HI guys, 

This is a very unusual rave...(yes, I am raving (mad?) )...I went on my international week to Belgium to teach and was pleasantly surprised at how my pouch behaved...

I had been on antibiotics for 2 weeks due to bronchitis (not counting the summer on probiotics) and my pouch has been particularly cooperative since then. 

Knowing that there was a handicapped toilet with sink (yeah! a sink!!! youppiii!) made the trip so much less stressful...I stuck to reasonable food choices (mostly proteins with small quantities of veggies or whole grain breads and a probiotic yogurt daily. 

End result, no problems...not even in the train coming and going (ok fine...train toilets were not made for k pouchers...they are so tiny...I tried to get my stuff out of my purse and the sink started spraying me in the face and hair then I  jumped back only to have the hand dryer go off and blow dry my hair...it happened 3xs (intubation!)...every time I tried to pull away the toilet flushed and washed my tush with blue disinfectant...By the time I got back to my seat my perfectly straitened hair had been blown dry into an afro! I just pretended that nothing was wrong when my boss looked at me funny when I got back to my seat).

I have a new job too, there are 2 handicapped toilets there with sinks...so many little miracles!

On the other hand, I am back on the NSAIDs along with the tramadol...it gives me just enough relief that I am able to function and go to work without limping too much...like I said, miracles!

Sharon

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You deserve all good things, Sharon (although the train bathroom description was pretty funny - we've all been there on some level, trying to make it work under less than optimal conditions!)

If you can find the humour in even the worse of circumstances than you have won more than 1/2 the battle...

I try...don't alway succeed (ask hubby about the meltdown  last month where I threw just about everything within reach across the room to have one after the other explode against the front door...birthday cake and all...not a pretty sight)

I am fighting to stay optimistic right now, I need to stay balanced both physically and emotionally...not an easy task...because I am embarking on a new international carreer...need to be on a lot of planes and traveling into places that are not known for their impeccable plumbing...my pouch needs to be oh, so cooperative...keeping my fingers cross that I  don't get a blockage while teaching in southern India!

Sharon

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