I’m sure that there are threads like this already, but I’ll start another one
How do you all deal with this disease emotionally?
I was only diagnosed two years ago and I think I’ve dealt with it by being in denial. I just kept taking my salafolk suppositories, notes foods that caused pain, and muddled through. I sometimes felt defeated and sad because of fatigue, but I chose to blame other valid reasons for being constantly tired.
Social support is very important but UC is hard to talk about
and I look fine on the outside. Also, so many social events involve food, and navigating this can be tough.
I do talk about
his with a few people at work who are familiar. I have to do a training at work that is quite stressful on Thursday, and I’m not letting possible diarrhea or agitation from pred, make me worry. I’m not sure if I’m exactly facing it head on right now, or what that would even look like, but this colonoscopy and doctors’ prescript
ions might have been the wake-up call I needed. I can be grateful for that.