I did enjoy doing the crazy food challenges all those years ago when I first got into Huel. Being an ex-competitive eater I used to joke it would one day bite me back and here I am with a letter from my hospital showing large long term inflammation of my colon from a CT scan done last month.
I’ve had symptoms on and off for the past few years but was told it was probably IBS until things took a turn for the worst in November 2019 when I was hospitalised for chronic abdominal pain. I’ve been off work since then on sick leave and finally got a gastroenterologist to take a look at my case through the NHS. The only thing now he says is for a colonoscopy to identify what type of IBD I’m dealing with, the likely outcome to be Chrohns. The pain is overwhelming when it flares up. It’s been a wild few months coming to terms with it all to be honest. I will keep this thread updated with the results (if I get distracted and forget, just send a reply and I will respond, promise).
I always feel the most for the people on this forum who have asked questions surrounding their own illness and took for granted the fact that it could happen to me. I want to apologise for being ignorant to just how horrendous it is. I’m sorry for anyone else who has gone through what I’m going through. I’m tackling it positively though and looking forward to starting my new diet plans while I get a full diagnosis in the coming weeks/months!
I have two questions for you huelligans. I remember Huel being a tasty alternative to meals for IBD sufferers. Am I correct in this thinking?
I do have several bags of expired but unopened, sealed Huel (they expired Jan/Feb). Will I be safe to consume or best to chuck and buy new? I read that it can lose some of the nutritional value but I won’t be poisoning myself. Can someone help clarify?
Thanks for all the memories on the forums up to now and looking forward to creating many more in perhaps a less “creative” way than before
Love all of you,