I wouldn't have asked if I couldn't handle an earful or a rant.
I don't suppose the drive to Helena could be done in a separate car? Or would that just increase the awkwardness? Maybe conference call? This might not be an option, but have you ever tried Immodium? I use it sparingly because it has serious rebound effects in me, but when flying, or long drives, or family get-togethers when a bathroom isn't exactly convenient, I'll take a pill and I'm good for the day. Of course, I also don't eat anything that day just to cover all my bases. And it totally sucks that you are worried about
having a slice of pizza or two. Nobody'll probably notice if you skip that part, just means more for everyone else. lol I've been refusing donuts and
cookies at work, and everyone thinks I'm crazy. I've been trying to get someone to bring in bagels, but for some reason, everyone would rather eat yummy sweet buttery goodies than plain old bagels...imagine that.
Enjoy the sun this weekend, and get out for a walk. Fresh air and exercise do a body and mind wonders. How old is your kid? Boy or a girl? At the very least, go sit on a swing set for a while and get the kid out of the house. It must be difficult to deal with this disease and still try to raise a family and work. Whenever I start to feel sorry for myself about
my hermitness, I actually count my blessing that at least it only affects me. I truly admire your strength and perserverance. I really hope something starts to work for you, and you can get things back on track. Stay in touch.
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06 - currently flaring
Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort retention fluid, Prednisone 15mg and tapering down