This is a silly reason, Dan, but it's real.
When I used to have diarrhea all the time, I used to call it "The Diarrhea." Like, I'd say to my friends, "I wanted to go out last night, but The Diarrhea foiled my plans, that ******." And since I called him a ******, he was obviously a boy.
I wanted Zoe to be the exact opposite of The Diarrhea, and be my friend instead of my enemy, so I figured to be the opposite, she had to be a girl :)
Silly, but true.
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10! :)
Blockage/Ileo revision 6/8/10 :/
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
Currently taking: Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Biotin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Flomax (for urinary retention).