I'm with YOU, yellowfin!
...this disease is crappy, and if you don't laugh about it, you'll cry. I prefer to laugh.
Last summer Husband and I were getting hay for the horse. We stopped half way through to get some soda and chips. Now, I knew better than to eat/drink while away from the house (bathroom) but darnit, I was thirsty! Well, of course my guts 'woke up' and I had to go and the hay barn has no bathroom. I couldn't run out behind their barn because then they'd KNOW what I did by leaving the 'evidence', so I got back into the open-top Jeep and told Husband what was about to happen and he'd have to load and tie the hay himself.
On the drive home, we were joking that NOW would be the best time to have a vehicle accident, because I could get away with saying "It scared the poop right outta me!"
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry.
I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC. No remission. 5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon. Dx changed to Crohn's. Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returning after resuming 6MP.