Monday, January 30, 2012

Time For A Hiatus

With my due date only 2 weeks away, I am now on maternity leave and awaiting the big event. I've been slowing down my work load and banking up lots of rest and quality relaxation time. Feeling great and having reached the official 'full term' mark is a big relief. Luckily I haven't had any Crohn's related pregnancy complications other than a bit of tugging and slight pain with the scar tissue in my abdomen.

So, taking it easy and pending motherhood means that I will be taking a brief hiatus from regular posting here on the Bright Side blog. So, good luck to everyone - but stay subscribed, as I will return when things calm down and I get back into the adult world!

UPDATE: We have a beautiful baby boy, born Feb 17. Welcome to the world!


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Friday, January 6, 2012

IBD Trigger Food Survey Results

In a previous post I asked visitors to fill out a survey about their experiences with trigger foods related to their Inflammatory Bowel Disease ( I set this up mostly for my own curiosity and to encourage people to keep an eye on the effect that food can have on their disease.

The interesting results I've observed are some things such as, most resondents are in their twenties or thirties. The most common trigger foods are greasy or deep friend foods, and alcohol. All respondents have made at least some attempt to avoid their trigger foods, and almost half have had to bring their own meal to an event. On the positive side, the majority of respondents who have tried to avoid trigger foods, have noticed a positive result from doing so.

Here are the results so far (Updated Jan 30, 2012):  

1. Disease Diagnosis:
Crohn's Disease79%
Ulcerative Colitis7%
Undetermined Inflammatory Bowel Disease14%