Thank you, everyone, for your support, prayers, and encouragement. It helps me to cope, and I'm very grateful. My cardio and gastro consults are August 14'th. While waiting for them to reschedule the surgery, we're trying, with limited success, to hold the spreading abdominal inflammation at bay. One day's good, one's bad, we never know how it's going to go.
5 days ago I came online to SP to read a post notification from a member of the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases team I belong to. The member spoke about a special diet helping her. I emailed her, and she immediately directed me where to go for info.
That done, while waiting to get the book (Breaking The Vicious Cycle), I removed the "illegal" foods from my diet. I'm going to blog as often as I can, in the hopes that someone else going through any of these diseases can benefit from my experiences. It's a shockingly different way of eating. I don't know that it will work, but it's helping to make me feel as though I have more control, while I'm waiting.
I can't exercise yet, but I hope to be able to come online more and be as active as possible on my team, and the others I belong to. I'm so anxious for this to be behind me, so I can rejoin the human race!
On a lighter note, I lost 5.5 pounds, which was completely unexpected and such a surprise. I'm sure not complaining.
Thank you all again, so much,
Edited by: LAUREN1213 at: 7/21/2007 (16:30)
| current weight: 213.5