I've read in so many books that stress doesn't affect flares. I bother to disagree. I can count that every flare that I've had has come on after a period of high stress levels. My doctor realizes this, and he has often fussed at me for stressing so much.
I feel so blessed to have found my husband. He is very sympathetic about my disease and helps out every way that he can. I was at my healthiest point right when I met him, and I was given a few really great years. Then, I got pregnant, and I've been flaring on and off since. My daughter is 19 months old and is very active. I am usually worn out from my days spent running after her and trying to deal with her tantrums!
I went through several bad relationships prior to meeting my hubby, and I can tell you that I remained sick 24/7 through all of them. I know it was hard for you to decide to end the relationship, but believe me, in the long run, your health and the ability to care for your daughter is the most important thing. You deserve someone who will step up to the plate and take charge when you are too sick to care for yourself. The last thing you need is a partner who makes things worse.
As far as your family, they can't begin to understand what you go through. There's no way that I can really put into words what the pain feels like. I wouldn't worry about them.
Also, as far as the new "friend", just be careful. You just ended a relationship, and I would just not stress about this right now. Just try to relax and accept that whatever happens is fine with you. Just take it one day at a time. Rushing into anything is probably not a good idea right now. Take care of your health first. I'm not saying that you shouldn't pursue anything; I'm just saying to take your time. That's usually when the good stuff happens!
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...
Thank you ladies for all your support!!!
Well,we made it through the MRI, & today we go back down to Asheville for the EEG tomorrow morning.I have to pull an all nighter tonight because Jasmine has to be sleep deprived for 8 hours before the test.It sure would be easier for me to stay up if I didn't have to fight her to stay up & if we didn't have to be super quiet so my lil bro & his wife can get thier sleeep.And I sure hope that she cooperates,because I am getting to old to do this multiple times...hehe.
Nat, thanks for putting your 2 cents in.Time may be on my side for now,& lord knows that I have been forced to learn much patience these past 5 months...lol.I feel pretty certain that if there is enough chemistry,the geography issues will work itself out.In the meantime,I will keep cool & work on myself. BTW,were u rolling your eyes at me ....hehe