I wouldn't even give them that much information. "It looks and smells wonderful, and I wish I could taste it, but I'm on a very restricted diet." Why you're on the diet isn't their business or concern.
For people I work with every day or see regularly, I tell them I have Ulcerative Colitis, and that it's a disease that causes many ulcers in the large intestine along with pain and bleeding. That's why some days I'm not up to my usual energy level and I always watch what I eat.
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.
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