Those are the exact same feelings i am also living with too - the complete awfulness of the situation and dispondency and that no one really understands.. it must be hard for you as if i remember, you are around 23???
i am so sorry your friends said those comments - that is not nice is it - young people just dont seem to understand illness unless they have been affected by it - ask them to remember a time when they had tummy ache and times it by 100% ongoing for three years plus not pooping....
you will get back to being you again - hang on in there....dont worry too much about people not knowing the real you - all that matters is that you will get better.....you will get back to being you again xxkaren
I do human resources for a manufacturing company... which makes my job 100% about people. Amazingly, I do well maintaining all my personal frustrations and outward persona on days when I feel especially bad when I'm working with operation personnel who I hire/train/look to me with questions.. But with my co-workers who don't report to me with anything, I have my moments where I slip and let my irritibility and physical frustrations show in my emotional state.
Thank you for responding to my vent, by the way. It is such a relief to talk to people who can relate to this madness, which is exactly how I see it..
Hopefully we can stay tough and not give in to those temptations!
I wish you the BEST of luck!! You'll probably get a lot more questions/worries answered through the pre-op. Please share once you get back!!!
I wish I had known such a thing was on TV, I would have loved to have seen it.. Though, it probably would have freaked me out a tad!