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Friday Fun! (Musings On My IBS)

Hello my lovely readers!

This week I haven’t seen much of my library since I’ve been participating in the Science Librarian Boot Camp.  I’ll be posting my notes from the Neuroscience section next week, since I think those were the most interesting (at least so far).  Perhaps the capstone this morning will be inspiring as well and make the grade too though. 🙂

It’s been great to see some of my librarian friends this week, although the Boot Camp was a bit of a struggle.  I’ve been experimenting with eating less dairy for multiple reasons (primarily health).  I ate quite a bit of dairy on the first day of the conference and subsequently had a flare-up of my IBS.  Not pleasant, trust me. :-/  It was frustrating and frankly hard on me emotionally.  I’ve struggled with this syndrome for so many years and just when I think it’s mostly under control, something happens again.  Although I am passionate about heath, it is frankly sometimes difficult to have to be so incredibly strict on my diet, stress level, sleep amount, etc…. or pay the consequence of being physically ill almost immediately.  Trust me, I wish I could indulge in gluttony periodically with the only consequence being a few extra miles on the treadmill!  But I know in the grand scheme of things it’s a minor thing to have to deal with, and I am lucky that Boston is such a mecca of vegan food.  The key for me, I think, will be figuring out how much indulgence is acceptable to my body.  Nobody can be strict all the time!  In the meantime, FSM bless Boston for having indulgences like vegan cupcakes.

I also guess this just means I’m going to have to start requesting vegan food at the conferences.

This weekend I’m hoping to see one of my good friends, resume work on my next novel (tentacles, oh my!), and of course gym it.  Happy weekends!



  1. June 15, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Vegan cupcakes are better than any other cupcakes. At least the ones from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World are. I’ve done trials, so I can assure you that this is objective truth. :]

    • June 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      Lol! 😀

      Honestly I love vegan baked goods. LOVE

      If you’re ever in Boston again, you must make it out to Kick-Ass Cupcakes in Davis Square. Their vegan cupcakes are to die for.

  2. June 15, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    An IBS buddy! Definitely an un-fun condition. I agree with you that it’s frustrating and emotionally difficult, especially when you haven’t figured out exactly what foods are your triggers. Lots of trial and error and missing things like parties, concerts, and conferences.

    It’s hard to stick to a specific diet that means not eating the really delicious stuff like dairy. Hang in there! 🙂

    • June 16, 2012 at 11:44 am

      Oh my, not a fun thing to be buddies over, but thanks for letting me know you share my pain!

      I was diagnosed….almost 7 years ago, so I suppose part of it on my part is impatience with still figuring some things out! Plus, dairy seems to fluctuate in how much it bothers me.

      At least I know I can have fried food like twice a year though. Thank fuck. I don’t think I could handle not having that indulgence! 🙂

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