One of the biggest things I had to go through when I got Crohn's was the drastic weight loss. When I say drastic, it came hard and fast. It was scary at the time and there was nothing I could do about it. Some of it was the disease itself I think, but also I just stopped eating. It hurt way too much after I ate. I had dropped so much weight, at one point a stranger on the street asked if I had AIDS. Keep in mind, this was the late 80's and AIDS was a big "thing" then. That comment hit hard for me and I didn't want to go outside anymore. I didn't want anyone to see me.
So to give you an idea about how I WAS...before I was diagnosed I was a competitive figure skater and I played soccer as well. I was fit and strong, thick thighs and such a tight ass (just sayin) I weighed 165 pounds (11.7 stone or 74.8 kilos) at 5' 10", I looked great and "healthy".
By the time I had my first surgery I weighed a mere 115 pounds (8 stone or 52 kg). I was skinny enough that the surgeons were a little concerned about doing the surgery, but it was an emergency at the time. I had a grapefruit sized matting of the intestines. That was 1989....
It has taken me to 2016 to get my weight back up, I am now 160lbs, almost to my original weight. Gone are all the muscle I had, Crohn's had them for a snack after it ate all my fat, but thanks to Remicade, it has slowly gone up and has stayed there for a few months now.
I hope to keep it as I have started working out. With the help of my trainer I'll get there.
I want my muscle back, not to mention my ass!!