I used to have girlfriends roll their eyes at me and say, "I wish I could eat as healthy as you." I've always been about
moderation and healthy eating, even with my beloved sweets. I've always been in good shape, and my only vice was some good sound drinking in my 20's like every other human being on the planet. Needless to say, I was NOT expecting this. Its not your fault.
I feel your pain about
your mom. Mine doesn't necessary blame me, but she's always saying things like, "Take CARE of yourself, don't eat anthing CRAZY." There are days that a glass of water will have my running to the toilet, and I don't want to hear anyone telling me that I somehow could have avoided that. I do know, however, that her concern comes from a caring place and from not knowing any better. Its hard for my parents to keep up with all the new diets/treatments/etc. I'm sure your mom is concerned; she just needs some education on the disease. Good luck!
Female, 30. Chicago 'burbs.
DX: Ulcerative Proctitis (10cm) January '08
Current Treament: Rowasa 60 ML 2X daily, Cortenama 100 ML 1X daily, Bentyl 20 MG 4X daily, Fish Oil 2x daily, Disgestive Advantage (Colitis) 2X daily, Metamucil 2X daily, Yoga daily.
Previous Treatment: Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Vitamins.
Status: Flare (showing some improvement)