I'm introducing a new theme to the blog today. For better or worse, I tend to be a relentlessly optimistic person; the type who seeks to find the "bright side" of even the most frustrating situations. I occasionally have these positive thoughts with respect to ME/CFS. (Yes, there is a bright side there sometimes. You have to look very hard, but it's there.) So, I decided to start blogging these points periodically, under the tag "Ridiculously optimistic, bright-side post #__", or ROBP for short.
I figure, there are already plenty of blogs that seek better awareness of ME/CFS by highlighting the seriousness of our illness. Those bloggers fight an important fight, for which I respect them immensely. But I feel that, in staying true to myself, and true to the very title of my blog "Quixotic," I need to focus on the bright side of things. As the negatives aspects pile up, I think it's important to remember that there are some positives to help balance things out slightly. In that spirit, I am retroactively designating three old posts as ROBP numbers 1, 2, and 3.
And here, my friends, is number 4:
I'm not sure how to put this... Um... Hopefully we can all be adults about this so I'll just come right out and say it. I'm 1000% less flatulent than I used to be. Undoubtedly, this is due to my change to a low carb diet. But, I mean, wow! I hardly ever have the urge to pass gas any longer. I didn't even know that was possible! My wife thanks you for that, ME/CFS. I thank you for that. That's got to be a sign of better GI health, doesn't it?