I am so sorry that life has dealt you such a challenging hand, YJane. And glad you found us for some support.
I very much agree with Diana about
finding a therapist. I only have the UC and an alcoholic father on my plate, and I am currently searching for a therapist to start seeing. ITU (I totally understand-sorry, I am so used to typing in abbreviations it is second nature now!) how you feel about
friends getting tired of hearing it. I imagine they are not tired of hearing about
your problems, but rather feel somewhat helpless to being able to offer you much help in dealing with everything. No doubt, those close to you want you to feel comfortable coming to them, but most people in our lives are not equipped to deal with just the UC, let along brain tumors, the death of a parent and a divorce all at the same time. In that way, I think it would really benefit you to find someone you could talk to who could not only help you, but whom you know will be there to listen and support you when you don't want to turn to your loved ones, you know?
Life is hard-and life with everything you have been dealt could be a dealbreaker for a lot of folks. But here you are, fighting to get your life back together, asking for support and seeking out help. You are obviously a very strong woman, so keep your head held high, and lean on people here anytime. That is what we are here for.
34 years old, stay at home mom of 2 girls, ages almost 4 and 2.5
Diagnosed in 2007
Biweekly injections for Humira clinical trial-going well so far!!
Off of canasa because of severe joint pain (side effect)