My name is Dee. I'm 26, married to a 45 year old man and we have a 2 year old.
My DH has a chronic condition that as yet is undiagnosed. He has episodes of nausea, relentless vomiting, abdominal pain, low-grade fever, and occasionally heart irregularities and disorientation. The episodes last 1-2 weeks and come every 2-6 months. He's also been diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis (which is trigger by the mystery illness) and GERD. I have my suspicions as to what his mystery illness is, but since I'm not a doctor, I get ignored.
When he's not in an episode, he is able to work and he makes good money so I'm able to be a SAHM. Me working outside the home wouldn't be easy anyway because of his illness. When he's sick, he's in no shape to take care of our daughter so I'd have to take off for a week or two at a time several times a year and very few bosses would put up with that.
I'm an emotional eater, which has contributed to the weight gain. I'm working on finding better ways to deal with the stress so I can lose some weight and get healthy.
| current weight: 249.2