Digestive Issues and Owl Sightings

What I thought was an IBS attack might actually be a bug or food poisoning or something else. This is the third day straight now I’ve been feeling sick to my stomach and having bowel issues, so it seems much longer than my typical IBS attacks in length. Due to that, I’ve had a rather lazy and boring weekend. I was intending to go to a mental health support group today but didn’t feel up to it and ended up actually sleeping through at least half of it since I didn’t get up until almost 2pm.

Sometimes when I talk about stuff like this it is almost embarrassing lol. I can’t help but imagine old men and women who talk about their daily bowel habits. I promise I’ll try to not make it a daily conversation, but it is part of living with chronic illness and it sucks if you have never experienced chronic digestive issues. Even if I do get an actual stomach bug or something like that, it seems that it takes much longer to get over it now that I have digestive issues anyhow.

One thing that sucked was that my husband went for a walk in the park without me because I was sick and he saw an owl! One of my favorite animals, and a rare one to sight in the daylight 😦 I guess at least he got a picture:


I obviously felt jealous since I dreamed last night that I found a mama owl and her babies in a tree. I guess I had to one-up him 🙂 Unfortunately, I pissed off the mama owl and she attacked me in the dream.


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Hi! I am an artist, author, and blogger who also happens to have Asperger’s Syndrome. I have won several awards and honors for my writings and artwork. I suffer from a few severe mental illness and chronic pain conditions (Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME, Ehlers Danlos, Degenerative Disc Disease, etc.), which greatly affects my life and makes me want to advocate for others going through similar things. Other interests of mine include reading, writing, drawing, watching cartoons and movies, collecting toys, hanging out with my family, and annoying my 3 cats.

14 thoughts on “Digestive Issues and Owl Sightings”

  1. I have IBS we have a dish in England called shepherds pie (which is minced beef, onions, peas and carrots topped with mashed potato.) No actual Shepherds in it. I am not sure of it’s origin.
    Minced beef if it is nit cooked a certain way sets off my IBS cramps. I won’t expand on that.

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    1. Mine is mostly set off by fried foods, really fattening foods, dairy products (especially fattening ones) and stress. I’ve never had shepherds pie, but I’m extremely picky, so not sure if I would like it or not.


  2. The owl pic is awesome! Maybe it’s because I’m a nurse, but I think bowel issues are always an acceptable topic of conversation. I’ve been chowing down recently on All Bran Buds, only to discover that the Buds form has psyllium which is probably why I’ve been super bloated. Lesson learned…

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    1. Yeah, part of me feels like we shouldn’t have any more shame over bowel issues than we would any other health problem that can’t be helped, but people are often still shy about talking about that kind of stuff.

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  3. Perhaps the owl is your spirit animal? A sign for strength in trying times? The hardest thing to remember when you are feeling ill over a long period of time is to remember what it felt like to feel good! Health is taken for granted until, as we age, we discover things we used to shake off linger, that illness can be debilitating, and that sometimes, you don’t reset to good health at all. A ver scary discovery for me, at 51, knowing it will likely get much worse as each decade passes. Someday, I’ll be wishing I felt this good again!

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    1. I have the same fears about the future and my health just heading downhill. Maybe the owl is my spirit animal. If I had one I would think it is either a black dog, snake, or cat, but owl feels right too!

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