You know, as bad as Crohns is for me, there’s a few things that come with it that often make me laugh. Well, when I’m in a good mood anyways, sometimes it can be hurtful or insulting.
What am I talking about? Well when people don’t understand the disease. In no way do I expect everyone that I happen to meet or talk to, to become an expert on Crohns, but a little understanding would be nice.
Chris’ family just has NO clue about what crohn’s is. I mean, I’ve only known them for seventeen years and I’ve had crohn’s the whole time. You’d expect that they’d know what I go through, but they don’t.
Chris’ aunt for example is convince that I’ll feels so much better if I do one of those colon cleanse treatments. Well I suppose if I was blocked up maybe I would, but I’ve never read anything about those treatments curing Crohn’s or inflammation of the bowel or healing scar tissue.
Every time I talk to my mother in law she’s surprised if I tell her I’m in pain. If we discuss the fact that I regularly take pain medication she always seems like she’s never heard me talk about it before too. It’s so weird!
What are your in laws like? Obviously mine are a little clueless.