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Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 08-06-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By seabell
Does it get better?

Mom was diagnosed with vascular dementia a while ago. Her short term memory was effected. I moved her into an assisted living home a week ago and her short term memory has flown right out the...
Board: Cancer: Breast 06-14-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 884
Posted By seabell
Re: Immediate or delayed reconstruction following bilateral mastectomy

Be as well informed as you can possibly be and that will help you make the decision that is right for you.

Your ordeal sounds a lot like what mine was about. I was diagnosed after multiple...
Board: Cancer: Breast 06-10-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 884
Posted By seabell
Re: Immediate or delayed reconstruction following bilateral mastectomy

Hi Brenda,

I had a bilateral mastectomy in Dec of 2011 and I chose not to have reconstruction at all. However, I did have many conversations regarding recon with those in the medical field,...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 05-13-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

Hello Rederyn and Bridgett,

I think both of you could benefit by keeping a food diary and trying to pinpoint what foods are irritating your poor tummies. I remember when I first tried a food...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 05-10-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

Hello Bridgett... how are you doing? Are you still on the fiber? Have you noticed any improvement? I hope so. What I did that worked for me was take 1 tsp at night before I ate with lots of...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 04-29-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

Hello CCW! How are you my friend? How's the tummy? Do you know that I'm deathly afraid to try Twizzlers? I went to the movies with hubby yesterday and while waiting in line with him for his...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 04-29-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

Hello Bridgett, I'm glad you found this post.

If you are experiencing more pain/gas/loose movements after starting the fiber, my advice is to reduce the amount for a little bit until your system...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 04-15-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,068
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS Torture

(((Bridgett1965))) Your post brought tears to my eyes because you are describing what my life used to like. I too suffered from IBS for a long time. I had every test imaginable, tried every...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 04-05-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

Hello, Hello! I am here! Finally snow free and actually we are expecting warmer temps today (in the low 50s). I am so ready for spring. It's been freezing here at night.

My tummy is still...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 02-18-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

Hey CCW!

How was your trip to SC? How did your tummy behave? I bet you were one proud Papa watching your son graduate from Basic Training. Where does he go from here?

You had it right the...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 02-04-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

(((CCW))) I want to offer my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to you and your family on the loss of little warrior Joseph. To fight such a battle at such a young age is ... I'm at a loss for...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 01-25-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Thumbs up Re: IBS 20yr Misery

Helloooo CCW!

Wow, has it been six months since we started 'talking'? And look at all you accomplished and all you're doing now that your tummy is behaving. Isn't it AWESOME!?!

It must have...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 01-10-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

YooHoo CCW... where art thou? I hope your absence means you are just too busy with life to be on line posting!

And LouAnn...how are you feeling these days? How is the med working? I hope you've...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 12-24-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

Just wanted to pop in and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy (and IBS free) New Year!

xoxo
SB
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 12-17-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

Knock Knock!

CCW, LouAnn...where are my IBS buddies?

I hope this finds you both doing better with your IBS symptoms and finds you having fun gearing up for the holidays. We've been busy here...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 11-29-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

CCW! So glad you had a wonderful trip and a joyous Thanksgiving! I'm so happy for you. I chuckled over the part about your wife 'having to go'. That was a switch huh? I'm sure your family was...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 11-20-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

Oh LouAnn...you are certainly in my prayers today. I actually shuddered when I read the word 'prep'. Ugh. Please let us know how you are doing.

I'm glad the meds are working!

WIshing you...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 11-19-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving to all!

CCW...great minds think alike...while I was making dinner tonight I thought of LouAnn and wondered what the doctor had to tell her. I hope she got good news...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 11-06-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

hello! Here in NY we were hit quite badly by Hurricane Sandy. We were without power for a full week and let me tell you, it got cold at night! Power was restored yesterday (just in time for the...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 10-19-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

CCW!

What "crappy" (lol, get it??) news about your wallet! That is certainly a huge hassle to go thru, getting everything cancelled and changed.

But..good news about the tea! Did you check...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 10-15-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

CCW! So glad things are still going well for you, and look at how calmly you handled one little bump in the road! It could be the thought of having to go to a wedding made your stomach a little...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 10-07-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

The symptoms of IBS, what causes us our pain/frequent movements/or no movement, as well as what helps one with their IBS differs from person to person. Boards like this are a wonderful place to...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 10-05-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

On-line ordering... there are many places on line that you can order the tea from. If I knew your address, I'd send you some! It really is a great tea!

Just to show how different foods effect...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 10-01-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

:confused:I just realized that my post from last week isn't showing. In it I apologized to LouAnn (the starter of this post) for essentially hi-jacking her post lol... I hope that others who read or...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 10-01-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

Hello CCW! No vacation, but we seem to be doing something all the time! We are always finding someplace to go, something to do. Last weekend we went to a Craft Fair at Lyndhurst. It was a gorgeous...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 09-23-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

Hey CCW! So glad you posted and let me know how you are doing!

I did have problems with gas and bloating (at times still do). The multi symptom imodium (I take 2 daily) is what helps, plus...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 09-17-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

Hey CCW! I have never, ever missed taking my fiber. Even when I had surgery last December. I bought those little travel packs and had them with me in the hospital. So I don't know how my stomach...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 09-11-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

Hey CCW!

I'm glad to hear that your tummy is still behaving.

Wish I had you around when I needed someone to drive/pick up my daughter because my stomach wouldn't let me out the door. I told...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 09-09-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

Hey CCW! Just popping in to see how you are doing. I'm hoping that since you are not posting it means that you are OUT and ENJOYING your life without IBS rearing its ugly head.

Hoping you see...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 09-04-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By seabell
Re: Severe pain

I'm glad to hear you're getting tested to rule out anything serious. If I were you, I'd stick to the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast) or any other bland foods (potatoes/pasta, chicken...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 09-03-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

(((CCW)))!!! What wonderful news! It's like a whole new world has opened up for you, isn't it? Enjoy your 'kitty' and family outings. Would you believe that the other day I was all ready to go...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 09-02-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By seabell
Re: Severe pain

Hello Ninjakat (love that screenname!)

So sorry you were in such horrific pain...and even sorrier that the doctors could not help you. I went to the ER one evening years ago with terrible stomach...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 08-29-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Smile Re: IBS 20yr Misery

CCW!!! What wonderful, fantastic news! I can just see you 'happy dancing' during your 2 mile walk! Of course you are worth your expensive shoes... and so much more! Celebrate! Dance! Jump...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 08-25-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

Oh CCW, I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes over your news.

IBS beats you right into the ground, stops you from going out, from enjoying your family and friends, and soon takes over your...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 08-24-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Smile Re: IBS 20yr Misery

<Grabbing counterclockwys and doing happy dance!!!>

I am SO HAPPY to hear your news! So very happy for you and your tummy!

You know you are on the right track now. Don't be disappointed if...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 08-16-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

The horrible aspect of IBS is that there is no "cure". Doctors would love to be able to give us a pill and voila...we are all better. But when they tell us to take certain drugs and it doesn't...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 08-16-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

The reason I take my fiber at night is because whatever I put in my mouth previously, zoomed thru me, so I'd take all meds (vitamins etc) at night when I was home, safe and sound, and near a...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 08-08-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

You're posting fine but can also hit "Post to this Reply" on the bottom left of post you are reading (does that make sense?)

I take 2 heaping tsp of the fiber at night, preferably before I eat. ...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 08-08-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

Hang in there counterclockwys! Are you taking the fiber? I read the book just to get an idea of what my triggers can be, but I don't follow any of the eating plans. I know what my triggers are and...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 07-26-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Talking Re: IBS 20yr Misery

(((counterclockwys))) I take the fiber at night before dinner. Mix it into a glass of water and drink it right down. You should start seeing an improvement in your tummy in a week or two and over...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 06-19-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 966
Posted By seabell
Re: Nausea, cramps and diarheaa

I bet with 3 young kids you rush around a lot! Try not to rush while you are eating. Take small bites and chew, give up carbonated drinks, but stay hydrated with lots of water. Have you tried...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 06-04-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,847
Posted By seabell
Re: IBS 20yr Misery

I too have suffered from IBS-D for 20 years. My mornings were like yours. I'd park my self right outside the bathroom because many times I was unable to make it to the toilet if I wasn't closer...
Board: Cancer: Breast 05-21-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,092
Posted By seabell
Re: Got the dreaded callback

Just breathe... and don't google everything, because you'll just drive yourself crazy! Keep occupied doing silly things. I know its easier said than done, but if you let yourself dwell on what...
Board: Cancer: Breast 05-14-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,163
Posted By seabell
Re: Could this really be happening?

I'm sorry you are going thru this scary thing Raptor, but you are doing the right thing by getting a mammo and whatever tests the doctors deem necessary in order to make a correct diagnosis. About...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 01-08-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,116
Posted By seabell
Avoiding C-diff... Help!

Due to surgery, I was on a massive dose of cephalexin (2000 mg/day for over 2 weeks). Besides eating yogurt, is there anything I can do to avoid getting C-diff?

Thanks!
SB
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 01-08-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,833
Posted By seabell
Re: Type 2 Diabetic w/ IBS

Hi Gemini,

I've suffered from IBS-D for the past 20 years and just this April was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I found myself in the same boat you are in... the foods that are 'kind' to my...
Board: Cancer: Breast 10-03-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,223
Posted By seabell
Re: Microcalcifications

Just read your post and am wishing you got good news today. (((hugs))
Board: Cancer: Breast 07-08-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,574
Posted By seabell
stereotactic biopsy...anyone had one?

I'm scheduled for at least one, possibly two stereotactic biopsies at the end of the month. Althou the breast imaging center went over in detail (I think too much detail) what to expect during the...
Board: Cancer: Breast 06-30-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,095
Posted By seabell
? on biopsy, things are moving too fast..

Had my yearly mammography last week and received a call that I needed to come back for additional views and ultrasound of my right breast. Went back today, had 4 pictures taken during mammo, then...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 04-22-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,889
Posted By seabell
Re: Apples Causing a Problem?

I suffer from IBS-D, but can eat an apple as long as it is peeled. The apple skin is just too rough on my intestines. Have you tried peeling your apple?

SB
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