Actually, I think I contribute to their stupidity sometimes...
I want to be 'normal' so sometimes I put on a brave face and fake it - then I find people minimizing what I'm really going through.
Then, sometimes, when I let people know the truth of the situation, I get frustrated too with the pity (I still want to talk about
other thing sometimes!) or not being treated normally, you know?
How do you all handle the balancing act?
diagnosed with UC in Feb 2007
taking 12 Asacol/day since then
take Rowasa enema as needed
Mega-dosing on iron due to anemia
Have tried dozens of alternate remedies:
glutamine, sunflower/spinach, omega3, Ayurveda, reflexology, herbal prescriptions, blood allergy testing (avoiding dairy and eggwhites), tried no nightshades, tried SCD (not very strict to be honest), tried Guts to Glory program, briefly tried David Klein diet, mega-probiotics, probiotic enemas, slippery elm enemas, etc. etc.
I know that the right combination for what my tender tummy needs is out there!