I know that my moods have been bad with this flare - and at times rightfully so - but yesterday I about flipped, not once, but three times... (if only there was energy for flipping out)
First: lying on the couch, trying to gather enough energy to peel myself up to go to work. Dentist office calls. I've been trying to get in touch with them for two days. I'm supposed to get a few small fillings on Monday and just don't see that happening - so I wanted to reschedule. The lady calls to confirm and I ask if they can schedule someone else, I know it's short notice, but I haven't been feeling well. She says, "but it's only Thursday, you'll be feeling better by Monday."
REALLY!?!?! I will be?!?!? That would be great - but I doubt I'll be 100% in three days. Come on lady! I didn't even have the energy to go into the "I'm dealing with a chronic medical problem (which is in my dental records) and just can't do it" line.
Second: still on the couch, credit card telemarketer calls. Asks for me, asks how I am. I respond with "not well." Oh, what's wrong with you? "not feeling well." Should we call back? "no" but we want to discuss some money saving offers with you... click.
I get it's just their job, but don't badger me!
Third: after work at the chiropractor's office. I basically colapse into a chair, exhausted. Some other patient I haven't seen before, says "that's how I felt when I first started coming here".
I wanted to go off with: REALLY!?!?! You felt like your intestines were shredded? You haven't slept well in a month? You just spent three days in the hospital? Instead I just said "no", shook my head and tried to ignore the annyoing do-gooder. Yeah for him and his relief, but he doesn't know a dang thing about me and should assume so.
I know none of these people mean to be irritating, but the questioning and assumptions just made me so mad! Good thing I can rant here and avoid screaming at people :)
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia diagnosed Feb 2006
Status: Flaring :(
40mg pred, Asacol 12 per day, Azathioprine 75mg, Cortifoam, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio, Calcium, Vitamin D