Saturday, January 8, 2011

You Can't Blame It All On Sjogren's



So I was standing in front of the kitchen pantry today in my jammies and bunny slippers deciding what to eat for breakfast. I noticed with considerable annoyance that my tummy was feeling a bit upset - again. It had begun the day before and I had chalked it up to a flare up of my IBS. Dang, I thought. I never had problems with irritable bowel syndrome before Sjogren's showed up. Stupid Sjogren's sydrome! Grumble grumble grumble.....

While I was grousing to myself, it suddenly occurred to me that I was holding a bag of dried apricots that was almost empty. It was full yesterday. And that I was chewing a mouthful of.....apricots.

Gee. I wonder if the fact that I had eaten almost a whole bag of dried fruit in 12 hours had anything to do with my busy intestines? Duh. It's too easy to blame any and everything on autoimmune disease and conveniently forget my dingbat tendencies.

Hey! A hangnail! Stupid Sjogren's syndrome....

3 comments:

sissyjane said...

Having tummy issues myself today...and I blame it on too much cheese. Not nearly as healthy as apricots.

annie said...

Julia, it might not be the actual apricots, but the sulphites irritating your digetive system. I know I can't really eat dry fruits (maybe 1 or 2) as I do get a reaction. Also dried fruits have lots of sugar which is bad,but darn it, dried fruit is so tasty!

Julia said...

Annie - I hadn't thought about the sulfites! Good observation.

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