All Good Things Must Come To An End…
I’ve written on here before how all of my symptoms miraculously disappeared while I was pregnant. To my surprise, I continued to feel well after delivery and was fortunate enough to have a whole 18 months symptom free and eating whatever I wanted.
I’ve done some research into why this might be, and everything I’ve found suggests that when you’re pregnant, your immune system shuts down temporarily so the new baby inside won’t be rejected as a foreign object. UC is an autoimmune disease (meaning your immune system is in overdrive and fights battles that shouldn’t be fought), so the disease takes a break when your immune system does.
I guess the saying “All good things must come to an end,” holds true because the UC is knocking at my door again. I’m not sure whether it was a hormonal shift that caused it, or a round of antibiotics I was put on for a severe infection, but something triggered it. Luckily it’s in the early stages and I learned from my past bouts that if I stick to the diet and catch it early enough, I shouldn’t end up hospitalized.
SO, I’m back on the bland and boring intro diet for a few days, then sailing back into the SCD world. I have to admit, I’m kind of happy something is forcing to me to do it. All of that ice cream and pizza isn’t good for losing the baby weight!! It’s so hard mentally to start the diet because you’ve been eating such yummy things for so long that your body is sort of addicted to them. But, I find that my best recipes come when I miss a “regular” food. So the good news is I’m back to eating SCD and will be cooking and posting more regularly!
PS – only 8 pounds to go til pre-baby weight! I’ll keep you posted :)