I thought I would share in the guilt comments. I concur! I made the decision to tell my coworkers, but they don't really understand the disease. I don't think people do unless they have it. My husband tries to understand and at times I don't think he even gets it.
I also want to comment on the team sports. I have been a soccer player since I could walk . I am on two teams this year and there is a level of commitment to this as well.
Lately, I have disappointed my team and now I am at a cross roads on if I should explain or not. We play for fun so as this is not a competitive league but they expect me to be there as I would expect them. These are new “friends” and it is difficult to tell a TEAM of people. My stomach has always been known as a talker and they associated it with the fact that I could not eat before a game, which is true.
I wish people were more aware of this disease so all we had to say was. Look I have Crohn’s and that would explain everything. The reality is that it is tough, but we have to trust that people will understand.
Have you ever told someone you have Crohn’s and then they say they know someone who has it as well. It happens all the time to me. If we were more
it then maybe people would start to understand it more. Easier said then done I know.
P.S. hope you find out who the phantom pooer is .. good luck
CD since 1988,
Cocktail of medications ( Remicade included) and have explored many herbal remedies.
Currently experiencing another flair up after 4 years of remission.
"Life is like a box of chocolates you never know what your going to get inside"
Everyone knows that quote... how true how true.