So I was at work today, and a client came in to ask some stuff about
his cat and pain meds. Possibly steroids.
To make a long story short, I said, "Steroids aren't that good for pain, plus they come with a ton of side effects."
"Oh I know that." he said "I've got crohns disease." oh really, I USED (
) to have u/c
"Ulcerative colitis, what do you mean used to..."
so I told him I poop into a bag (really i said ileostomy and blah blah blah).
He shook his head in an 'you poor thing' way. Like he kind of felt sorry for me. Then he assured me he'd never have known that and couldn't see it at all (I wear scrubs.....you can't see anything when you've got scrubs on
I know he was trying to be nice and supportive, but I couldn't help feeling the exact same way for him. I felt sorry for HIM. I felt bad that he didn't feel as good as I feel. And I dont have to take those meds anymore. And I have sooo much more energy again!
I eventually told him that. He confided in me that he'd probably have to have a colectomy too. But wasn't ready b/c of this and that.
Of course, I said. But you'll feel soooo much better when you do!
Then you can see why you shouldn't feel sorry for ME.
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
coumadin, prenatal vit.
"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."