Why do people feel that, just because we tell them something, it's their story to share with others? My friends and co-workers are accustomed to hearing me say "No, I don't think it's a secret, but it isn't my story to tell. If she wants to talk to you about
it, I'm sure she will."
On the eating thing, when we're planning a team lunch people used to ask me also. It was nice of them, but it made me self-conscious to have 15 people planning their lives around me. I took to saying "I can find something to eat wherever we go, so what do you want?" Now they've stopped asking me.
That means that sometimes I have only one choice on the menu, or I eat only bread, but it made me feel less like I was purple.
It's also perfectly okay to say (kindly) to people, that you don't want to talk about
your inconvenience all the time. Sometimes humor helps, too. Laugh, then say something like "Hey, it's bad enought I have this thing, I don't want to talk about
it all the time too."
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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