Thanks Peggy. Ya, I usually have decaf, but have caffeine right now. I use sweetener rather then sugar. I'm trying to drink more water though. We also drink a lot of crystal light around here too... I still could use a soda.. I've noticed since surgery, my stomach has shrunk drastically (not a bad thing), and I get so nauseated after just eating 10 or so bites. I don't feel terribly weak, so I just know it's over-eating. So, I've been eating smaller meals. Like, I'll have an egg and piece of toast for breakfast..then a mid-morning snap like string cheese or peanut butter crackers.. ya get the idea. But, when I'm borderline considering taking a phenergan, a lot of times..if I just drink about 1/2 a regular coke..I'm MUCH better. So, I think I'm going to pick up those 8oz sodas..that way I won't be able to drink much and it'll help. I drank it in the hospital and it never hurt. I think it's the other things.. I'm peeling apples still.. but I have had salads..which *might* be the culprit!
*sigh* Just so frustrated with it all. I'm hoping insurance calls me by Monday so I can order disposable bags.. I think that in itself will make me feel better. And I really want to get off pain medicine...but I think it's going to take another 2 weeks before that happens.
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Colozal. Failed Entocort. Failed Rowasa. Failed Steriods. Failed Steroid Enemas. Failed Remicade, Failed Clinical Trial ABT-874/Aisle 12, Failed Humira(severe reaction).
May 7th - Partial Colectomy - Sigmoid Rectal Ostomy - Partial Rectum left for possible re-connect later. Trying to get used to this new life with a bag.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
Addison Maria - 8/2/07 - 21 months old