Honey, you are so right about
us all being an extended family. Its amazing how we can bond friendships with people we have never met. These very same people can be our best support system needed. I think the big part of it is the understanding that many of us need so desparately, being able to connect with someone thats in the same shoes that we are in, CP can be a very cruel thing. If someone tells me they are in pain, I understand what they are saying. But, if I did not have CP I would not understand in the sense they are speaking. I only wish we had better educated drs to help us. Ones that do not think if we need pain meds for more than 10 days that we are drug seekers, or selling it, or the all time there is nothing wrong with you to make you hurt, its in your head., you know we need a break.
Back when I joined how ever many years ago I was a mess trying to handle crohns disease and learn about
it. No one I knew had a clue about
it-so I had no one to talk to you. Lets face it, people don't want to hear or talk about
bloody diarhea, gas, bloating, constipation, severe pin, fistulas and things of that nature.lol. It can and is a gross disease to say the least,lol. It took me awhile to admit to my own dr I had no bowel control, was pooping my brains out and spent the better my of my days in the shower or on the throne.lol. I felt like my life had gone right down the chitter,lol. I got the very best education of crohns from Healing Well.
Sorry got way off track here,lol. Well, I am glad you are back home and safe. You have contributed a great deal to this forum, so its good tht sometimes we are able to give back....Hugs, Susie