I completely understand the loneliness thing, at uni I fell a year behind and because I was poorly i didn't go out and meet mor epeople so now everyone I got to know when I was healthy and a year ahead have moved on and I know very few people now. My relationship of nearly 3 years ended a couple of months ago and its been really hard. I'm fortunate my disease is remissive but mornings are an issue so that means no sleepovers Crohn's isn't really the sexiest disease!
Like you I keep assuring myself that its good for my independence and just realised that none of what I've said is particularly helpful, just wanted you to know I completely understand, you will eventually find someone new who will understand, in the meantime focus on keeping busy and through that you'll end up meeting new people and who knows where that could eventually lead?
I will find a way or make one. –Phillip Sidney 1554-1586
All that I am and all that I shall ever be, I owe to my Angel Mother.
The Bucket List- Have you found joy in your life? Has your life brought joy to others?
Make sure your suffering has meaning…
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MissCris I feel your pain. This DD has it's side effects that reach far and wide and overflow into out social lives, relationships, etc. I know that I am self conscious most of the time what with my weight fluctuating when having flares. I would love to have a girlfriend but feel it's enough to just attend to myself sometimes. Try not to feel lonely.....the irony is in having this problem, you are not alone. Ok the attempt at humor failed. I hope you feel better.
*******Marlowe I am interested in hearing about the support group in the Chicago area. It looks like there is no PM feature in this forum so I have to respond here***** If you could let me know how to attend these support groups or how to get in touch with you that would be great.
I just wanted to thank you for getting in touch with Erica. She emailed me and informed me of the next group meeting. I told her I would be attending and I look forward to getting together with other Crohnies.
Thanks for your help.