Happily married to an amazing man with UC. We have four beautiful daughters together & I no longer know how to cook for my family =)
Overwhelmed Worried Wife
My husband had UC prior to our getting together, we thought he was healed.
I had no idea it could go into remission, it has been over 10 years! Well now it’s back & my handsome man is struggling so much & it’s breaking my heart. I can’t “fix’ this & I feel so very helpless. I’m a stay at home mom & I handle ALL the cooking for my family so now I feel completely overwhelmed. No beating around the bush we’re not all super healthy here, however it’s not like we have fast food everyday. We do eat as healthy as possible for a family of 6 on a limited budget. Now I need to make certain my husband is eating well & we all will benefit but I feel so clueless.
I feel a majority of this falls on my shoulders because I’m the chef, always have been & I’m okay with that. I really do enjoy cooking but I can’t possibly contribute to his condition because it’s just too hard to cook right for him. Although on the flip side I feel like my world is turned upside down too, I can’t tell him any of this because he has enough on his plate as it is.
I do very much welcome any advice regarding how I can best support my husband. And PLEASE budget friendly recipe ideas for a large family, including snacks. I would like to rid my home of all food temptations for my hubby & he LOVES to munch. I have searched & scoured the internet but my head feels like it’s going to pop with all the allowed/not allowed. Mind you my children are small so not looking for fancy & fortunately no food allergies for my wee ones. Thanks so much for letting me vent & cry.
written by Tina
submitted in the family members story page