I guess I didn't get the memo that I am supposed to be embarrassed to have Crohn's. Since I have been diagnosed I haven't been shy about
sharing info about
it to those in my family who wanted to listen. I don't always talk about
it. Generally, I've explained it once and that's it unless they ask. But they know I go to the bathroom a lot and I've had perinanal and anal problems, like fissures, fistulas, and abscesses. Anyways, I went to a family birthday party and I'm still feeling pretty crappy. Even though I would have loved to go in sweat pants and a tshirt because I like to wear loose clothing when I have abdominal pain, I know how judgmental my family can be so I reluctantly put on jeans and a blouse. Well, I get there and am told, "What have you done to your hair? You don't want to look ugly AND have Crohn's do you?!" I might be looking a little too far into this but to me it looks like having Crohn's is a big negative in a social context. I just think if you're really that put off by, my pain and sickness even if it is in an area that isn't talked about
much, then you're not a person I want to be friends with or in a relationship with. But maybe I'm looking at this the wrong way.
Post Edited (Lovely985) : 2/11/2012 9:52:53 PM (GMT-7)