When Your Stomach Really Hurts: Bloggers With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases on World IBD Day

Last week, I had a nasty stomach virus -- you know, the kind that sends you crawling to the bathroom every five minutes. The kind that means you can't keep even the smallest sip of water on your stomach without having to do that crawl back to the bathroom. Yea, that kind. It was horrible. So horrible that I Yammered in sick (and scared my co-workers because I never take a sick day). It was so horrible that when I wasn't in the bathroom, I was whining to my partner about how horrible I felt -- how much pain I was in -- how these were the last hours of my life and she would be sorry that she did not spend them listening to me whine my way through them. Once I recovered, I felt horribly guilty for being a big baby about that stomach virus. I felt guilty because TW has an IBD -- Crohn's Disease, to be specific. ...more
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