Thursday, January 17, 2008

Weight Gain Blues

I just got on the scale. It read 109 lbs. I'm only a few pounds heavier than my preteen daughter. If this doesn't change soon, then I could be dead before the summer time.

19 comments:

Kai said...

Okay Bint you're getting to me and I'm a grizzled dude not easy to get to. What about THC? Or the prescription version, Marinol, I believe it's called? I'm sorry if I'm just being an ignoramus by bringing it up; I assume you've considered and thought through all your options, and also that it might not be appropriate to discuss this in a public forum. I only say this because I do come from a family of doctors and have heard positive stories about it. In any case, my best highest strongest vibes are flowing your way in my mind, from my Buddhist shrine and on my meditation cushion; so that you may regain your weight and strength and someday soon we'll be laughing together over the kind of Louisiana feast I've always dreamed about. I'm doing a long cross-country road trip sometime this year and nothing would honor me more than to have a chance to meet you.

Kevin Andre Elliott said...

Bint, you can add my vibes too. My arms go out to you, hugging you like nobody's business.

Devious Diva said...

Much love girlfriend. I seriously want to meet you too. Kisses

queen emily said...

Fuck. Sending weight-gaining prayers and love too, Petal

xx

queen emily said...

WOOPS...

Tulip!

*blushes*

bint alshamsa said...

Kai,

I don't know. It might surprise you but I haven't really thought a whole lot about the cannabis idea when it comes to my own situation. Man, I mostly don't know how I'd explain it to my daughter. I don't want her to get the wrong impression. All of her life I've been telling her that, you know, even though I do take a lot of drugs, it's because they are prescribed to me and that there's a big difference between that and taking drugs that haven't been prescribed. Maybe it would seem hypocritical of me to turn around from that now just because it might help me.

This is so fucking awful. I keep having visions of Tammy-Faye Messner in her last few months.

annaham said...

I'm not the praying type, but I'm keeping you in my thoughts, BA.

Salspua said...

Van Gogh Girl is very bright, and I am sure that she can understand the medicinal value of cannabis if you explain. Kids are brilliant, and when you're honest and age appropriate, they get it. I don't think it's hypocritical of you at all. You wouldn't be doing it for jollies. It's legal in Canada, or at least BC.

Gold light and extra grace to you ~~~
sal

Rent Party said...

I'm sending weight gain vibes.

R. Mildred said...

However, if you do do pot, take in a tea or some form that doesn't involve smoking it as smoking tends to increase your metabolism, which isn't going to help you.

Loving you, don't die motherfucker, or I'll kill you.

Ktrion said...

Us too, we're sending prayer and vibes. We've also got some all natural protein powder and maca, if you're open to that.

Renegade Evolution said...

Bint: Hugs hugs! Also, perhaps you can get ThC in a pill form, percribed? I know doctors can do this for people suffering from severe weightloss...maybe you could ask your doctor?

Kay Olson said...

Good vibes from me too, Bint.

Another alternative to pot that you probably also aren't wanting to think about is a feeding tube. I understand that, but email me if you want any info at all about the experience, pros, cons, etc.

*smooch*

Joan Kelly said...

Sending good thoughts to you. And also, hm, on the THC front and having a kid who you simultaneously advise not to get blasted on dope... I don't really get why things like pot - even separate from the fact that it could save your life! - can't be talked about same as driving, for instance. Or sex, or alcohol. Is it hypocritical of me to drive the hell out of my car while not letting my one year old niece grab the wheel? Some things are different for developing brains versus fully grown adults.

Now, ABUSING substances whilst forbidding youngsters to touch them, that to me is fairly ridiculous. But we're talking about something potentially saving your life, not you holing up in a basement with constant bong hits and Pink Floyd on the stereo 24/7 or whatever other stereotype of nonstop stoner-ness there is...

Heroin is not something I want young people to get into. That doesn't stop me from taking opiate-based painkillers when it has been medically necessary and prescribed for pain.

Boy is it hard for me to pass up any possible chance to try and talk people into taking drugs! :-P

On a serious note, Bint - I joke about it but I am not a woo-hoo-let's-all-do-drugs cheerleader. I'm sober myself. I just am pretty fervent about what I consider to be the abuse of propaganda that makes people feel crappy about drugs that could help them, because of stigmas and stupid laws, etc.

Lisa Harney said...

Bint, oh no! :(

I'm sorry I'm late checking this - I've been sucking at keeping up with all of my favorite blogs. I'm looking forward to reading this one next year, and the year after, and the year after that.

You have all my best wishes and hugs. I wish I had real, solid, concrete, useful advice or information to give, but at best, I'd offer to trade my ability to gain weight with your ability to lose weight, or at least just pass along a good 20-30 pounds I don't need, but that seems impractical. :(

BLESSD1 said...

Your increased health and strength are in my prayers, honey.

Heather said...

I enjoy your blog and I feel like I have to make a suggestion for your weight gain and health. I almost hate to suggest this because maybe you already know about it and these things can also promise false hope. But, have you read The Maker's Diet? The author had crohn's disease and cured himself through eating a specific way. There's a lot of interesting information in there as well. Even if you don't do everything he recommends it might help in some areas.

ms.cripchick said...

hug hug hug

Daisy said...

My hugs, too, Bint.

I think there is much good in The Maker's Diet also, but the supplements are overpriced and I have major issues with some of his ingredients. In short, be careful.

One thing Jordan Rubin (Maker's Diet guy, above) believes is that goats milk is superior to all other forms of protein for people with digestive issues... you might want to try that, Bint, it seems to be true.

Also, if you can afford anti-oxidant juices (Pomegranate or Acai Berry are the best-tasting), try to drink some of those a few times a week, as well as some kefir. (maybe 2 oz every other day?) Not the best tasting drink, but very therapeutic!

(((hugs again)))