travelling and piles

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   Posted 8/26/2006 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
hi guys hope all had a good summer!
beinga teacher i hqve had ages of fo decided to go away for 3 weeks traveling slovenia and croatia with boyfriend sounds great and it waws but so difficult when am ill all the time. suffer from serve c so when eva eat i blow up like a balloon (led me to be sick most the time to ease the pain, not attractive and have lost a stone!) and in too much pain to move. a problem when moving arouind, climbing mountians, sports etc! so feel really bad as tried hard to do everyrthing but me feeling poo became such an issue it kinda drained our relationship. he is v tolerant with it but 3weesk constsant is a long time as inormally spend bout 2 days a week in bed!!so now feel really un atractive, wanted etc so not sure what is going to happern. when im well we are great but not sure how much a person should be expected to take or deal with!
plus now back i have developed piles/hemorids!! lovely so i feel very un feminie and wrong!!rar sometimes it really pisses me off!!
my mum de veloped them and then it led to ulcerus colitus, is it heridirty?
thanks for rant

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Date Joined Jun 2005
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   Posted 8/28/2006 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
U.C. can be passed through the genes, although not everyone who has a family member gets it. Also, as it is an autoimmune disease, you're more likely to get SOME auto-immune disease--it may or may not be U.C. My mother has fibromyalgia but her sister has Crohn's. Both are autoimmune diseases. They had one or two uncles with Crohn's, but the rest of the family didn't have it. Their brother doesn't have anything like it. So like all genetic diseases, there's an increased risk that you'll get it or something related to it, but it's no guarantee.
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