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I have been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis for 10 years now. Commercials, bathrooms and safety bags are just our normal. When trying to have normal relaxing Friday night and the commercials comes on. Do you have Crohn’s or UC… Doesn’t it make you want to throw something at the TV or scream. Shopping with a friend going into a store having to look to see where the bathrooms are. Trying to have a normal day and having to drag your safety bag around that has extra change clothes, depends and wipes.

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  • thedancingcrohnie moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi angstang,

    I was diagnosed with Crohn’s so I can sooo relate to this. Yes! Whenever I see those commercials I always get a little agitated! I’m glad I’m not the only one!

    And I know! Doing normal activities like going to the mall can sometimes be a production. Planning ahead is something we all have to come to terms with, and having our “bag of necessities” with fresh underwear, and wipes is our normal. But hey, I guess the silver lining is that we are pros at knowing where all public bathrooms are at all times!

    I hope you are feeling well. Know you have a community here and never hesitate to reach out. Keep pushing forward, warrior. You are so so strong.

    Always dancing,
    Elizabeth (team member)

  • SusanHU
    2 years ago

    You’re not alone in those feelings @angstang! We recently even had an article along those lines: https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/living/pharma-commercials/. We get it and we’re here for you! – Susan (InflammatoryBowelDisease.net Team Member)

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