Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Diagnosed w/ General Anxiety Disorder in 2005- Effexor and now new med Clonazepam starting 7/18/08
from the guys POV....I have boxes of clothes sizes 48 waist down to 32...currently I am at 34. I say keep the clothes and save a bundle as your weight goes back and forth. It is possible that you could gain much of what you lost back. I know I did...then I lost it all plus some.
The big shock for me was to see myself in photographs...they really showed me how sickly I looked. Some pictures were so different I did not recognize myself.
It is all part of the disease and we just have to do the best we can....now I embrace my skinny body...I am happy to hear the comments from friends I have not seen in years....I just keep moving forward
Just for grins....I kept a pair of my 48 inch pants out and one of my XXL shirts...every now and then when my wife and / or I need a good laugh i put them on.
I've gone from pushing the boundries on my size 14s to having my size 4s being a bit too loose. Like the others posted, everyone tells me how great I look, and now, I do feel pretty good, but for the year or so that I was losing the 70 pounds or so, I felt horrible and was in and out of the hospital so many times I lost count. I does mess with your head.
I just wanted to share a couple of tips for changing sizes, you may already know these but they can help when you are changing sizes quickly and you can avoid buying one size up or down. If your pants are too small use an elastic through the button hole and then over the button. If you wear your top untucked, no one will ever know. And if your pant are too loose, you can usually move the button over a quarter to a half an inch without it looking "off". By doing this I was able to skip buying an entire size each way up and down.