Just to keep everyone in the loop. I spent a large chunk of Friday in the E.R. I've been dealing with some GI issues and eventually the pain and lack of food forced me to go to the hospital. I am on meds for colitis and I have an appointment to see a GI specialist on Tuesday. The doctor in the ER mentioned Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis repeatedly due to my symptoms and test results. My GP also wants the specialist to make sure my Pancreas is okay.
DDD, RA, Osteoarthritis, Alopecia and Fibro are all not fun things to deal with and I really don't want to add to the list.
I also have a question for those of you that deal with chronic pain. How do you deal with your friends/family not understanding that your body has limitations that aren't typical? I've been having a hard time explaining that although I would like to be more social and active it's just not in the cards sometimes.