Relationships

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My Note to You

My boyfriend has never seen or experienced me without my IBD. We met a couple months after I was diagnosed. That is now almost five years ago. It’s been my longest relationship to date and I hope it’s the only one I now have. At the start, my disease was under control and I was able to have some sort…

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We sat in the car, driving to the hospital. Nothing unusual in that; we often drive to the hospital. But I sat there wondering why he was so okay with taking me there. When did it become so normal for us to be going there because I had an appointment, needed blood taking, was having a medication given or needed…

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  I’m in this great relationship but I am scared beyond anything else I’ve ever felt. It is future and my present. What if this isn’t right? How do I test him to make sure he will be there when I get sick again? I’m so pathetic and acting so morbid to want to be really Crohnie again and see what…

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“Hello.. (Pt. III)

To continue on from the last post about discussion Crohn’s with your friends, this post shall discuss how to explain Crohn’s when it comes to a relationship. I’ve dated three people since I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease back in September last year. Two have ended, the current one is, well, still current and on going. All three have taught…

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“Hello.. (Pt. II)

To continue on from my last post about friendships and Crohn’s, this post shall look at discussing Crohn’s with friends; old and new, and how to help acquaintances ‘understand’ your condition. “What exactly is Crohn’s disease?” My friend Gemma asked me, when we first met for coffee, in November last year. I was about a week out of hospital and…

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My honesty will be the death of me. Or maybe it won’t. It is true for everyone – and even more poignant for people who suffer with a chronic, long term illness – that you need a strong support network around you. Know how you get into mine? You stick by me through the bad times. The good times, they…

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“Hello..

.. My name is Louise and I have Crohn’s Disease.” As an ongoing topic on this blog, I will be writing about and sharing my experiences when it comes to friendships and revealing your Crohns disease and how to talk about it. As a recently new sufferer, I’ve had to overcome some fears and open my eyes to some realisations…

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Counselling last week gave me alot to digest. It may have been the sunny weather or the time I’d been given off work, but I went into session in a very good mood. It showed. We spoke about acceptance. It’s become quite a theme or topic of conversation and my therapist always guides me back to it. I spoke of…

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