I couldn't agree more Terry...vent away! I am so sick of this ludicrous, ugly, never-ending disease that all of us here have. I never, ever imagined CD would effect my emotional, physical, and mental well being the way that it has...it has changed every aspect of my life....work, family and social relationships, everything has been negatively affected because of this illness. If I didn't have to be strong I would just break down and cry most days, it just feels like it will never end, there will never be a period where I feel good again.
I did try to make the most of Christmas with my kids but I was having one of the worst flares that I can remember, it took double doses of hydrocodone and steroids to get me thru the day but it was sooooo difficult. Thank goodness my boys are 21 and 18, and they each had other obligations in the afternoon so I had yesterday afternoon to myself to rest (and cry). I managed to get thru the gift exchanging and whip up a quick lunch but all of this was done hunched over because my abdominal pain was so bad I couldn't stand up straight. But I was determined not to stay in bed all day, I just couldn't do that...for their sake and mine. So it wasn't the most exciting Christmas on record but we all got thru it.
I am so sorry to hear that you X-mas was spent in bed, you poor thing...to miss out on the entire family holiday you must have been sicker than a dog. I hope you are feeling better today.
Anyway, sorry about my ranting...haha. We are all in this together, right? Thanks everyone for being such a fantastic support system!
Marci, 38 years old, Rockledge, FL
Dx with Crohn's disease March 2006, currently on bi-weekly Humira, daily 6mg Entocort, daily 2-3x 5mg hydrocodone (for pain), and daily 75mg Effexor, plus 3x per day heavy iron supplements for anemia