Hey Randy! I'm so sorry to hear that you are going through such a difficult time right now. I can't imagine what I would do without the support of my family with this DD, I have UC not Crohn's but I get it. I'm sure that it is much harder for a man than a woman, no I don't mean that in a sexist way but men are looked at by our society as providers (yes I know some women would disagree, my opinion only). It is difficult enough to take care of yourself much less others. It is all consuming at times, I had the hardest time after being dx'd getting to remission and as you know even when you reach it, you're life is not the same as before, there is no "normal" with IBD's.
I have always looked at you as uplifting and supportive and it breaks my heart that you must feel this pain. If you don't mind me asking, do you have children? Were you dx'd before or after marriage? My hubby is an ex-Army Airborne Ranger that had little to no patience for illness before I was dx'd, it has not been easy and there are still moments, but he is learning the art of "hurry and wait"! :)
I am so sorry that you are moving out and doubly so that your best friend finds it necessary. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Have you thought about
some type of therapy, is she willing?
Try to keep your chin up, vent, vent, vent...
~Under pressure, eggs crack and coal makes diamonds. The same can be said for people.~
Dx in January 2004 -Pancolitis, IBS, Diverticulosis, GERD
Current meds - Asacol 3x3 daily - Wellbutrin 150mgs daily
Nexium - 40 mgs daily - Donnatal 3 daily- Lunesta
Lexapro 10mgs daily
Darvacet (Degenerative Disc Disease)
Remission - 5/05