We never buy fireworks for New Year’s Eve but I do have wish balloons for special occasions. But you can only light them when it’s dry and there’s not too much wind. It was raining on New Year’s Eve so we let it up in the sky on Saturday evening. R. forgot to make a wish but I didn’t. It went up in the air very high and we could see it for a long time high in the sky.
I had to go back to the hospital today for my results. As we say in Holland “niks, noppes, nada” meaning: nothing! This is good of course because it means I’m healthy. They could find absolutely nothing. We could do further research which would mean a day in the hospital for a bowel examination. But the doctor didn’t expect to find something then because nothing points in that direction. Since it’s a very unpleasant examination we agreed that I will take medication for the soft defecation and watch my food intake (meaning eat as healthy as possible). If my symptoms are still here after 2 or 3 months, we can always do the examination.
Am I disappointed? No, actually not. I was pretty certain the results would be negative again. I’ve come to peace with it. I’m not sick, I just have difficult bowel motion. It all points to an irritated bowel syndrome and there’s not much to do about it except eat healthy, exercise and get enough rest. For the moment I just leave it at this and hope the medication will help and it will get better. Apparently this is how my body works at this point in my life.
A perfect morning for a run: not too much wind and sunshine. I had to run 15 minutes twice and, it might sound weird, I knew I was going to make it. I had no doubt this time which I did have at other runs of this program. And I did make it. At the moment I’m slow but I don’t care. All that matters is getting to a 5K without walking, after that I can work on speed. It was a good run!
Distance: 4.5 K / 2.8 miles
Running: 15-15 minutes (2 minutes of walking)
Weather: dry, not too much wind, 5C (11 degrees)
Last song on Ipod before finish: Pet Shop Boys – Go West
Photo a day challenge:
January 3: My town.
January 4: Words To Live By.
I actually don’t have words to live by but when I saw these glasses in the store I knew they described me: I’m a calm person, positive and love life.
January 5: Found.
Found Pinocchio during Saturday’s walk
January 6: Happens Everyday.
Go for a walk with Bella.
January 7: Upside Down.
My friend T’s daughter was willing to help out on today’s prompt.
Saturday January 4
Lunch: Celeriac-leek soup.
Dinner: Steak tartare with sesame seed, stir-fried pak choi cabbage with mushrooms.
Sunday January 5
Beef stew with mashed pumpkin-parsley.
Monday January 6
Green bean fantasy: green beans, sweet potato, bacon, mushrooms, pumpkin seeds, almonds and cinnamon.
Tuseday January 7
First cookbook I used this year. I made lemon-garlic-honey chicken that I baked in the oven. We had baked potatoes and carrots/green peas with it.