I feel I am headed back to a constant hermit life. Weeks of my problems with “issues” have been increasing and progressing. Even when carefully avoiding gluten, I find myself having a bathroom session for 1 to 3 hours after EVERY time I eat.
I had a good time at David’s meeting his girlfriend Sally’s family, but as soon as I ate, I ended up at Karen’s house and went home early.
Yesterday was a very busy day. Had a short session before me day started, so I thought I would be good the rest of the day. Bailey, Beau and I went to Mt. Angel and walked with Kris, Kara, and David’s basset hound Sami. A nice way to start our day. Got back home to get Max up (No Staff) and because we had a couple people from his program coming over, Max and I spent a couple hours cleaning his house. Met with them and then took Max to recycle and picked up a couple things at the store. So I got quite a bit done. My digestion was kept in check because I did not eat. So I was getting hungry about dinner time.
Unfortunately, before I was done eating dinner, I was off and running with yet again another very bad session of “issues”. And this lasted till I fell asleep.
So this morning I am looking at my day, and looking at the rest of the week. I want to go have coffee at Pam, my friend’s house. Becky, Pam and I have been trying to meet for coffee every week to reconnect. They both work for schools and will be going back to work in another couple weeks. So I don’t want to miss our meeting. For the afternoon, I am not sure if Kathy’s meeting is still on. I have left a couple messages to find out but have not heard back from anyone. So I will plan on going to the meeting in Salem at 2:00. This means no breakfast and lunch. Then the plan is just eating plain white rice for dinner. Because the next day I have a very important meeting for Max at 2:30 and can not chance missing it.
After I get through these next two days, there is nothing pressing scheduled and I will resume my hermit life. Which means making fewer plans outside of my home. Insisting if a meeting is necessary, to be scheduled first thing in the mornings. And go back to the 90% staying at home. The stress of not being able to eat, or the stress of having an accident in public is just too great. So even though I am a Resistant Hermit, I am also a Realistic Hermit.