Sometimes this disease just gets the best of me. I know they say prednisone can cause mood swings but man sometimes I just get so depressed about
the realities of this thing. What I need are some people to chime in with positive stories of being in remission for a long time - come on, there has to be some out there!! I love this forum because you get answers from some people who have really been through it all and survived, but I need to know that there are some people out there that just have it easy.
My GI doctor told me once that there's this third/third/third rule: a third of the population gets worse, a third stays the same, and a third gets better... It seems sometimes like I'm destined to just get worse no matter what I do or don't do.
And to top it off, just as I'm dwelling on the fact that this isn't going to go away, I also have to deal with the bloated face and belly and don't recognize myself in the mirror and that compounds the depression. I'm still young and it's so hard to deal with feeling unattractive to boot!
Anyway, I just had to vent, thank you for being there to listen :)