Gordon, I can understand you not tealling lots of your friends etc. When I was first dx i told my 4 best girlfriends ( i was just finished University and we all lived together) however, my condition initially wasnt too bad and I went into remission quick so I dont know if they really got it. Then, I felt fine for years so there was no need to discuss it. I didnt tell anyone else after that, Now, I am flaring and still havent told anyone else...even those friends I told initially. I wish I wasn t so embarassed by this. I feel weakened by it, I know I shouldnt but I do...only my hubby and mom know what I am going through. I am thinking of seeing a cousellour to talk about how I am emotionally feling about it.
Anyways, I think that you talking about it on facebook is a really good step and an easy way to let others know without having to tell them all in person.
Hi Kweeks, I too feel the same as you. My fiancee is the only one who knows what I am going through daily, I just cant bring myself to discuss it with anyone else! - I wouldnt want to worry my mum or dad.. and dont want anyone else knowing my business.. I am currently getting the looks and the, "You have lost a LOT of weight Martin".. and "whats with the red rash on your face, have you tried this cream?"arrgh! I cant wait for this flare to pass.
I can understand wanting to chat with a counsellour.. If it helps you to keep a clear head then I say go for it!! - Clear head may help you with recovery!
All the best,