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Rheum Update Plus Celiac Update and More

Celiac Update

I started meting with the dietitian on my campus and she is really great (I actually babysit for her kids now). She had me keep a food journal, and we saw I was not eating enough. I added in snacks, I try my best to get two in a day but some days just go better than on that front. I can't seem to break 125 lb, which is okay if I maintain it but not id I lose anymore weight.

I also met with Disability Services on my campus and was able to get my meal plan down graded so I am mostly cooking for myself. I was also able to get disability housing for next year so I am getting an apartment with  full kitchen.

Last week I saw my GI. She prescribed Periactin to help my nausea (which is why I have so much trouble getting enough food). I am only taking one pill a day right now but we may up it this week. The reason I started with such a low dose is because it causes severe drowsiness. I was actually falling asleep in class the day after my first dose as I was drinking coffee. …

I Year Post Op- Right Hip Scope

It is hard to believe that I had a major hip surgery a year ago. Recently I have been reading some of the post I wrote leading up to the surgery and right after. It amazes me how far I have come. The past year has been such a roller coaster for me, there was a point where I felt like I was just doomed to be on crutches forever. This week I ran a mile. That's right I actually RAN! I really never thought I would be at this point.

The first week after surgery was probably the hardest week of my life. Quite frankly I don't even remember what my hip felt like that first week, but my head as pounding. The spinal headache I had made me think I was going to die. There was one point when I just cried for a half hour because I couldn't even lift my head without getting dizzy and nauseous but I couldn't fall asleep because I was on caffeine pills. Thankfully it subsided without needed another spinal procedure (I might have flipped as I am now very afraid of needles anywhere near …