Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 7/12/2008 6:47:59 AM (GMT-6)
I tried counseling for awhile and it did help. When money was short I found a self-help group called Recovery, Inc. which is "free" and helps deal with anger, anxiety and depression. It helped alot! It's hard not to be angry at this illness, especially when trying to work, raise two little kids and have D half the day. Can your GI doc prescribe Questran, or Colestid for the D? Or OTC Imodium? There should be something to help you with that problem.
After 3 bowel resections, I need to take Questran twice a day or else I wouldn't be able to leave the house. It takes a conscious effort every day to not worry about the next surgery, or flare, but we have to try. Don't give up - keep trying!
DX with Crohns 20 yrs ago - 3 surgeries for inflammations and adhesions. Current meds: Humira, Imuran, Pentasa
Thanks for your kind words. I have an appt for Tuesday and I am going to try and go twice a month. Then I shouldn't stress too much about the money. I am excited, but a new dr is scary. It will be good though because I am gearing up to go back to work in three weeks and then I won't have my potty right by me. I am filing under ADA so I can get frequent bathroom breaks. I am a teacher, so it is sometimes hard to sneak away. I teach special education so I have an aide with me most of the day. I think counseling will be good for me and my family. I know I am a little on the cranky side. I will let everyone know how it goes. Betagirl- thanks for the advice on what to ask. I don't know why I think I have to be loyal to someone I don't know. I have learned, the hard way, that I need someone who is familiar with chronic illnesses.