Thank you guys so much...mentally I am doing *much* better. The stress(and consequential eating of really bad food) has exacerbated a lot of things as far as Crohn's goes--bleeding again grrr--, but I feel better on the whole after having worked all of this out. He and I spent all day together, played halo, streetfighter etc., cooked dinner, and so on.
The fact that there was another girl in that brief period he was talking to has still bothered me a lot, and I told him so today. Also, that it would make me uncomfortable for a little while since these past couple of weeks of fighting, figuring things out, and laying darker confessions out on the table has left me really shaken so...I mean she did ask him the DAY we decided to take a break.
But we talked about it a lot, he said he would never speak to her again if that's what I wanted(I'm not that kind of person), and I think we're pretty comfortable. He had to write an essay for Japanese class today about where he wanted to be in ten years and I had to ask the obvious..and he said "I really hope with you." It's no guarantee I realize..I guess no one can claim that, but it makes things feel a lot better.
I'm thinking about asking my GI about stress medication to kind of balance out the erratic, depressed behavior I've been experiencing though..do you guys think this is the right way to go? I used to think I would never need it, but things can't go on like they did. I'm serious about my promise to make some life changes, but I don't know if I can do it by myself. Though your advice, critical or not, and encouragement have helped tremendously. I can't thank you enough...
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Prednisone 5 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."