An Update!

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I feel bad, but I never blogged that I came home from the hospital. But here I am! At home, living my life.

Now, Crohn’s is a seriously weird disease. It doesn’t affect me constantly, and once you can get the pain of a flareup under control, life can be pretty normal. I honestly spent most of my hospital stay pain-free, watching television and sobbing over not being able to eat normal food. (You try eating nothing for a day, then only being able to have broth for another day)

Right now I’ve been cleared to eat normally, but advised to think carefully about what I eat because my small intestine is recovering from being as aggravated as it was. I’m taking steroids to treat it- no lucrative career in sports for me, I guess.

But things are normal. I’m not running yet, but that has more to do with trying to recover from being stuck in a hospital bed for four days with minimal food. My metabolism is insanely active, and ate through a fair bit of muscle in those four days- so I have my work cut out for me.

I’d like to say that it’s purely a fitness thing, and not a vanity deal. But I’m a little bloated right now, and I look wider than I want to be. I admit, I miss 25 year old Whitney’s figure. If I could get a little closer to that, I’d be thrilled.

Anyways, if you guys want, I’ll write more about life with Crohn’s. I’m working on a video about my go to ramen recipe, but if there’s anything else you think I should vlog, let me know!

Thanks again for all the concern.

  • Tigger

    I think it would be interesting to learn about Crohn’s from someone who lives with it. Medical articles can only tell us so much. I often find that “anecdotal” evidence tells me more.

  • Then I’ll keep that in mind!

  • Carolyn Fodel

    Continue to get better Whitney! I’d be curious to hear more about Crohn’s as well!

  • I don’t think you were required to blog that you got home! I’m sure you needed some re-entry time and your kiddos were missing you. 🙂