Thank you all. I am having a hard time admitting that I have Crohn's. I just laugh b/c I'm more regular than most men. I try to make light of it when really I am in pain. I have good days and I have bad days. Some days I feel like a champ and other days I want to be run over with a truck. Even though I have had Crohn's for a year, no one described what feelings were what. I have a hiatel hernia (sp?) and I get horrible pains in weird places. My doctor never explained to me how a hernia affects your body so I would be in the fetal position wondering what was going on. I don't eat fried foods anymore (really bummed about that) and I don't drink milk or eat ice cream (another major bummer). I guess I am too stubborn to give up eating what I like. I eat pizza but I pay for it. I eat ranch dressing, and same thing. Sorry - I haven't talked to anyone about Crohn's who actually knows what it feels like. My feiends are understanding but they don't know how it really affects a person. My self-confidence has gone way down b/c it's embarrassing. But again, thank you all!
mowlowdee...I can completely relate to you! My husband is a Dr. (ending his internship year and starting residency in july) and as I posted in another thread this morning, he knows what I am going through and he sees my pain and can sympathise....however, no one really knows your pain unless they have been there.
I, like you, have a hard time dealing with the whole CD issue. On my really good days, I almost forget I am sick. I felt really good this past weekend and went out to eat with family. I had one caramel appletini (oooh sooo goood!) with my dinner. I have been paying for it ever since. Just trying to drink lots of water and stay away from trigger foods. It's really hard! Good luck to you!