try not to worry about things which are out of your control. xxx

22 Jan, 2012

 

Rotten birthday but lovely prezzies! The plant is a winter cherry, some sort of solanum, forget the variety. Don't let it dry out as I did mine as I was unwell too - and once the leaves have wilted they don't seem to pick up again like some do. Hope you soon feel much much better and able to go out for that belated meal.

22 Jan, 2012

 

Happy birthday from me, too, Sandra. You poor thing, IBS is an absolute B****r. I know. Totally stress-related. Who's been eating all your chocolates, then? The flowers are gorgeous, so someone cares.....
Try to think beautiful and calming thoughts and de-stress your body and your inner self...:o))))) Maybe laughing along with GoY will help.

22 Jan, 2012

 

lovely cards pezzies and visits full of love to get u on the mend...hope your back on top soon Sandra..xx

22 Jan, 2012

 

So sorry to hear that you were unwell on your birthday Sandra , know how awful you must have been feeling as Harry has just got over a 7 day attack of the same. Hope you are now feeling better and can enjoy those lovely presents from family and friends.

22 Jan, 2012

 

Aw get well soon San lovely plants and cards enjoy your meal with Baz on your unbirthday day Best wishes x

22 Jan, 2012

 

Oh Sandra.....not on your birthday. :o(((
I hope you feel a bit better by tomorrow. Us mums with sons have to remind the little dears of our birthdays. When they live away from home they forget. My Barry forgets to remind them.........so I phone them myself then phone again. My present and card is usually in the post. I get nice Christmas presents from them.....they remember that date!!!!!!!
Best Wishes Linda xx

22 Jan, 2012

 

Lots of belated love and good wishes for you Birthday, a bit of a bu.... but these things do happen don't they? sent to try us, and they certainly do, do hope you are feeling much better now.
Some lovely pressies from those that care, and the promise of a meal cant be bad can it? take care my dear you are still a mere spring chicken you know!!......from an old rooster. xx

22 Jan, 2012

 

Belated Happy Birthday (although it wasn't quite happy, was it?). Be like the Queen and have two birthdays - pick your day, inform loved ones, and do it all again without the IBS. x x

23 Jan, 2012

 

A belated happy birthday Sandra, hope your feeling a little better today.

23 Jan, 2012

 

hi hun hope you ok now , know wot ur going tro with the i.b.s hun not nice at all ............... happy you have a lovely belated birthday treat wen you do get out hun !!! xx pics are lovely ............. and presies too .

23 Jan, 2012

 

oh my goodness so many lovely comments form all my friends on GOYer,
i so appreciate all you have said and all your well wishes, still not got the tummy under control, a bad day but keep taking the meds lol
im starting to sort things out and get control of problems with much help from friends on GOYer and family to.
going to rest now and enjoy a soak and early night i think, art tomorrow which normally helps.
tahnkyou again, love and hugs to you all :o)) xxxxxx

23 Jan, 2012

 

Happy Belated Birthday Sandra sorry it wasn't the best for you on the day but hopefully your meal will be lovely and so many lovely pressies. Take Care Debbie xx

23 Jan, 2012

 

thanx Debbie, still not 100% but on the mend with tum, hope to get out for that meal over weekend, will see,
cheers x

24 Jan, 2012

 

Hi Avis and thankyou for your advice , i will certainly try this, anything is worth trying, after 5 days it finally subsided, but really makes me tired, glad it helped you though, stress is awfull, wish i was a tougher person and not so soft haha, cheers :o)) x

26 Jan, 2012

 

Hope you feel better soon. :-)

27 Jan, 2012

 

alot better Red aly thankyou, just need to control my stress level lol :o))

27 Jan, 2012

 

Belated birthday wishes SB hope you feel much better.

Book yourself in for some nice relaxing paffin wax treatment or a massage some chill out time to you.

27 Jan, 2012

 

Hi Scotkat sounds good thankyou, i may do something like that, need a boost :o)))

30 Jan, 2012

 

Sorry to read of all your trouble Sandra. I hope you're feeling better, and glad you were able to make the most of your birthday in spite of everything.
I've missed a fortnight of GoY - got fed up with all the clicking and typing lol, so I took some time out. Catching up a bit now ...
All the best :o) x

30 Jan, 2012

 

hi Hywel and thankyou my friend, like you i havent been around a while with one thing and another, know what you mean about typing to lol
being a mum always brings some trouble hywel but thats life even though it can hurt.
take care yourself to :o))) xxx

30 Jan, 2012

 

Sorry to hear about your unwell birthday. I use to have IBS and know that it's not much fun.
Just look forward to baileys.
Best wishes for 2012. Must be some thing going around as I just came out of hospital yesterday after being admitted with urinary infection that got into my bloodstream. Let the snow come and go and all start again.

Get well.........

3 Feb, 2012

 

I think we should go back to the old way of starting a new year in the spring - much more positive. You could say goodbye to the bad weather, coughs and colds and the old year at the same time.

3 Feb, 2012

 

thanx Tommy and sorry you have been unwell, hope your feeling much better, jan and feb and awfull months i think ,lets look forward to spring now :o))
your right Gattina lets have newyear in spring haha :o))

6 Feb, 2012

 

Just came back on Goy and saw your blog Sandra. Oh I am sorry that your birthday didn't go as well as it could have done. I really hope that you are feeling much better now and looking forward to the new gardening season as I am...take care my friend x
PS Baileys is nice in coffee, I had a bottle for my birthday too! :-)

20 Feb, 2012

 

HI richard, so nice to see you back, im alot better, just keep having IBS attacks, my own worse enermy haha, stress and more stress, but im ok, will try the Baileys in coffee sounds delish.... lol
hope your well and looking forward to spring :o)))

22 Feb, 2012

 

Love the Irish Cream San....Have you tried the mint Baileys?....Yummy...Hope you are fully recovered xxx

29 Feb, 2012

 

I've been looking everywhere for the hazelnut Baileys - anyone tried it?

1 Mar, 2012

 

just got to this sorry moti, no i havent tried the mint but i may now you mention it haha, im fine now thankyou ;o)) x
Gattina i havent tried that either but not keen on hazelnuts only in cake lol, hope you find some ;o)) x

1 Mar, 2012

 

I know I'm late Sandra, but have you tried FODMAP? If you google it you'll find all about it. I saw a program and the woman had been hospitalised twice with ibs and was desperate for help and they gave her a FODMAP list which excludes certain foods, then lets you include them gradually so you find your triggers. It certainly helped her and anything's worth a try I should think:-)
I hope your son has been in touch, but if not, he'll probably come round in his own time. He's hopefully feeling guilty by now:-)

3 Mar, 2012

 

hi BA and thankyou for your info, iv just found out one of my trigger foods, its bread, even though i had been eating wholemeal, the small slices to, but sometimes up to 6 slices a day, love toast haha
anyway a friend told me to try not to eat it and if i had to, just a slice and had to be that whole grain, i find that ok but im even better without, no bloating, so thats one thing.
will check out FODMAP thanx BA :o))

4 Mar, 2012

 

Hey Sanbaz, just thought I'm pretty sure my godmothers husband suffers with IBS (not 100% it is IBS though). He cut out wheat alltogether and found that he wasn't suffering as much. If bread is a trigger, could wheat/gluten in general be a trigger? If its the gluten, you can still eat bread and pasta, you just need the gluten free kind. Most supermarkets now stock gluten free products and gluten free flour.

4 Mar, 2012

 

Daughter has coeliac disease, and we/she thought it was the end of the world when we had to start cooking for a diet without flour, pasta, bread, cereals, etc. It's all so much easier these days, but you still have to be careful about hidden dangers in processed food, which is why we always cook from scratch. She inherited it through OH's family, but I have developed diverticulitis (so the doctors say) but it is feeling mightily like IBS. (Saturday was an agonising, sobbing nightmare) I hate the idea, but maybe I should give up bread, too. I've already cut out the gorgeous, fresh, warm, fragrant wholemeal type(boohoo) and yesterday was fruit/vegetable/bread/alcohol-free. Instead of just teaching people how to cook gluten-free food and doing demonstrations and courses, I am maybe going to have to start following one myself.

5 Mar, 2012

 

hi sam i did try that once over and i was the same so its not that, but thanx for trying :o))
Gattina, even though bread stops be bloating, trigger things are red meat for sure as red meats doesnt diggest the same ,infact it rots which isnt good in your tum even if you dont have IBS.
so i really try not to have red meat. also fats, like i love my chicken stock gravy but doesnt like me :o((
dairy isnt good to much either, so i tend to do little now and again. not alot of rich things.
but the pain generaly comes with stress, a huge trigger for IBS sufferers.
very carefull what i eat when i travel abroad to, never eat off street sellers etc.
its a trial and error thing for everyone with ant bowel complaint, each person is different, even specialists dont know exactly what causes it fully.
i dont drink and havent since year 2000, when i had bowel cancer, also i have recently given up smoking, whats left haha shall i give up breathing to lol

5 Mar, 2012

 

Ho hum, worth a thought eh.

Good for you giving up smoking. Sounds like you don't have many vices left, I'd keep those you've got left (including breathing and gardening lol).

5 Mar, 2012

 

I still have the very occasional glass of alcohol, but it's a small one and infrequent, and my system seems ever less able to cope. I don't really miss it, but drinking wine "in a country where the grape is grown", as Shirley Valentine says, is one of life's little pleasures, and there aren't too many of those left. I smoked for a year when I was young and silly and wanted to look grown-up. Can't afford much red meat, but I do enjoy butter. On my bread.

5 Mar, 2012

 

gattina im going away on saturday to tenerife and i will have maybe an odd glass of sangria as i quite enjoy that, but only one each evening as it goes right to my head lol
i love cheese but dare not eat that when im away, had some a couple of years ago, goats cheese and it was yummy but it made me so ill, never again, taking it easy this time :o))

6 Mar, 2012

 

sam i dont have many vices left, infact i may go live in a convent soon hahaha :o))

6 Mar, 2012

 

I still have bread....love toast as you say....:0). But I changed my breakfast cereal to oats with oat milk ( like soya milk but doesn,t give me flatulence ) not only is my digestion better but so is the sinusitis.
Have a really lovely holiday Sandra..you deserve it.xxx

6 Mar, 2012

 

Hi Pam, not heard of oat milk, do you get that from health shop?
maybe i will try it Pam, i guess its not fattning, also is it still good for bones like cows milk, i have skimmed so no fat but healthy on bones. :o)) cant wait to go now woohoo xx

6 Mar, 2012

 

Never come across oat milk. Wouldn't be any good for coeliacs, though. Has anyone tried this new milk that's had the lactose extracted? Anything that helps my chronic sinusitis is fine with me!

6 Mar, 2012

 

Hmmm convent, well it would certainly be a change of pace :)))

I've never heard of oat milk Gattina, whats it like, taste wise that is? My mum started having rice milk on her porridge oats. Its quite strange when your used to cows milk, so much sweeter. Lovely with porridge though.

6 Mar, 2012

 

I buy it from Tesco in the uht milk aisle, near the soya, rice etc.....new one on tv last night was almond milk... not for me I don't like nuts!
Oat milk.....inventively called 'Oatly' low fat, contains calcium and is very good at lowering cholesterol, Soya milk ( beans!) was having an unfortunate effect but oat milk on my cereals....muesli or porage is fine, a bit odd to drink neat though!
teaspoon of Manuka honey every day has helped the sinus too Gattina

7 Mar, 2012

 

You lucky people with your vast range of supermarket products! We get soya milk and milk milk. Not even fully skimmed available unless as UHT. We get local honey or expensive honey. No-one would know what manuka was. Maybe in the big city shops it might be available, but Italians quite often have the attitude that home-grown is best, why import stuff? (Not an unworthy point of view)

7 Mar, 2012

 

Oat milk is lovely, I have it every morning with oatbran, banana and grapes...lovely.....and it's great for lowering cholesterol...well so it says lol:-)

7 Mar, 2012

 

My daughter is an IBS sufferer, had it since a child, hers is dairy products, she cannot have anything with dairy in it, means all ingredients have to be checked, soya milk, goats cheese are always on the shopping list, now she has a very bad form of arthritis so is on meds and injections that cause a lot of problems, what suits one condition is aggravating to the other, I know from her experience that stress can be a major factor in causing flare ups of both, its a vicious circle.

7 Mar, 2012

 

will try that Pam when i get back from hols and love manuka honey so good for you :o))
Gattina your right i always have probs getting semi skimmed fresh milk never mind skimmed when on hols and i cant stand that UHT, awfull :o(
sue i remeber you telling me about your daughter, so sorry its cause arthur, but like you say its trial and error with medication to, i get fed up with it, i cant even have things from health shop, meaning capsols of anything healthy as i always get terrible bloating and pain first day on them, so think its the capsol not always whats in it, but dont waste my money at health shops now.
i feel for her sue x

7 Mar, 2012

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