You have my sympathy Brian84, you wont begin to feel human again until the wound begins to heal. ? has your doctor / nurse suggested / prescribed any dietary supplements, perhaps a protein drink which would give you body the resourses to heal. My own diet would have been reasonable but on taking a protein drink (Cubitan - 2 Euro a pop) recommeded by my wound nurse, I 'craved' it (maybe 5 a day) until i was healed; after 3 months. Now I cant stand to taste it, its far too sweet - this suggests to me that my body needed it to manufacture the new cells/ skin. I suspect that a lot less energy is energy required to get enough protein from such supplemets than from digestion of even a good diet (meat,cheese, etc).
I'm rooting for you.
UC since 1990, not a lot of fun
Qualified as ileostomate May 2010, a much happier boy now
panproctocolectomy, abdomino perineal resection, perm ileostomy
am older, wiser & healthier for this second chance at life & am not gonna mess it up