Hi there, i can relate to your frustration.....i have people say - "People would give their eye teeth to be like you" meaning i am nice and slim - no inclination of the suffering!!! and the fact that i would swap my life sometimes ...it really enlightens me to their lack of knowledge or even interest....
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Post Edited (MMMNAVY) : 4/23/2008 5:58:12 AM (GMT-6)
I am so glad I came across this site. I cannot believe the amount of information that everyone is so willing to share. There are several threads that would make me believe there are flys on my walls asking the questions for me. I too have weight gain/loss depending on how I am feeling. Prior to starting entocort/6mp I also shared my weight loss concerns with the Drs office. There answer was isn't that great? Since the meds I have gained about 20 pds. I want to get back into an exercise routine. However, when I start so doese my stomach! It is a catch 22.
Thank you to everyone for asking the questions I am still too shy to. But most of all this is a great place to find ALOT of supportive people. Have a great day!
I understand the issues that the media perpetuates about being stick thin. Before I got sick I was 175lbs and at my lowest was 112lbs.
Now I am a comfortable 154lbs, I can live at this weight quite happily and my Dr is happy.
The worst thing for me when I was really skinny was the number of people who said I looked great, I wanted to ask them who they were looking at, it certainly wasn't the person I saw in the mirror. I changed jobs & one person thought I left because I had died! Yet others were saying I looked great!
It is all about individual perception, the only person who needs to be happy with your weight is you, if your Dr and the office staff are making comments then I think you should wonder if you are dealing with people who actually understand your disease. My Dr is always making sure I haven't dropped weight and with Crohn's you never know when it will stop.
Maybe you should ask people how thin they think is too thin?