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"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.

Until then...

Never give up!
"Take care of yourself and each other." ----Jerry Springer

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    OMG--Doctors! Maybe you had both?!!! But wouldn't you have had those recent symptoms all along? Well, let's stop playing doctor and wait for the test results. OMG--hope we didn't bring it on by emphasizing all those grains & veggies in our challenge! Glad you're feeling better. emoticon
    1853 days ago
  • SPARKLE1908
    Praying for you Soror...hopefully they can suggest things to give you a balanced diet...get some rest emoticon
    1854 days ago
    Hello My Dear Sister! emoticon

    I'm Glad I Just Got Out Of Corporate Prayer And The Presence Of My God Is Still Upon Me....I put a Word In Your Goodie!
    Love & Abundant Blessings Upon You!
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    1854 days ago
    You may want to try Ensure Plus or Boost Plus to add nutrients to your diet.
    Pizza helps me and I read a milkshake for calcium..
    1854 days ago
    How do you get a well balanced diet with no fruits or veggies?

    1855 days ago
    Sounds like the intern needs a lesson in bedside manner. I hope everything goes well next week..who needs greasy foods anyway? LOL!

    1855 days ago
    I hope it all goes well next week. You handled the situation with class emoticon . Better stock up on baked chicken and toast! What meal plan ideas do you have so far? That list requires some serious creativity!
    1855 days ago
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