Hi Pebbles, sorry to hear about
your father and also depression. Having a chronic illness in itself can be depressing. I recommend going to therapy, I am about
too, I have went before dealing w/my mothers mental/physcial illness and it just helped me sort out my feelings.
Anyhow, you are not alone and it stinks being on prednisone and dealing w/all those issues and then to have this come up it's just another whammy. I believe everyone gets something (trying to make myself feel better). Try to be positive and hope for the best.
For food I can pretty much tolerate anything, though my colon has a new bad response to citrus fruit, which I am not happy about
, maybe b/c I still have some inflammation.
below is what my diet consists of lately....
For breakfast I have become a pro at making omlettes, I use egg whites.
spray pan w/olive oil cooking spray
1/2 tsp of minced garlic
4 egg whites
1/4 cup of shredded parmesan cheese, half of that on inside of the omelette other 1/2 on the outsides.
for lunch have been doing salad with chicken and I just love orange peppers.
Dinner, fish, meat or chicken w/the steam fresh veggies (think it's birds eye brand). I am also on low salt and use Mrs. Dash marinades also alot of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, fresh herbs and spices.
Snacks, banana, grapes and cashews and fruit popsicles (that is a bit of cheating)
For yogurt I do a greek yogurt. Check out Trader Joe's if you have one near you or a whole foods type market.
My doc just told me to not eat refined carbs and sugars and also separatey i'm doing low salt. Don't know if that is ok for you but I am still eating the veggies and fruits, don't want to say that is ok for you b/c I really don't know much at all.