Hi Justin, welcome!
First of all. I admire you for taking the time in research and asking so many good questions, and your gf is very lucky to have someone so caring!
Like Nanners said, Dont take it personally she didn't tell you. It's very hard to deal with this disease as it is let along have to tell other people. I still have a very hard time dealing with at 25 having it for 7 years now.
The bf I had when i was in the hospital getting diagnosed at 18, didn't come visit me once in the hospital (left him right away) but met my now fiance when I was 19. Who the same went on his own did his research and knew more about it then I did. He is always at the hospital with me when I need to go.He remember's doctors names,meds I am on. Foods I can and can not eat. He doesn't bother me or ask me questions when I am in the bathroom to long except for ' are you ok, do you need anything' . This is the most helpfuly anyone who can be. He also puts up with my talk of diahhra (get use to that word) My fiance is also very use to seeing me throw up. He'll even empty my bucket and clean it, bring it back to bed for me.
So when she does tell you. I think these are ways you can support her.
Post Edited (ivy6) : 8/8/2009 11:31:40 PM (GMT-6)