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
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.
DX with UC in 2003.
Went into immediate remission with oral salofalk (9 pills/day).
Stayed on 9 pills/day as maintenance.
Began to flare during my pregnancy (Feb. 2009) and continue to flare, my son is now 5 months old.
Colonoscopy in May.
oral salofalk 9 pills/day
salofalk suppositories 1 at night
Ultimate Flora Critical Care probiotic 1 at night