Well, just finally coming out a lovely flare up that had me hospitalized and tested like a common lab rat...but you're all used to that too, so I won't bore you with details.
The flare-up caused me to drop a bunch of weight, like for many people with CD. When I'm not sick I'm a pretty fit person, I work out a lot, and eat well so losing weight was noticeable and unpleasant and I quickly felt weak and pretty frail. My shoulders and collarbones and ribs are all sticking out and my chest is rather deflated (as noted by my boyfriend lol)
I keep getting the "Oh you've lost weight, you look great!" thing from those who don't know me well, and the over concerned "You've lost too much weight, you need to gain some back" from those who do. I'm having a issue finding someone who understands whats going on in my body and actually supports me through it. It's only been a month since I was in the hospital and I'm still losing some weight, hasnt really evened out yet, so I'm still struggling with appetite and getting nutrition, not to mention still going to the bathroom 15+ times a day. I know it's coming out of concern from them, but having my boyfriend, mother, and best friend continually at me saying I'm not eating enough, and I need to gain weight back isn't helping me when I'm desperately just trying to feel better, and physically cannot eat more than I already am.
Has anyone else had to deal with the "overconcerned therefore not actually supportive" people in their lives, and what did you say to finally make them understand? I just need someone who gets it and doesnt attack me about
it but just trys to understand and support me.