Unless someone has gone through it, they don't have a clue.
I have a friend who always insists she knows what I am going through I had a few cocktails the other day and she was on her kick of, 'if you can't have a baby, i'll have one for you'. (she is a little insane too, and for that reason I would not let her carry my baby, if I needed someone). I was like well my uterus is just fine thanks, it's actually my colon and kidneys but I will be ok and will be able to have kids, thanks for the offer and goes on to tell me how she knows how I feel and blah, blah, blah.
I was like I have two chronic illnesses, working on my third one, you have absolutely no idea how I feel..........but what I did not say was, I am so much happier being myself than her, b/c she is delusional and I love my life besides the chronic illnesses and stuff that goes along w/it.
I wonder if I would be as sensitive to others needs and boundaries, if I had not gone through all this? I'd like to think I would be. (not saying that I am perfect but I try to respect others)
Beth, 32 ~ Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ in remission
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
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 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 20mg 1xday (taper 5mg a week from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Enalpril 10mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs. Do you have edema? If so, check your protiens!
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.