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still weak from being sick

Thursday, July 12, 2012

well I was sick for about a month, first with a cold, then maybe a day of dehydration, then some nasty stomach bug.

I actually went to the hospital a couple times cus drinking water made me nauseous. I am improving now, not nauseous anymore. but because I was off food for over 2 weeks my stomach has shrunk quite a bit. I'm not eating enough and I definitely lost a lot of my strength over that time.

I'm slowly easing back into food, I can handle most things in small amounts though I haven't tried dairy yet.

My lunch today was a peanut butter sandwich, I had 3 bites and I felt uncomfortably full lol. its almost 1/4 of the sandwich which is almost but not quite half a slice of bread plus the peanut butter. I'm taking it really slow. once 3 bites doesn't make me uncomfortably full anymore ill try 4 bites lol.

I have lost a total of 44 lbs while being sick, I met and passed my first goal of 375 over that time. I'm eating less than 1000 calories a day, sometimes less than 500. its an improvement though. I imagine its going to take a while, like 2-3 weeks minimum to get back to normal.

I have set my next goal at 350, currently 372, and now that I'm eating small amounts I'm not losing quite so fast lol. This isn't the way I wanted to do it but I'm pretty sure I couldn't gain back all the weight I lost even I were able to eat normally right now lol.

The doctor wants to run another test though in case there's something with my stomach like an ulcer or something maybe lol. I have already had xrays, an ultrasound and a ct scan. he wants an upper GI series, I just hope I can drink enough of the contrast liquid as I can't drink lots at one time either.

I am slowly getting back to work, I've been here 3 hours today and I'm hoping for 5 though I'm getting tired so I may only do 4 or 4.5. and I can tell from 2 weeks in bed that I have lost a lot of strength, I feel it mostly in my core, my abs and back get sore from sitting for too long. and too long isnt long enough lol. the only thing that doesnt hurt is lying down which wont help me get the strength back lol. when I'm at home I tend to sit up on the couch and when I get tired I lie down for a bit but I can't do that at work. I know as I eat more too I'll get more energy.

I know I'm not getting enough nutrients too since I'm eating so little, so I picked up some gummy vitamins ^_^ for adults. I know they're not the best quality vitamins lol, but they do taste good and theyre better than nothing.

I'm just hoping it doesn't take too long before I can do a whole day at work as I've already missed over 2 weeks.
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    I've been sick too and I know how disappointing it is to delay your goals...Glad you are getting to the doc and wish you a speedy recovery!
    2446 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    sorry that is taking sooo long for you to recover, try eating small bites several times a day. Those gummy vitamins may be a good choice now since your eating so little you wouldn't want anything in your stomach that could be a problem irritating it. Got luch with the upper GI testing, hope all goes and ends well.
    2446 days ago
    I'm glad you're starting to feel a little better, but I'm still really worried about you. eat what you can when you can. Your body needs nutrients and not getting them will likely just make you sick in other ways. I hope the doctor can figure out what's going on!
    2447 days ago
    emoticon Glad you're able to eat something again. Take it slow and when your energy permit try to introduce some activity slowly, like a walk. This will keep the scale from going up too much as you start to eat.
    2447 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    You poor thing!! That peanut butter is the best, really, for energy, protein is hard to come by, without dairy.. maybe some of that protein shake powder from the health food store to get you going.. even if you have to mix it with ginger ale..
    The milder the cheese, the easier on the tummy,, fresh mozzarella is smooth, moist, can be spread on soda crackers or bread, teensy bites, but packed with protein..
    just take it a day a ta time,,
    the health part is way more important right now,, getting that system back to normal is key,, you take care!!!
    2447 days ago
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    love those chew vitamins emoticon
    2447 days ago
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