Im a 25 year old single female. I'm 5'6 and currently weigh 96 lbs. it's awful. I am all skin and bones. I am normally 125lbs. I lost all that weight last year when I had UC then had last resort surgery. I got to 106 with the ostomy then lost more weight with takedown that I just had. I'm hungry a lot during the day but since I just had a partial obstruction, I'm eating very little and soft foods like mashed potatoes applesauce fish eggs. I'm limiting myself since I am still experiencing cramping.

I'm supposed to be at the top right now in my life and I'm not. I know I've been through a lot in the past year and a half having seven surgeries but ugh. I'm so skinny and I am very self conscious about my weight. It doesn't help that strangers comment on how skinny I am. I feel like I need to explain my situation and i do. I don't want people to assume I have an eating disorder or something which is what they probably think anyway. It's just annoying.
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cate. I can relate. I was dramatically underweight after takedown too. I understand how awful it is when strangers comment and how they usually think you have an eating disorder. Ignore them. Its none of their business.

Instead you need to focus on eating PROTEIN. So eggs and fish are good. But how about cheese, peanut butter. Also try to eat 5 or 6 meals a day. Even if they are little meals. And ask your doctor about prescription supplements. I was put on something called Peptamen prebio. Tasted kind of disgusting, but they really did help. That stuff like ensure and boost aren't really good because they are full of sugar. However, one nurse did tell me that something called glucerna- for diabetics wasn't too bad. BUT if you are that much underweight, your doctor needs to be advising you. Ask about that Peptamen stuff. Somehow I got a few cases for few initially.
Cate-I'm in the same boat as you. I'm 5'5 and barely 90 lbs..I just had takedown 12 days ago w an ileus about a day after surgery so I lost additional weight too. My appetite isn't that great yet plus I want to be careful with what I eat..I look forward to gaining weight and just hoping it comes soon.

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