Monday again… So perfect excuse for a new Crohn’s Moans update. This time, lets talk about rude people.
I try really, REALLY, really hard to keep all sarcastic thoughts in my head, when people who haven’t got a clue about Crohn’s or Colitis voice their opinions. I usually acknowledge their inconsiderate thought with a sympathetic smile and a weak laugh -Haha very good.
However, I have been reading more and more discussions around the topic of people not even trying to comprehend what us ‘Crohnies’ go through. Here are a few examples of what I have had to answer, all while being polite of course. I keep all sarcasm for you readers only!
I wish I could have Crohn’s for a week, you know, just to loose a little bit of weight. Here, take my insides. I’d happily give you it for a week but I know you couldn’t even handle an hour. In reality, I would do anything to not be stuck to a toilet with bum sores.
You can eat what you want without weight gain. How lucky are you! Well actually, no I can’t eat what I want. I have to be very careful and limit everything. Oh how I miss Heniz tomato soup. Also, the truth is – food can pass through me at lightening speed, which then means no vitamins or good stuff is absorbed. I am really not a healthy human.
So lucky you don’t have to go to the gym. Yeah, so lucky I have the body of an 80 year old. Joint pain you rock getting me out of wearing lyrca and getting my sweat on. I CAN’T EVEN WALK WITHOUT HIP PAIN AT THE MOMENT!!!!!
I know how you feel, I had the sh*ts the other week. Just the sh*ts or did you have everything else that comes with Crohn’s Disease? Because I would consider just the sh*ts a walk in the park. A smelly park though.
Have you tried aloe vera? It cured my sister-in-laws, mothers, cousins, neighbour. Yes. Did it help, no.
I seen you out at the weekend, you can’t be that ill! I am ill all the time. Crohn’s just doesn’t come and go when it suits. I am the master of concealing pain mwah hahahaha.
SO, how would you react to these statements and questions? I would love to hear your thoughts.
Please read this post with a pinch of humour. As I know most people try to understand, have done research and are always on hand for a hug when I have had a bad day.