up until my last flare, I really told no one, except my husband or a close friend, but I would downplay it. My last flare, my husband, family and close friends and close coworkers that I consider friends and my boss. I couldn't hide it and I am glad I did tell them, I was really sick and I would want to know if any of those mentioned above were not well.
I basically had to cancel everything for a month and I explained to them why because I did not want anyone to take it personally.........I did not have to and I know I am not responsible for how people take things, but I had to cancel some pretty major events w/family and friends.
How did I let them know.......I told a couple people and sent an email once word got out. I just said that I was going to be ok but am very sick and will not be able to make any plans or do anything for the next month or so until I am better......something to that effect. Tacky, maybe, but I was a flipping zombie.
Everyone was so understanding, except one friend, but she's delusional anyway.......so I tried not to take that personally (in retrospect I do not). She just could not get it through her thick skull that the last thing I wanted to do was to go sit in a movie theater w/her when having 25+ bm's a day...........
Beth, 32 ~ Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ almost in remission
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd Sept 2007 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 30mg 1xday (taper 5mg a week from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 300mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.