I haven't been able to eat a "proper" dinner in almost two weeks. Maybe longer.
I compensate by eating at breakfast and lunch, because I am fine then, but come late afternoon and dinner-time...and I'm feeling major ookie. I can make dinner for my husband, but I don't eat. I maybe pick at it if I do fix a plate. Sometimes, I can eat after 9 or 10pm, but not often. I have tried snacks to keep my stomach from getting empty and rebelling, but it just doesn't seem to matter. I have a very difficult time bringing myself to eat in the evenings.
A problem, is we have a 'go-to-hell' room. It is basically another sitting-room with a TV so I can watch whatever I want and he can 'go-to-hell'. It is not said in a mean-spirited way, it is a funny family joke for us. Anyway, because of the GTH room, he hasn't noticed that I'm not eating. He is away this week, out of state, training. I had a girlfriend come over for dinner Tuesday night and she noticed I only ate a few bites of dinner, and she commented on it. When my husband comes home, I think I will tell him of my difficulty and he will be able to help monitor the problem. We may start eating at the table and not in front of seperate TVs, that way he can help encourage me.
I am holding steady at about 120#, but I think that is too thin and I would like to put on 5-10, but I am barely managing to not drop weight the way I am currently eating. I do have phenergen (or something similar) but it knocks me to sleep before I can feel non-nauseated to eat.
Anyone have any suggestions?
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry.
I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC. No remission. 5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon. Dx changed to Crohn's. Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returning after resuming 6MP.