As most of you know I have CD with a perfectly healthy husband, whom I adore. Yesterday he woke up tih a tummy ache a the big D. He whined and said I don't know what to do for this. I said HELLO I am a pro at D and tummy pain. I feel bad that I didn't have more sympathy, but with my disease I work full time, raise two small children, clean the house, and try to watch my diet, take my meds, go to the dr, and work out at the gym. WHen he does all of this with a chronic illness then I will weight on him everyday. Well, I was tired of the whining and I said to him, think of feeling like this everyday along with joint pain, nausea, and extreme fatigue, and that is my life. He said WOW. This is how you feel everyday.
I know he won't remember how it feels, but maybe the next time he gets frustrated with me being in bed all the time he will remember a taste of how it feels. I am not happy he is sick. I wish no one had to feel like that day in and day out, but I will remember yeaterday the next time I am frustrated with my illness and remember I am doing the best job I can do. I am also having a great day because I have lost 12 lbs of the horrible 70 I put on from pred last spring.
27 year old female dx with CD in 2001. P
entasa 4 g/day, Prednisone 30 mg/day, Lexapro 10 mg/day, Wellbutrin 150 mg/day, Remicade, topamax, nadalol, Maxalt 10 mg as needed. Mother of son, 3, and daughter, 10 months.