This has been me for the past few months. At work I walk up to dining hall for lunch with several friends. It has progressively got worse but by the time I get to the dining hall I feel as if I am going to collapse in the parking lot from feeling so weak. I know I’m out of shape – don’t get me wrong here. When I get home from work there is no energy left to go and work out; so yes I’m out of shape.
This week the feeling persisted throughout much of the day – all week so I called my GI doctor; perhaps my nutrition had something to do with it. He had me come down to do some blood work; he said it could be a variety of things.
I met with my nutritionist this past week as well. She wasn’t pleased with my daily calorie intake so she recommended switching over to liquid diet and substituting pureed food (baby food – I’m only touching the fruits) and only eating whole foods (pasta, potatoes and rice) when I feel like it. The whole idea is to obtain better GI absorption since I am having what appears to be a hard time (liquids digest and absorb better). If I continue to drink the Special K Protein drinks to receive any adequate nutritional value, I will need to drink six to eight per day. Currently I’m doing wonderful to drink three and then I usually eat a “GP” sized meal for dinner. So- I’ve got some diet planning and rearranging to do.
As for therapy, it’s HARD!! As human beings we are so complex. My pelvic muscles have come about forty percent. As for my colon muscles, it’s not going to happen. They are too damaged – that was my understanding. My therapist has tried all types of techniques but I just can’t get my muscles to work. We still have some things to work on but it is what it is.