Wow, what a lot to deal with...Not sure where you are located, but Albertsons has been having crazy sales on things you buy a lot of. Also, I am not sure if you are on any specific diet, but I am doing no wheat/dairy, so I have started buying a rotisserie chicken or turkey breast cooked in the deli section, along with 3 or 5 bean salad (or make it if I have time). I have tupperware I put together several days of meals together at one time, so it saves time and money. When you put the beans together with the protein, it keeps it moist. I also just started slicing up citrus fruits and putting them in a jug in the fridge with filtered water. That way you have a flavored water without paying for bottle water or having extra sugars you dont need.
I am out on disability for the first time ever bc of this disease. A great tip a friend gave me was to rent a tv series from the begining to help rest and pass the time. I am ashamed to admit the guilty pleasures I chose (all marketed to teens I am sure!) but its better than watching daytime tv and depressing news.
Another budgeting tip, I called all my utlilty vendors (especially those with competition like cable and cellular) to see if there were any promos or discounts they could add. If you get a compassionate person you may get a little break on a few things there.
Good luck... Jill in CA (where the whole state seems to be on fire by the way. Hard to get in a walk when you are not supposed to go outside AT ALL!)
Diagnosed with CD in 2004. Currently taking Pentasa, Entocort, probiotics, fish oil, ultra inflamx powder. Dairy and wheat free diet. Only struggling now with fevers, everyday! No surgeries yet. Tried Mp6-gave me joint pain/tried remicade-gave me pneumonia