Feeling the pressure...just typing out my stress!

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 1/29/2008 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   
So i find if talk about things i feel better, well i talk my family and friends ears off because i am going through so much and no matter what i know its hard for them to understand still i was thinking of going to the support group here in the city but i dont have the time. So here i am typing away to you lovely people who i barely know but i know enough that many of you know how i feel. So as i have posted before i was diagnosed June 07. Up until that point i was a 22/f doing whatever i wanted whenever i wanted which included completing a certificate at college, working 2 jobs sometimes up to 7 days a week and even finding time to volunteer and make some trips to the mountains to rock/ice climb.
Overall i have alot on my plate just trying to "grow up" and get settled in my career and now i have this constant bother of my health which of course should have always been on my mind before but i was never forced to think about it unless i wanted too and now...well it sucks...the toilet is the reminder when my health sucks lol.
So i still work  my 2 jobs and office during the week and waitress on the weekends, i have taken up 2 night time classes which take  mon and wed night and sat mornings with homework and exams in between. Pleas note these classes are being paid for by my compay. Well.....ina ll my excitement of getting a degree bettering myself and eventually moving up that corporate latter....i forgot about my health, over the last week i have felt like crap missed a couple classes and i am tired all the time. i dont think the stress is helping i am feeling overwhelmed and just frustrated that i can't do what i know i could have done before this stupid disease. bottom line i dont have time to be sick...
i guess my main problem is...i can accept the fact i have something wrong with me, but i am having a hard time accepting that i can't do what i use too.. Just wondering if anyone else had this problem..and if they did anything to help them cope.

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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 53
   Posted 1/29/2008 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I hear you. 24yr old female who was a workaholic up until i received a back injury at work last july which rendered me on sick leave since. The stress of of that made crohn's symptoms increases so i spent most of oct through november with bloody stools, winding up having a colonoscopy/gastroscopy in december and a final diagnoses this past month. Still off work, needing to find a new job in the field, having symptoms from crohn's ontop of a nasty stomach flu. Things to help me cope, family, friends who have been so understanding even when i've been distant. I started to see a dietician, which has given me a sense of control, and just taking one day/week/month at a time. Trying to fill my life with things i enjoy and re-affirming to myself that i won't let crohn's take the joy out of my life.
Kal - 24yr female
Jan 2008 diagnosed with hiatal hernia, and Crohn's
Meds: B12 Injection, Iron supplement, pantaloc (for hernia)

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   Posted 1/29/2008 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello Happy, It is hard to accept that we may have to make some major changes in our lives when we find out we have a health problem.  I have the feeling that you are stressing yourself a bit more than you should be at this poiint.  This is all still new to you and slowing down a bit, and deciding where you can cut some stress out of your life will make living with this disease more managable.
Right now your are adjusting to the  unknown, the ambiguous, the uncertainty of living your life with Crohn's. Please keep posting here and let us help you  learn to adjust and cope with the challenges in your life.
Gentle Hugs to you.

Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic  ~ Crohn's
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