Towards the end of working at my old job, I started to get belly cramps. It started with a dull niggling pain and quickly became debilitating pain. I had to sit, grin and bear it at my desk because I needed to complete my 9-5 job.
I found it really difficult to tell people that I needed to go to the bathroom for lengths of time on and off for hours until the pain subsided. At the time I thought that I was just stressed or that I ate lunch too quickly.
I tried to ignore the problem and bought some 'quik-eze', which dulled the pain a bit. When it got worse, I went to the doctor. She didn't run many tests. She didn't ask many questions and basically told me that I had Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS.
When you get diagnosed with IBS, they give you a bunch of really random leaflets that tell you that everything that you used to love eating... will now make you sick.
So how do tomatoes come into this?
I'll tell you later...