Oh yeah, Illy, unfortunately there can be a total lack of pain, and of ANY symptoms, and still be active inflammation going on in the intestines. Darn it! I'm a PRIME EXAMPLE of that and have been for the last 10 years. *sigh*
Oh my goshes! My parents divorced when I was a kid! Ha! I just HAVE to HAVE some kind of personality disorder because of that! Dysthymia, maybe?
Oh, yeah! My oldest daughter was killed by a drunk driver. Naturally, I HAD to have experienced a period of depression then.
And then both of my parents died, one by one, and two step parents, one by one. So goshes, I've just GOTTA have some form of personality or emotional disorder. Hmmm. Dysthymia seems like a good one if we can't pin something else. Snort!
Medicine is NOT an exact science, but at least it has some imaging procedures, blood tests, etc. to verify and substantiate a problem. The mental health field has NOTHING but THEORIES.
PottyPooper, I'm afraid I would have had a "knee jerk reaction" to that dentist's ignorant and insulting comment - and hopefully he would have been standing in the right spot to react to that knee jerk reaction!!!!
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.
Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 6/30/2008 2:00:14 PM (GMT-6)