That's cool, sunshine. I understand where you're coming from, and I have no hard feelings. I just know what I miss, and I'm curious what other people are missing. By no means do I feel like my life is miserable. I'm so blessed to have a wonderful husband and son and the ability to stay home with my child without suffering financially (well, not too much anyway). My family is super-supportive, which I know can be rare. For most of my day, I'm very happy. But its a fact of this disease that we will miss a lot of things because of it. And sometimes it helps to share those things with other people.
Every time I get down about
this disease, I always think about
my first thought upon hearing my diagnosis: Thank God its not cancer.
I always know that things could be worse, and I think everyone else here knows that, too.
Katie, 30. Chicago 'burbs.
DX: Pancolitis as of 9/08 (Proctitis as of 1/08)
Current Treament: Asacol 1200 MG 3X daily, Cortenama 100 ML nightly, Iron 325 MG 3X daily, Zoloft 50 MG daily, Bentyl 20 MG as needed.
Diet/Exercise: Spinach/sunflower and low-residue. Yoga and walking.
Previous Treatment: Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Rowasa.