Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Stress and Crohn's aka The Impact of Divorce on Crohn's
So I know this guy (cough, cough) that has Crohn's Disease and is going throughthe begininng stages of a divorce. Seems like every time he is stressed out his Crohn's Disease flares up. Nutrition is his main problem right now. He has loss 10 pounds mostly because he can't stomach food. Yesterday's nutrition consisted of a smoothie with protein powder, 4 Coors lights, and a half a peanut butter sandwich. Stress. Divorce stuff, financial obligations, AC broke and house is 92 degrees, dogs neglected and lashing out, work is crazy, he misses his daughter, etc. Oddly enough my...uh his health is actually pretty good. Started taking vitamins today to get some nutrients in my system. Workouts are suffering due to lack of fuel but still got in a fast 2 miles yesterday. Haven't had time for gym. Hopefully tonight. Anyhow, I am wondering if the inability to eat much is keeping the Crohn's at bay. Not taking ANY painkillers and am barely taking Pentasa. Missed an appointment for Stem Cell study at Dr. Shafrans....they are gonna be pissed...Anyways...he's gonna be allright in the long run. Everyone involved will be better off.