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Old 12-14-2007, 07:28 PM   #1
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Need some cheering up...
I won't bog down with details. But I have now been sick for over a year, beginning in October 2006. Wow. Can't believe it's been so long.

I went home from work sick, thinking I had a virus. That turned into three days of being unable to do as much as take a sip of water without feeling like I'd been punched in the gut. I lost 6 pounds in those three days, and I wasn't physically ill. It just... came off. The third day I got scared. I woke up with my heart pounding and racing. My doctor wanted me to wait a week to come in. I wanted in NOW.

Anyhow. It's been a year now, with more doctors appointments than I think I ever had before in my life. I've had every test imaginable, gone to see specialists... I dropped a good 40 pounds in about three months at the beginning. But it's been a year now, and I'm now waiting to see a new specialist. Been waiting a month or so already and must wait for March to get in.

A year that I have been miserable almost every day. For almost two months all I could eat were popsicles and I was completely full. I can eat more now... I was restricted to almost nothing when they were testing me. I was on so many medicines that bottles line the shelf.

But I'm tired everyday. And unmotivated. And 9 days out of 10 I feel miserable. Sick and miserable. I can't plan things because it all can change in a matter of minutes. And I feel horrible because I know I am no fun anymore. I just know it.

So today I'm looking at my first free weekend where I could have fun, and the last free weekend before Christmas. And I feel awful.

Guess I'm just frustrated and sad, is all.
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:32 PM   #2
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I'm so sorry! My dh has Crohn's Disease, and it can be very unpredictable.

I'm sure you have probably tried a lot of different things, but have you given homeopathy/healthy eating (what little you can do) a chance?

Jordan Rubin wrote a fantastic book titled The Master's Diet. It's terrific. Perhaps something in it would help you.

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Here's hoping this next year is good to you - best wishes this Christmas time
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Old 12-14-2007, 08:09 PM   #5
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It's all I can do (pretty much... I cheat sometimes a little) is eat healthy. Nothing fried or greasy or with alot of fat in it. Of course, no greens, either (stomach can't handle it) or milk or chocolate for the most part. No fun foods (though I am much better considering... ) but I'm still just miserable. I wanna feel good, be happy.
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I strongly encourage you to give juicing a try. It's a wonderful way to get nutrients into your body without taxing your digestive system.

I know it must tough...especially this time of year.

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Old 12-14-2007, 09:39 PM   #7
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I'm so sorry you're not feeling good and that it's been going on for so long. It may not seem like it but you will get through this and it will be a faint memory some day. It took a long, long time to find the right treatment for my illness and there were times that I thought there would never be an end to feeling bad but then one day, the doctors found the right combination of meds and now I feel so much better. Keep the faith, hon. You will see the light at the end of the tunnel; right now you just have to believe!
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I hope you get answers soon...and feel better soon....
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