I know what you mean about
being sick and it causing you to stay home. I was so sick from my disease that I had to drop out of college. I stayed home all the time, and it didn't help that I was in a verbally abusive relationship. All of this fed my already present anxiety. Now I have a battle with myself every day I go to school (I'm back in college now that my disease is a little more mild). The other day I had an argument in my head for an hour before I realized that if I didn't go to class that day, I wasn't going to go the next.
When I told my counselor about
it, she was so proud of me. It ended up just making me cry though because I know that I want to do so much more. I want to actually talk to people in class...to make friends. Or to join exercise classes. Or to even feel comfortable in the gym! But right now, I'm stuck with small victories. I hope by the time summer is over, I'll be able to walk through the grocery store without feeling uncomfortable (or even attend a yoga class!).
Small victories lead to larger ones.
Dx with crohn's since Oct '04.
Have had symptoms since 2000.
Medications: nothing but a daily vitamin
Recently changed GIs, new GI is thinking something else may be wrong.
I see him on June 4th. Wish me luck.