And here's an example as to WHY it's hard to discuss Crohn's stuff with others in our "normal" peer groups:
I went on a road trip to the mountains with a group of girlfriends I work with. I brought along with me an arsenal of stuff including my own special Charmin toilet paper, Pepto/anti-D stuff and Cottonelle wet wipes. One of the girls with me who know ALL about my Crohn's actually asked me, "What in the WORLD do you need those wet wipes for?! Who uses those except mothers changing babies diapers?!" I stared her down and said, "You're not seriously asking me that, are you?!!"
Uh, yeah.....I'd rather discuss my bowel issues with YOU guys over her any day!!! :)
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 33.
Current Rx's: Colazal (generic), Nexium (generic), Ferrous Sulfate, One-A-Day multivitamin, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Calcium-Magnesium-Zinc, Cranberry pills
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, swelling ankles, extreme fatigue
Previous/occasional Rx's: 20mg Prednisone taper, Flagyl, Levaquin
No surgeries to date