I myself get self-conscious and a bit embarrassed when asked to elaborate on symptoms etc... Since I've been ill I've hated telling all my girlfriends about my illnesss.
They only have to wikipedia it to see that I've been spending a heck of a lot of time on the toliet.
Most handbooks on dating don't cover talking about ulcerative colitis and its accompanying symptoms, like frequent gas and diarrhea.But there are strategies for getting past the awkwardness to have a good time. All I have a question for you that is hard to talk about with most of my friends since they don't have a disease.I was wondering when is a good time to tell some one I have Crohn's?I don't want to scare some one off, but the CCFA is a big part of my life and when they ask what I like to do on my off time it feels weird not to mention my volunteering with them or say why I run, since I run to raise money for them.
We go into love usually kicking & screaming half the time always thinking we were innocent!
With it come the pressures of dating and the social scene.
It’s true that dating and getting into relationships can be more complicated when you have an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
One of the upsides of college: all that new freedom!
One of the downsides of college for people with UC: all that freedom!
No matter a person’s looks, we all desire something deeper and stronger to connect with – as The Beatles so famously said, “love is all we need”.