December 12, 2018

I think I’m losing hope.

My G-tube doctor is going to start me on new medication. It’s going to stimulate my appetite.

Since August, I haven’t gained any weight. If I don’t gain weight, then my G-tube is never going to be out.

I’m so sad.

Everyone can eat! That’s what being normal is. Eating is normal. I’m not normal.

The main reason why I want my G-tube out is because I want to be normal. No one else has a G-tube, so why should I?

Yet.. yet I can’t survive without it. That makes me sad.

I thought I was doing so good. I’m eating and exercising. My health is my number one priority, yet I’m not taking care of it?

I eat before school, at school, right after school, and then a meal for dinner. I even have a cookbook!

And it’s not working!!!

Everyone has opposite problems. Everyone just eats and eats, even if they’re full. I wish I could be like that.

Just because my problem is the opposite from everyone else’s doesn’t mean it’s not any less significant.

I’m also nervous about starting the medication.

When I started the Amiodarone, it interacted with my blood thinners and sent me to the hospital. If somehow the pills interact with my other medications and I need to be sent to the hospital, then that’ll suck a lot.

Of course I can just not take the medication. But I don’t know if I trust myself. I thought I was doing great, but noooooo.

It was predicted that by February I would get my G-tube out, but now it’s not a when but if question. If I don’t gain weight by February then I’ll have to get back onto the feeding.

So what am I going to do about it?

In the Ronald McDonald House, I always pushed my endurance everyday. I have a problem that I can overcome with some work.

For one, I have a scale. I can check my weight. Maybe not daily (I don’t know if I’m dedicated enough for that), but at least more than once a week. Secondly, I can snacks throughout the day. When I’m doing my homework, when I’m sitting in class, or when I’m being lazy.

The future of my body depends on these 4 months between today and March. I need to gain weight.

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