"Doc, what CAN I eat?!?"
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
"No fruits, veggies, roughage, spicy, or greasy foods..." is the verbiage that keeps ringing in my head every time I attempt to eat.
For those of you who have been keeping up with my progress, I have been diagnosed as formerly having Crohn's disease which was removed from a region of my large and small intestine about 11 years ago. A few weeks later, I was pregnant with my youngest and only son.
Back to my condition...
After yesterday's visit to the GI, I was told that my diagnosis was inaccurate in so many words. The surgeon informed me the summer of 2002 after performing surgery, "You do not have Crohn's...I removed a tumor the size of a small grapefruit in the affected area."
How am I supposed to feel when another doctor says something different?
The intern sitting in the office looked as if I was in denial. Then, as though I wasn't in the room, says to the doctor,"She doesn't know she has Crohn's disease".
I wanted to "go off" on him and knock him into reality with my words. Glad I am such a tolerant woman. Must be all these years of middle school teaching...
So, today was a pain-free day with no pain meds taken.
They make me too drowsy...
Will keep you all updated after my scheduled colonoscopy next week.
Never give up!
"Take care of yourself and each other." ----Jerry Springer