I was sent here by Rick of another community. In the last year I arrived DOA at the hospital in total renal failure and it's been downhill from there.
I have been a size 4-6 my entire life,I have absolutely no idea how to diet. I was diagnosed as a really, really bad rapid cycling bipolar. When I started to take the medication I got fatter and fatter. I have been housebound for almost a year because I keep falling.
I eat frozen dinners like lean cuisine and Healthy Choice but at night I have sweet attacks. I'm so ashamed of how I look, when I see people from before the look on their faces is just a knife in my heart.
You sound like fun LOL, what on earth is the gerson diet ? I'll do anything to be on my way. I have never been fat in my life and I hate it.
I had someone say to me, you are such a beautiful girl, how could you let yourself go to this degree, you're a beast. As I raised my fist to punch him in the nose, my husband pulled me back. I did however slash all his tires the next day, it pays to work in the medical field. Scalpels, hypodermics etc. I am so tired. Go read my other posts so you have an idea who I am. I'm sure looking forward to getting to know you.
Believe it or not I had a very successful catering business with a friend of mine. However, I do not recall any customers who wanted low cal food LOL
Right now I eat cream of wheat every morning, coffee with 2 truvia packets and milk.
No lunch, no snacks
Dinner: Lean cuisine sesame chicken which I do like
I am a total insomniac, I go 3 or 4 days with no sleep. I have taken every medication available, even knock out drops with no success. Around 3 AM I start looking for sweets or chips. It's better since I have the laptop, however I'm hoping to stop doing it.
So sorry for the delay, I've been in the hospital. You know my Mom says I was the only child who would cut their icing off the cake and only eat the cake. Now, I eat the HUGE Hershey bar with almonds, all in one sitting. I was a size 4-6 my entire adult life, so I had no idea how to diet. I am a very, very severe rapid cycling bipolar so the whole world knows you turn into a beached whale on the meds and I most definitely have. I have no idea how much I weigh, I got into a fight with the nurse because I refused to get on the scale and she said since I was having general anesthesia they have to know how much you weigh, so she turned me around so I could not see it. I am on a diary that is fantastic called My Food Diary.
I hope to get to know you ladies since I'm in such bad shape and have absolutely no support here.
I'm an extremely, extremely rapid cycling bipolar and I take numerous medications. It is a well known fact, that these drugs cause weight gain. I was a size 4-6 my entire life until my diagnosis. Since I never had to diet I had no idea how !!! Last September I arrived DOA at the hospital in total renal failure from lithium toxicity. A normal level is around 1.0, my level was 9.0. My husband was told they did not think I was going to make it. To this day no one knows what happened, 2 weeks earlier my level was 1.0
It has been a nightmare ever since, I had a prearranged surgery at MD Anderson hospital as I had a very severe problem with a gland in my neck. It was so infected it was huge, I stayed overnight and woke up with a 102 fever and an infection. I only have 30% kidney function so I spent 6 days at MD Anderson. The BEST hospital in the world, I was in the medical profession so I know a lot about hospitals. Anyway, I went home and was hospitalized two more times for infections. I had a complete, total nervous breakdown. I was shaking so badly it was visible across the room, I could not speak, I would just keep saying SSSSS and could not form words. I was ordered housebound except for medical reasons.
My best friend in the world was my roommate in prep school and she had lost 65 pounds on this great diet. I had made a pact with my two docs, Internist, Psychiatrist I would tell them EVERYTHING, including if I saw any doctors. So, this huge box arrives from my friend with syringes etc. I had never heard of the diet so I brought the box to my Internist and he almost had a nervous breakdown. The Hcg diet contains urine from pregnant women. However you have no idea what her medical history is ? I found the whole premise YUCKY to say the least. Anyway, that's my two cents, glad to be here, I am hysterical about my weight, beached whale. I do belong to a site called My Food Diary, it is very good.