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marty1976
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   Posted 1/10/2008 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone here find that they hide their illness for work reasons or personal reasons?myabe you are just fed up with people fussing over you and you fob them off by saying youa re fine when you are not. I have found myself hiding my illness a lot more from others because i'm getting fed up with people feeling sorry for me.If someone starts asking me how i'm doing now i just say fine or quickly change the subject.I guess evryone has different ways of dealing with this disease.
   I feel like this past 16 years i have had people worrying about my health and i feel like this disease has caused a lot of stress to my family and friends. I kind of feel guilty in a strange way for being so sick for so long andcausing so much worry to those around me.
       Anybody else feel like this?
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blessteve
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   Posted 1/10/2008 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I hide mine from everyone. Always have. None of my friends or coworkers know.
I even down play it with my parents so they do not worry. My folks think I have been off meds for years.
NOT. That is kinda just my personality I really do not think that would work for most people.
Most people like and need the emotional support of others and that might be the best thing for most.
When I lived with my folks I could see the fear in thier eyes most of the time.
Diagnosed panColitis 1990.
Current Meds Asacol x4
twice a day.
Pred for flares.
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princesscolon
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   Posted 1/10/2008 4:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I hide it from certain people.  When I was working, I only told one co-worker because I needed her to cover for me while I ran to the restroom a couple times in a row, and she was nice about it, but it is not something I run around telling people.  All my family and friends know.  I appreciate when they ask how I am except I usually want to respond well I have been having very bloody diarrhea or whatever because that is the truth but it depends on who is asking me.  I don't care if they feel sorry for me.  At least I have an excuse when I dont go to a family function or can't help out with something, because sometimes I am just too sick.  I was SOOO mad at my hubby when he went over his bosses house in Nov and they asked why I didnt come and he told them I was prepping for a colonoscopy then they said why and he told them I have UC.  He didn't even ask me, I really REALLY did not want the whole football party to know any of that!  I am more embarrassed than anything cause sometimes you tell people and they never heard of it and for me it is so embarrassing to try to explain and they get confused.  They always think it is stomach ulcers.

Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle, etc...
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jujub
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   Posted 1/10/2008 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   
My staff and cco-workers know. I don't talk about it all the time, and when asked how I'm doing, I usually answer "fine", unless I'm having enough problems to interfere with my mood or performance. Then I tell them why I'm not up to par.

I used to try to "spare" my husband, because I thought it couldn't be fun for him to hear about it so much. Then one day I passed out in the bathroom and he realized how sick I really was. He was very angry that I was "leaving him out", and how could he support me if I didn't even tell him what was going on? So now I make sure he knows what kind of day I'm having. Not in gory detail, but in general terms. He's a gem.

So I guess you could say I don't hide it, but I also don't dwell on it. I only bring it up when it's affecting how I perform and interact.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Intolerant to Asacol and rectal mesalamine preparations.
On Prednisone then Entocort 2001-2006 with only short periods off. 
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 


marty1976
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   Posted 1/10/2008 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I worry about my kids.Conor my youngest has been asking a lot of questions recently(he is 9).He asks me things like what are those tablets for and daddy are you sick today?I feel guilty for causing him and others worry.I have a really caring bunch of people around me, i just find it easier now to keep things more hidden


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dakotagirl
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   Posted 1/10/2008 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I tend to share on the same lines as Judy. I just started a new job in November and haven't told anyone there yet. If it would happen to come up in a conversation, yah, I would tell them. I don't find talking about it embarrasing anymore. (yeah! big healing/accepting step!) Like Carol has said - everyone has something. I will downplay things - even to the doctors, which isn't good - and they've caught me.

I'll tell my husband if I'm having an off day. It's much easier than him thinking he did something to put me in a bad mood and pouting about it - which then it turn puts me in a worse mood - and you get the picture.

I think you should tell your son. You could start off with something about having sick guts and taking the pills (special pills given to you by the doctor) to keep them healthy - like vitamins, which they are kind of like. Hey, and vitamins are good for kids, right? So you could take yours and give him a kids vitamin - Making sure to explain that it's very important that he only takes HIS vitamins and taking other people's could make him sick. He may feel hurt if he finds out that you were hiding it. He's also at an age where it could help him learn empathy.

I've been doing that with myself. I find myself thinking that so and so should do this or that - then I remember that no one can tell that I have this invisible disease. Maybe that shmuck who cut me off was racing to the bathroom!?!?! Maybe the person who takes the elevator one floor has been too sick to have the energy to take the stairs??? (Someone on the forum had mentioned that before - I liked it and have tried to adopt it! It sure keeps some of that stress away!)

Great discussion topic!
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Red_34
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   Posted 1/10/2008 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
For many years, I was extremely vague in what I had. Then one day, after participating in this forum actually; I was talking to my MIL and decided to tell her the truth of what was happening to me. She looked totally shocked and said that she didn't realize I was going thru so much. That then proceeded to prompt me into telling more of my family members. All my friends know what I have and they don't treat me any differently which is awesome. Now when I'm having a bad day, that is all I have to say and they get the picture. However, I do tend to not tell my husband the true extent of what I'm going thru because he worries too much about me. As for my children, they know what it wrong with me and I even had my daughter in the kitchen with me one day as I explained to her exactly what my meds were because she was curious. They don't seem to worry about me (I'm sure they still do though) but they do help me tremendously (with anything) if I ask especially if I say I'm not feeling well. They never argue with me about doing things when I'm like that - they're awesome kids! But yes, I do tend to keep it from others because I just don't want to get into the whole explanation thing - not so much the worry or pity which I absolutely HATE - the pity I mean.
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pb4
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   Posted 1/10/2008 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I've been dealing with IBD for almost 17 yrs now, I was in my early 20's when I got sick and typically the younger you are the more embarassing this disease is...I used to try and hide it from the general public, wouldn't tell hairdressers, dentists, ect, but that stopped after I realized that often times when I'd have to make a mad dash to the can and came out with redish eyes (from crying due to pain) and sniffling (from crying because of the pain I used to get with BM's, not to mention when I used to get alot of sweats with chills) it was alot easier to explain that I had crohns, rather then let people think I was a coke-head or something.

It's amazing how trying to hide something as obvious as IBD can be can end up leading to people thinking the worst of you...I'd rather get their understanding/sympathy than have them thinking I was a drug-addict.

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KSpace
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   Posted 1/10/2008 7:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, to share my story... I do hide it from everyone including my friends. My immediate family knows, but no one else. At work, I keep it to myself. I have to get up and use the bathroom frequently, and it's tough to hide that. I'm sure co workers are wondering where I go. I try to use different bathrooms, on different floors at times. Sometimes I have to use the excuse "I've had bad chinese food" (no offense) to explain if i have to go very often in front of the same people. I feel its my personal condition and don't feel others need to know. I guess I'm also a little hyper aware of privacy issues because I work in the health care field. Anyways, some days I wish I could tell people freely, but I don't want to use it as an excuse.
15 cm left sided colitis
currently on a trial of cortenemas, and that's all!
keeping my fingers crossed


pb4
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   Posted 1/10/2008 9:10 PM (GMT -7)   
By telling people, you're not using as an excuse...like I explained above, it really just makes it easier...not everyone is all about throwing a pity party when they find out you have an illness, infact you'd be amazed that by sharing it with others what you might find out about others (or even their friends/relatives) that might also be suffering with IBD, then you can share experiances with what helps and what doesn't back and forth with one another...sharing doesn't need to be a negative or embarassing thing...everyone poops, farts and burps, we as IBDers just do it more and many of us have obvious issues like the tireds, fibro, ect but by sharing then there is more understanding....and it helps put IBD into the public eye, less and less I run into someone that hasn't heard of IBD....used to be so many that never heard of it, that's changing and it likely comes from sharing.

But of course we're all different and everyone should do what they're comfortable with...I never dreamt I would be so open about it, but that's aging for you, priorities/the way you see things change.

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sodbuster19
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   Posted 1/10/2008 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I tell anyone who asks. After I tell them what I have, if they ask questions I do my best to explain what UC is. The way I look at it is that the more info that gets out and stops being such a taboo, the better. I am not now or have I ever been ashamed of UC. If I was deaf or blind or had some other illness, I wouldn't try and hide it so why try and hide this. I am proud of my UC in a way. I am able to show people that even though I have this, I can live life and enjoy life. I have a very hard job for someone with this condition(I drive a truck long haul). Sure sometimes UC kicks me in the face, but I won't let it beat me!!!! I have my children,good friends, great family members, so why hide it? It's part of me and my life. I never worry about what other people think. This is me, people can take me or not, the choice is all theirs.

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jujub
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   Posted 1/10/2008 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   
The people I work with know I have a condition called ulcerative colitis that causes ulcers in my large intestine and bleeding, and because of that sometimes I have to go to the bathroom a lot, or have pain, or am just feeling really lousy. I work in human services, and because I was open with my director about this, she has always been very good about letting me work at home when I need to, so I can save my sick time for when I really need it. My staff has also been very understanding about it, and know that sometimes I just can't get there in time for our early meetings. My friends and family also understand when I have to go to the bathroom or am running late or even have to cancel on them. If they didn't know about my condition, they'd just think I was rude or didn't care about them.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Intolerant to Asacol and rectal mesalamine preparations.
On Prednisone then Entocort 2001-2006 with only short periods off. 
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 


quincy
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   Posted 1/10/2008 9:41 PM (GMT -7)   
When I was first diagnosed, I had lost sooooo much weight, people couldn't help but ask why. I told them (my secret drama queen side).

I've never hidden it from anyone...because eventually it somehow came up.
I don't care who knows.

I'm not in a position that it interferes with my job and when I worked full-time, I was off maybe twice because of it.

quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
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marty1976
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   Posted 1/11/2008 2:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I would never deny having UC. eVERYONE IN MY FAMILY AND FREIENDS KNOW I HAVE IT. It's just whenyou are sick for soo long you get fed up telling people you are sick. Now i just get on with it.I must stress that i'm very pro-active in telling people about this condition, i just seem to handle it better myself when i keep my bad days hidden.
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Severin
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   Posted 1/11/2008 3:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm with sodbuster19. If people ask, I tell them. If they ask questions, I answer in basic terms.

If they don't know what is right away, I tell them its somewhat like chrons and it seems if they don't know what colitis is, they know of chrons... Most people in Australia seem to know what at least one of them is... the usual response is "I have a friend/relative/workmate with that...".

So yeah - I agree with sodbuster19. I don't stand on a box and scream it to the world, but if people ask questions, I give concise factual answers in the hope that it will help break the taboo. The increased awareness will hopefully help the next generation of UCers come to terms with their diagnosis a little better if they don't need to worry about their family/friends/work not understanding.
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kb5
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   Posted 1/11/2008 4:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I am incredibly open about my UC. I tell everyone. I don't offer it but if it comes up I have no problem explaining things. I think more people should be aware of conditions that may not present themselves in a physical way. The most common response has been "but you don't look sick!"

I do try to stick to basic terms "ulcers in the colon" ect. when explaining and any oh poor girl comments are combated with an it could be worse kind of answer. My mom and husband worry more than I do about me. They are the two people who really, really know how UC affects me. They have seen the writhing on the floor and messed pants.

Being so open has paid off. I am a sub ina middle school and one teacher i had been subbing for alot and I got to talking and it turns out she was in the middle of being diagnosed with chrons. They gave her pred and explained nothing to her. I made a new friend and was able to help someone (the first thing i did was giver her healingwell.com)

I feel that if I explain things and am willing to answer questions then fewer people will have misconceptions. My mom has even started handing out my number to people she meets who have digestive problems so that I can explain tests and share my story with them. She is a little proud of me for haveing UC. It's strange but she sees the courage we all have and is proud.
Kelly, 29

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, 15 mg pred. until immuran kicks in...
75mg Imuran starting 8/23/07---bumped to 100mg 10/8/07--bumped to 125 11/14/07...
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran twice daily for nausea


love4cats
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   Posted 1/11/2008 5:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't advertise it, but I am not embarrased to say I have it. My coworkers know I have it and some close friends, but that is it.
 
 
Dx:  UC Proctitis 2006
 
Meds:  None so far. Garlic works to ease flares. My GI laughed when I told him and said it was just coincidence.
 
Diet:  Regular fresh garlic, Biobest yogurt daily, Omega 3 supplements, very limited junk food, carbs and processed food, low fat diet.  Lots of fresh fruit and veggies (limited potatoes). 
 
Added: tumeric and probiotics.
 
 


Beth75
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   Posted 1/11/2008 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I used to be vauge like Sherry was, until my horrible flare this sept b/c before that I was never really that sick. I was a shell of myself during that time and I told some additional people and they were/are so worried for me, it was nice but I don't want people worrying.......but it has meant so much to have them there for me and being concerned.

One thing coming up is we are going away with friends (that I am not super close to but they are really nice) and we are renting a big house for superbowl weekend and there are three big rooms with a ton of beds (so we will not have our own room) and I know I am really, really gassy at night and the phazyme doesn't work for me, so I am worried about that. I'll figure it out somehow....
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Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ working on remission almost there
UC Diagnosed March 2000 (30 cenitmeters)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60/40mg alt days 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Potassium 600mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.


jujub
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   Posted 1/11/2008 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I must admit, if someone who knows about my condition gets pushy with me - like obnoxiously insisting I try some food I know I can't eat, or getting snippy about my stepping out of a meeting to go to the bathroom - I tell them something like "I could eat that, but it would give me constant bloody diarrhea."

There's just something about those words "bloody diarrhea" that backs them off. Fortunately, I've only had to do this a couple of times.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Intolerant to Asacol and rectal mesalamine preparations.
On Prednisone then Entocort 2001-2006 with only short periods off. 
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 


Red_34
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   Posted 1/11/2008 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, after having it for so long - you just get tired of having to explain everything. So I understand where you're coming from Marty.

Judy, that reminded of another pushy person that I confronted once. I mean I like her and all but.....anyway, we were at a huge fund raiser and we were outside mingling when a waiter came up to us with hor'deuvs (sp?). This woman takes one and the waiter brings the tray to me and I say no thank you. They were mini spinach quiches and I was in the middle of a flare. She then puts her hand on her hips and says "Oh yeah? Well why not?" I told her that it wouldn't agree with me so she tried getting me to try just one. I wasn't feeling that great plus I was cranky so I told her that I have Uc and I don't feel like peeing blood out my tush! Her mouth just sort of opened and apologized because she knows what Uc since she's a nurse.
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Birunji
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   Posted 1/11/2008 9:14 AM (GMT -7)   

I actually just "came out" to a couple of coworkers just the other day and they were *really* supportive. I decided the time had come because I was occasionally showing up late for work (mornings are the worst for me) and was always leaving my desk for the bathroom. Both coworkers thanked me for my openness and said they would do whatever they could to accommodate my needs. I knew they were nice, but I was still suprised by how well they reacted!

Otherwise, the only people who really know are my immediate family, my partner, and two friends (one who is in the process of being diagnosed with IBD). While I don't try to hide it, it doesn't come up that often. I'm all for making it less taboo, though my partner seems to be more secretive about than I am, because he's worried about embarrassing me. Like, he's told a couple mutual friends that I have a chronic illness, but refuses to tell them which one! I told him I really don't mind people knowing, but oh well... It's better than having him blab it to the world I guess.


Erin, 25

Diagnosed with left-sided UC June 2007
Flaring since June 2007

Asacol 400 mg x 9
Prednisone 20 mg (since 01/09/08)
Iron, Multivitamin, & Probiotic Yogurt
Zoloft 75 mg (for depression/anxiety)


UCinGV
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   Posted 1/11/2008 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't recommend telling anybody at work. Though it's illegal, you still run the risk of getting fired to get your expensive treatments off the company's insurance rolls.
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Lonie
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   Posted 1/11/2008 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I understand too Marty. I used to hide it, as a matter of fact, I didn't tell my family for quite some time. I didn't want them to worry about me, but it's good that I did since my nieces are showing some signs of intestinal problems. They now feel comfortable talking to me about what they are experiencing. Also most of my coworkers know and are very accepting of it and a lot of them come and tell me things they wouldn't anybody else because they know I'll understand. So it's all good. I don't like to whine to anyone either that I'm not feeling well, but those closest to me know right away without me saying a word.
Carol

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NuffinButtTrouble
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   Posted 1/11/2008 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   
To be honest...I really don't give a pooh...I tell everyone, even strangers if I'm in the mood. On the job most of my friends know, BUT they don't know the full extent of the harm this disease does...so long as I perform at work, no one cares or even notices. But if I was to drop dead today, they might say, "was it the colitis?"

NBT


Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
Meds: Remicade, Primal Defense Ultra, Multi-vitamins (also iron, B12, Magnesium and Zinc), Flaxseed/Natures Bounty Fish Oil
Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid (natural anti-fungal) 600mg x2 daily
Carrot & Garlic supplements (natural anti-fungal) x2 daily
Currently taking herbal meds in the search to regain full health.


Lonie
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   Posted 1/11/2008 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   
If my company let people go because of their illnesses and expenses of medications, most of our company would be gone due to the aging workforce we have here. Wouldn't be good for business! :-)
Carol

Remicade - will have my 20th infusion on February 21.
Imuran - 100 mgs....taken before bedtime
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics

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