I've tried solid food (this is referred to as Stage 3) for the last several days with my increased medication, which was supposed to allow me to resume a reasonable diet. It somewhat worked for about a day and a half, then stopped working completely. I'm pretty much back to the drawing board as of this evening, in total misery trying to stay out of the ER.
I guess my goal at this point is to try to achieve a combination diet of Stage 1 and Stage 2. This involves liquids and very soft solids with no fiber whatsoever. All meat and vegetables are out until further notice, even low-fiber items like iceberg lettuce, which had me doubled over the other day.
I miss cooking (and eating, naturally), and after all of these years, I still miss Planet Fitness (I cried when I had to give up my membership in 2007 due to HKPP). I want to be able to eat healthy and exercise, but my body refuses to allow it and makes my life a living hell for trying. I'm disheartened and feeling defeated right now.
It's hard to feel hopeful, but I cannot and will not give up.