My car passed inspection, so I was able to exhale a breath I’ve been holding onto for a month. The mechanic reminded me that the most important thing I can do with an old car keep to keep up with the oil changes. I had my annual physical at the doctor, and I guess I passed inspection too. The physician told me the most important things at my age are to wear sunscreen and stay at a healthly weight.
Looks like I picked the wrong year to get fat, super tan, and drive old Betty on fumes. As far as my UC goes, I am still struggling. I have now increased my medication to 3200mg a day. This is 2 in the morning, two at night. One side effect of the Asacol HD is dizziness. Not good for yoga, my drug of choice. I know I shouldn’t feel this way, but I feel judged when I fall out of a pose because I’m a teacher, and I think people think I should do it perfectly. I feel like announcing at every class, “I am currently on medication that makes me dizzy. I may fall out of poses. I am also trying to stay at my current weight, and not be too tan. Can someone remind me to change my oil every 3,000 miles.” I found a group on Facebook called Girls with Guts…interesting site with women of all ages with Crohn’s and Ulcerative Coilitis. They even have retreats and “butt meetings”. Hahaha!