Need some cheering up

I won’t bog down with details. But I have now been sick for over a year, beginning in October 2006. Wow. Can’t believe it’s been so long.

I went home from work sick, thinking I had a virus. That turned into three days of being unable to do as much as take a sip of water without feeling like I’d been punched in the gut. I lost 6 pounds in those three days, and I wasn’t physically ill. It just… came off. The third day I got scared. I woke up with my heart pounding and racing. My doctor wanted me to wait a week to come in. I wanted in NOW.

Anyhow. It’s been a year now, with more doctors appointments than I think I ever had before in my life. I’ve had every test imaginable, gone to see specialists… I dropped a good 40 pounds in about three months at the beginning. But it’s been a year now, and I’m now waiting to see a new specialist. Been waiting a month or so already and must wait for March to get in.

A year that I have been miserable almost every day. For almost two months all I could eat were popsicles and I was completely full. I can eat more now… I was restricted to almost nothing when they were testing me. I was on so many medicines that bottles line the shelf.

But I’m tired everyday. And unmotivated. And 9 days out of 10 I feel miserable. Sick and miserable. I can’t plan things because it all can change in a matter of minutes. And I feel horrible because I know I am no fun anymore. I just know it.

So today I’m looking at my first free weekend where I could have fun, and the last free weekend before Christmas. And I feel awful.

Guess I’m just frustrated and sad, is all.

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I’m so sorry! My dh has Crohn’s Disease, and it can be very unpredictable.

I’m sure you have probably tried a lot of different things, but have you given homeopathy/healthy eating (what little you can do) a chance?

Jordan Rubin wrote a fantastic book titled The Master’s Diet. It’s terrific. Perhaps something in it would help you.

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Here’s hoping this next year is good to you - best wishes this Christmas time

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Thanks…

It’s all I can do (pretty much… I cheat sometimes a little) is eat healthy. Nothing fried or greasy or with alot of fat in it. Of course, no greens, either (stomach can’t handle it) or milk or chocolate for the most part. No fun foods (though I am much better considering… ) but I’m still just miserable. I wanna feel good, be happy.

I strongly encourage you to give juicing a try. It’s a wonderful way to get nutrients into your body without taxing your digestive system.

I know it must tough…especially this time of year.

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I’m so sorry you’re not feeling good and that it’s been going on for so long. It may not seem like it but you will get through this and it will be a faint memory some day. It took a long, long time to find the right treatment for my illness and there were times that I thought there would never be an end to feeling bad but then one day, the doctors found the right combination of meds and now I feel so much better. Keep the faith, hon. You will see the light at the end of the tunnel; right now you just have to believe! :hug: :heart: :hug: :heart:

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I hope you get answers soon…and feel better soon…

Just take it one day at a time. Feel better soon :hug: :hug: :hug:

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Hang in there! Maybe 2008 will be your year!

:hug: Good luck with this new Doctor. :hug:

It sucks to be sick!! I hope they can figure out what is wrong with you soon so you can get back to enjoying life pain and ill free! :hug:

So sorry to hear about your hard time. Juicing is an excellent piece of advice. It’s too bad you have to wait so long, til March.

Perhaps you can gain some moments of peace here by looking around and learning new things. It really helps to get your mind off the troubles and concentrate on knitting things. I hope that’s still possible for you.:heart:

I’m so sorry that you have been having health issues. I hope that you will soon see a turning point and you will begin to feel better. :muah:

Awww, I am so sorry! It can be so frustrating not knowing whats going on in your body. My boyfriend, last year, had a parasite and it took the doctors 11 months to figure it out. He was so miserable. You will be in my prayers. <3

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I’m sorry you’re feeling so bad - it really sucks being sick long-term. I’ve been ill since I was 19, and spent 3 years in a wheelchair. I’m walking now, but I still can’t work, and I hate it. It’s easy to get bitter some days about where your life went, and let that happen for a little while - grieve for what’s lost and what you miss, but don’t let it take over. I hope you can find some peace at Christmas and enjoy the things you can do.

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Fi xxx

Thank you, everyone.

I know my problems aren’t as bad as what many others have. It just gets really frustrating, you know?

I was lucky enough to feel ok enough to go to the mall and see my friend’s band play Christmas songs and went to eat at a local restaurant. AND I was lucky enough to not feel sick until I got home. Heh.

But really; thank you all. It means alot to me, all the good thoughts. :hug: :muah:

Oh my goodness, I’m so sorry you are having to live with this! I hope you are able to find a name and a cure for your condition soon! Meanwhile, we’re always here when you need a virtual HUG!