Remember that friends come and go for different reasons....for some, health issues is the last thing they want to deal with.
The "some" who have taken a different road shouldn't take you away from the fact that some are still your friends...focus on them and you.
It's hurtful to be sure.
Unfortunately it'll happen throughout your life whether you have health issues or not.
Be a good friend to yourself. Maybe some friends who have taken a break will be back...we all grow at different paces.
Happy belated birthday to you Jen!!
Hope you have a feeling well new year, one filled with new friends and experiences!
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!