I am feeling rather chatty these days as I am eye ball deep in UC frustration and rediscovering this great site.
All of us affected with UC can all take at least some portion from what is ailing another one, but I am just curious if any one sees any relationship effects from UC as well?
I am a Mommy. A lot is expected of us. I have a husband who is an outstanding father. We have been together for seven years (all of the time my UC was present) and still, at times, I feel like he does not “get it.”
I think he expects the running and never being able to go out for breakfast, but when UC really takes me. When I hardly have to strength to keep my eyes open … or I am not feeling so brave as to take to kids out of the house today, I don’t get a feeling of empathy from him.
This sounds like the flipside, but I often get told, “you are not taking care of yourself” when I feel that it is just me trying to deal. I’d like to ignore UC for as long as I could. I WANT TO be normal.
Right now is kind of a tough one because I WANT to rest, I don’t want to ignore it, but I am still a Mommy. NO REST FOR MOMMIES.
I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in June 2001. I have been on medication ever since. I have two beautiful daughters, born July 2007 and September 2009. I have my ups and downs with UC.