Today’s blog post is inspired by the lovely Sarah from Gluten-Free Blogger. She wrote such a humorous post about gluten-free brownies using Michael Scott gifs that I wanted to get in on the action and make my own all about what it’s like to live with IBD. So if you’re a fellow Crohnie or suffer from Ulcerative Colitis, then here are 11 things I know you’ll be nodding along to.
1.When you’re in the middle of a hospital appointment and you have no idea what the doctor is talking about.
It’s just numbers and words. And good luck trying to spell the name of that new medication he’s just mentioned.
2.When you reach the stage of being completely open about your toilet habits-and literally, don’t give a shit.
Colour? Consistency? Frequency? You’re happy to discuss it with anyone who asks-doctors, nurses, friends, relatives, complete strangers. You’re an open book!
3. When brain fog is so bad you literally can’t remember what you were about to say.
Was it important? I’m sure it was something beginning with…
4.When it’s 50/50 as when you’re going to make it home in time to use the loo
We’ve all been there-and we know the odds. At least we’re now a pro at perfecting a power walk!
5. When you’re so excited about a normal bowel movement
And just when you least expected it, you went to the toilet and it was…normal! What is this sorcery…you must tell everyone immediately.
6. The ring of fire
It.Hurts.So.Bad. Fire is incredibly accurate…
7. That feeling when it’s time for bath time…
Is there anything more soothing than a bath? Hot water do your magic and soothe! Bath time=best.time.ever
8. That feeling when you’ve left the house without Imodium
Even if you’re in remission, things can change in an instant. Who wants to take that risk? Imodium is your security blanket.
9. When someone is trying to have a conversation with you and you suddenly get *those* pains.
Why. Do. They. Keep. Talking.
10. When dinner is a choice of rice-or more rice.
It’s all you can stomach but you’re craving everything else but that.
11. When you try to keep a straight face when a nurse asks: ‘have you had this done before?’
Yes, you’ve had 236 blood tests, a dozen MRIs and pood in a pot more times than you can remember. You don’t need the intro talk.