Archive for the ‘Friends’ Category

Warriors with Guts!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 18:45 1 Comment

  Hello everyone! I am writing to your in regards to a cause that is very near and dear to your hearts. We have all taken on the same monsters: UC and Crohn’s. We have spent nights clinging to our toilets (might as well have slept in the bathtub!), shed pounds from malnourishment because we […]

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Offering Support: What to Say in a Difficult Situation

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 1:51 5 Comments

I’m finally getting around to posting again after dealing with some new issues (Positive: returning to work full-time and going back to the gym. Negative: unforeseen financial ramifications from being sick and my first appointment with the j-pouch surgeon where I was told it’s not clear that I don’t also have Crohn’s, so the OK […]

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Types of Support

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 21:47 1 Comment

I think many people feel a natural inclination toward not wanting to bother other people, to put them out of their way, to cause them any inconvenience. Being sick has changed this inclination somewhat. Perhaps some of you reading this post do not have UC yourself but are close to someone who does and you […]

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Friends said: “Wish We’d Known”

Friday, May 23, 2008 21:10 No Comments

Last night some friends came into town and we went out for a great Italian dinner. We got to talking about how much things have changed, and how I weigh 140 pounds now 5’6″. Just saw my weight, my UC weight was around 120-125. They were saying how they felt bad that while I was […]

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