“I will fong you, until your insides are out, your outsides are in, your entrails will become your extrails I will w-rip… all the p… ung. Pain! Lots of pain!”
At 3am this morning I had this comedic little rant from the character Wat in “A knights tale” rattling around in my head. I love the film… worth a watch if you’ve not seen it. The reason for this ear worm was that it felt like my stomach was saying this to me. Since stuff got real with lock down, I have had a fair few nights where I have had a really restless night, with some form of discomfort in my stomach. Last night however, was far worse than I’ve felt in a long time. The pain was so intense I was tensing and almost curling into a ball. It used to be a common occurance – multiple times a day. Then of course life hit a precious seam of remission which I’ve enjoyed for a number of years. Currently it seems I’ve hit a bit of a blip. I always knew this would happen. But it still sucks.
Today I’m sore. But better. My back still aches; I gather that when you have inflammation in your stomach with the Crohns it can spread throughout the body and it commonly affects the back as well as other joints. Last night it was achey while things were bad, and is still a little sore. But in the grand scheme of things it’s way down the list.
I am sure that the cause of this episode is stress. As I’ve said a lot lately, just like a lot of people at the moment I have a lot of stress going on with the state of things. Mostly it’s underlying stress, so nothing consciously bugging me. In terms of diet: last night I had cheese and beans on a jacket potato which is about as safe as you can get for me. So I know it is really not likely to be that.
All I can do is rest and relax as much as possible. Writing this has been therapeutic, and so for the rest of the day I just need to chill out, maybe have a nap soon.
Anyway thanks for reading people, stay safe.