Serious post alert.
For months, even years, I’ve been having problems with getting sick after I eat. Sometimes I can predict something might make me sick, but other times I’ll eat something healthy and still wind up running to the bathroom afterward. I tried changing my diet, giving up gluten, then all carbs. That helped but not enough. I talked to my doctor and he diagnosed Irritable Bowel Syndrome, have me a pamphlet, and that was it.
But I decided I needed more than that so I made an appointment with a gastroenterologist. She took my whole medical history, sent me off for a bunch of tests, and got busy with a bunch of changes – an acid controller prescription, giving up Advil, changing my eating habits, an appointment with a weight loss clinic, etc.
Then I got my results back. My thyroid is super low, which I need to see my primary care doctor about, my vitamin D is super low, and then the fun one – I have fatty liver.
I’ve been quite depressed all week about this. How did I let my weight get out of control enough that it’s actually damaging my organs? I was in the habit of seeing my weight as only what I could see – not that I was happy about that, but I’ve tried losing weight and it always just comes right back, with interest. Plus my mental illness and all th prescriptions, my physical disabilities, make exercise such a chore. But I’m literally going to die from this if I don’t do something and this is not how I want to go.
Prayers and good wishes are really needed right now. I have one more test to take next week before I can see the weight loss people. Then I should know what I’m looking at.
until then, I will try to be here more often. I love all of you but Real Life is kicking my butt right now and I have to take care of myself.