I understand your frustration. My Mo.ther was in denial for quite some time after I was diagnosed. She would come up with all kinds of crack-pot ideas for me to try..because so-and-so's brother's sister-in-law's cousin had done this, this, or that, and it cured him. Or maybe you are lactose intolerant. (Gah! I *love* my milk!) Maybe you don't even have Crohn's, maybe it's *this* ? condition. Maybe if you eat *this* way or try *this* specific diet regimen. How about
drinking Noni or Aloe or whatever the drink-du-jour was.
...and on and on it went. Ad nauseum! 0_o
(M.om does medical billing for Kaiser and she was running *every* conceivable ailment by me...)
I had a very difficult time telling her CD is *not* brought on by food problems. It doesn't matter WHAT I eat, I WILL have problems if my intestines are inflamed. Period. ...and I could not have celiac or lactose problems because my GI Specialist (after I told her of my Mo.ther's concerns) advised my symptoms and problems would be much, *much* worse than what I was currently experiencing.
Pa.rents, you gotta love them, but I find the way they express their love/concern is sometimes aggravating. They are just trying to help.
*edit* For some reason, some of the words in my post (mother, mom and parents) were showing up green with underlines and if I scrolled over them, an annoying little pop-up window advertisement came up with a little kid and a cartoon bear in a mirror...for a toothpaste... I hope I've made the changes to stop that.
Anyone know why that happened? heidi
CARP! They're *still* there! ...off to make more changes...
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.