This is pretty much unrelated to UC, but there's so much life experience among you all that I feel like I can ask for your help.
I left a very good job when my son was born, because I couldn't handle the idea of putting him in day care (I will not change my mind on that). So I've been home for 2 1/2 years, and we've been living on one salary (money is very tight). For a while I was totally distracted by my UC, but now that I'm in remission I have lots of time to do... nothing. My husband has a very demanding job, so he's gone a lot; and I can't stand feeling so isolated. I only have a couple friends who stay home with their kids, so I'm pretty much on my own. I can't even take my son to fun places, because everything is so expensive. Aside from the library, visits with family, and the occasional playdate with a friend, we have nothing to do and I'm about to lose my mind. Its also starting to wear on my relationship with my husband, because I'm always asking "when will you be home?"
I hate feeling so needy and so isolated, but I just don't see any way out of this. Again, I will not go back to work - with my husband's hectic schedule, I would be responsible for everything and I think the stress of that might cause problems with my UC.
Any advice you could give would be so very much appreciated.
Katie, 30. Chicago 'burbs.
DX: Pancolitis as of 9/08 (Proctitis as of 1/08)
Current Treament: Spinach/Sunflower Seed Diet
Previous Treatment: Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Rowasa, Bentyl, Cortenema, Asacol, Iron, Zoloft, Acidophilus.