Friday, August 03, 2007

Some other Tummy Trouble Posts

Just a round up of some other Crohn's posts around the internet that everyone should read
A year What a nice celebration.
Yikes-so sad People are dumb and mean.
You look so good I just was talking about this at the Blogher Unconference. It annoys me no end when folks are all "you look so good, you have lost so much weight" after a particularly bad bout with tummy troubles. Or the even better "I wish I could have Crohn's so I could lose weight so easily" Umm no, losing weight fast is not a perk. And the general, I never knew you had that, you are always so perky/look so healthy. hmm

Then there was a really sad one about a woman my age with Crohn's for about the same amount of time as I have had it and she went into the hospital at Christmas time and just passed away after getting better/worse/better/worse/better but then suddenly worse, without ever coming home again. I can't seem to find the link but it was a scary, sad thing.


sassymonkey said...

The second link made me want to kick someone (not that it takes much these days).

skeet said...

I've often been known to open my outh and spew words without thought, so I try to give people the benefit of the doubt when they seen to be totally insensitive. But, yeah, sometimes you just want to slap them six ways from Sunday.

TW said...

Sassymonkey-me too
Skeet-yes again, me too. It isn't usually that I want to smack them, more the whole sad thing.

The Bag of Health and Politics said...

The look so good thing comes from our obsession with thinness. Thin=healthy in the average peons brain. It's happened to me before. People are trying to be nice, but they are actually clueless. Can't really blame them though, as very few people talk about the disease publicly.