I had an interesting thing happen the other day. I was at the hospital getting blood drawn for a prometheus test (doc wants to up the azathioprine). The woman drawing the blood looked down at my paperwork and said, "We have the same doctor. Do you have UC too?" It was great to sit and chat about how much we like our gi, and how cool is it to not only find someone who know what this is, but has it too? It made a boring blood draw much more interesting.
I get tired of explaining to people, and just wanted to share with you that others are out there!