So, here I am again, one year from my initial diagnosis with SIBO, once again, testing positive for SIBO. I am trying a different protocol, more of a medium grade, more manageable protocol. I’ve listed some of the herbs and supplements that I am tolerating much better. I am still in my second phase of treatment and haven’t moved onto maintenance. I am also seeing a therapist this time around, who is helping me deal with my all or nothing mentality, my underlying eating disorder, and trying to instill mindful and intuitive eating into my life. I’m hopeful and still experimenting.
Yes, life’s not fair. But I rarely utter those words to my son because he he rarely says, “that’s not fair.” He knows at 9, that fairness only applies to sporting events and has actually nothing to do with life.
Like my favorite Game of Thrones Heart Throb, John Snow, I will fight these winter monsters. I compiled a list of preparations to combat my SAD for the upcoming season.
Middle aged me shouldn’t be jumping on trampolines. Save the knees, pain, and huge medical bills, and watch the kids bounce from the sidelines.
By putting down other women, we are doing the work of those who feel women are less equal than men. We can’t continue on this path if women want equality. Equality must be spread from within. Women, as a gender, must stand together first and boost each other up, equally.