I agree with Meshice...you are one heckuva friend to care so much about
her that you seek advice on how to support her emotional well being. How fantastic. Well, you've already won half of the battle, you are obviously a very compassionate, supportive person and I'm sure that shines thru to your friends and family. Be empathetic to your friend, without sounding patronizing, let her know that you won't be intrusive but you will be there for her to talk too, that's really most important for her right now. Let her know that you accept and love her no matter what...let her vent about
her frustrations, sit and listen, really listen.
Good luck to you and your friend!
Marci, 38 years young, 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,
calcium supplement, daily multi-vitamin,
Lasix as needed for ankle/feet swelling
Self-proclaimed "recluse" do to CD ;)