James L. said...
I see. Thanks for the response, sweetie31105.
After reading what you said, I think it's more like a guy thing for me. probably pride related.
A couple of friends who know that I have UC started to pity after telling them about what happened.
But I don't want them to pity me. Even the people who I wasn't close with started pitying me and it's just way to awkward.
I want them to treat me like a normal person and not judge me based up on what I have.
When I'm out eating with some people, some go "Oh right. You can eat these food"
It sometimes gets me aggravated.
Oh right You have a flare up. You shouldn't be working out or playing basketball. Go rest.
As a guy, these are sort of things that I want to avoid when it comes to social contact and activities.
I just tell my hallmates at my dorm that I had colitis and lost some weight. So I need to eat healthy food, etc.
It's understandable that everyone is different, and everyone deals with it differently. When people ask me about
this disease, I try to sum it up to where it's a simple answer and not much detail. It is a disgusting disease, but I guess for me with my friends, I treat them like they are close to me. I agree about
the "oh! you can't eat this" comment. My husband is very careful about
what I eat and where we go. Sometimes it makes me feel annoyed, disappointed, and angry at having this disease. But it's life.
27 year old, Married, Female.
Diagnosed with UC since March 2007
Taking Humira and Imuran since May 2007 (Currently in remission since May 2007)
Taken off Imuran 1/15/09
Only taking Humira.
Can't take Asacol, Allergic to Remicade