I discovered recently that I'm lactose intolerant as well, and switching to lactose-free dairy and cutting out the rest has made a huge difference to the leftover symptoms. Let's just say that it's the first time in 17 years that I haven't needed to make sure that I have imodium with me wherever I go. If I can just remember to take my calcium supplements all will be well.
So it was a bit of a surprise today when at my regular quarterly visit to the Gastroenterologist, he suggested that we do another colonoscopy. He explained it by saying that while I'm feeling well now, my history suggests that my symptoms are a little bit all over the place and not always in step with my blood tests. He wants a look at my insides just to be sure. He's one of those rare Doctors who really listens to me, tells me everything that's going on, considers everything he can think of which might be affecting my Crohn's and most importantly, he tells it straight. I trust him completely.
So if he says he wants to be sure, that's okay with me. I'm not looking forward to it though.
And now, just to have some colour and some photographs (and while I'm open and honest about my medical conditions I'm not going to put up photos of that), here are some photos of current projects and some stitch markers I made the other night. These markers are similar to ones made by David of Sticks and String. He made a tutorial here. Mine are slightly different as I used a seed bead to stop the larger beads coming off the tiger tail rather than a second crimp, but they're mostly the same.Click to embiggen.
Blue glass beads and silver flowers Haematite-look plastic beads
Left: blue crystals, Right: Shells from a necklace my Nanna gave me years ago.
Cascade 220 Heathers in 2445
Surprise Project - Cascade 220 in I can't remember at the moment (it's Charcoal coloured)
Rowan Shimmer in Silver.